Skip to content

Entrepreneurs Panel

Charlie Mullins
David Pollock
Laura Tenison
Debbie Pierce
Richard O'Sullivan
Jennie Johnson
Jeremy Roberts
Tony Caldeira
Michael Oliver
Julie Meyer
Steve Purdham
Brian Hay

Blue Rainbow Aparthotels bags green award

Blue Rainbow Aparthotels, a collection of four and five star boutique serviced apartments in Manchester and Edinburgh, has bagged a Green Tourism award.

The company picked up a bronze award from the Green Tourism Business scheme for its use of energy efficiency measures in its aparthotel, Blue Rainbow High Street, which is based in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre.

Its Blue Rainbow High Street base was praised for its energy and water efficiency, in particular the aparthotel’s modern and eco-friendly equipment including its use of hot water tanks, low energy lighting and dual flush toilets.

Will Hannah, managing director at Blue Rainbow Aparthotels, said, “We’re delighted to be recognised as one of the few aparthotels in the UK to be officially accredited for our green efforts, under the Green Tourism Business scheme.

“We’re extremely passionate about supporting green issues within hospitality industry. We also understand that it’s an increasingly important consideration for our guests too.”

By Kirsty Hewitt

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.