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5* rating for BGL Golf

October 29, 2014

BGL Golf, the UK's leading course owner and operator, has been awarded a five-star rating by The Food Standards Agency at each of its 10 venues, located across the UK, underlining the group's commitment to operational excellence.

The Food Standards Agency is responsible for food safety and food hygiene across the United Kingdom and works alongside local authorities to enforce regulations.

BGL Golf – including its flagship property Burhill Golf Club, which has retained its five-star rating for the last 14 years – has ensured that, with focused staff training, a recently introduced standardised menu, and locally sourced produce, the company is delivering quality catering that its customers want.

Colin Mayes, BGL chief executive, said: "With food and beverage sales accounting for more than a third of our business, it's important we safeguard this revenue and develop it further in the coming years.”

“Our five-star food hygiene certification is just one of the ways in which we can demonstrate to our customers the attention to detail we have with our approach to all aspects of the business which all of us at BGL are very proud of.” 

BGL Golf, based at Burhill Golf Club in Surrey and privately owned by members of the Guinness family, has further demonstrated its commitment to achieving excellence across the business' operations, with seven of its facilities earning the globally renowned sustainability award, GEO* Certified. 

The international ecolabel is the global benchmark for sustainability in golf businesses and is administered by the Golf Environment Organization (GEO) to those who demonstrate an operational commitment to the core principles of sustainability.

In the last 12 months, BGL Golf has invested more than £1.2million into the Café, Bar and Grill refurbishments at its Nottinghamshire and Kent venues, Ramsdale Park Golf Centre and Birchwood Park Golf Centre respectively, the new Golf Shop at Redbourn Golf Club in Hertfordshire, and facility extension work at its other Hertfordshire venue, Aldwickbury Park Golf Club.

Colin added: “We have an ongoing investment plan in place across the group to help maintain high standards as well as making ongoing enhancements to each of our facilities.”

“This helps ensure our customers continue to enjoy the quality facilities they have become accustomed to at BGL Golf.”

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