Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa near Falkirk has been
acknowledged for its outstanding work in the local community, being
named CSR Hotel of the Year at the recent UK-wide Macdonald Hotels
& Resorts annual awards.
The prestigious award comes after Cabinet Secretary for
Training, Youth and Women's Employment Angela Constance commended
the hotel for its work with local young people who aspire to break
into the hospitality industry. This initiative was a key factor in
the decision by the hotel group to recognise Macdonald Inchyra
Hotel & Spa with the award.
For over a year, Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa has been
working with Falkirk Council and training provider Positive
Qualities to offer young people who are working towards the Bronze
Employability Award the opportunity to undergo pre-apprenticeship
training at the four-star hotel. Almost 50 students have gone
through the programme, with 6 now in full time employment at the
In the last year, Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa has also
worked on a diverse range of community projects including
fundraising events for Carrongrange School, charity tree planting
days with Polmont Rotary Club, and fundraising dinners for Falkirk
Football Club Academy and Strathcarron Hospice.
Brett Ingle, General Manager at Macdonald Inchyra Hotel &
Spa, commented: "Over the last year the team at Macdonald Inchyra
Hotel & Spa has done a tremendous amount of work to support the
people of Polmont, Falkirk and beyond. It's a real honour to have
the team's commitment recognised. It most definitely spurs us on to
the next project.
"Looking to the future, one of our new initiatives will see
students from Carrongrange School embarking on work placements here
from August 2014, and we look forward to maintaining our support of
the various charitable organisations we have been able to assist to
Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa is based in the heart of the
central belt just off the M9 and within 30 minutes of Edinburgh and