START-UP success story The Wellbeing Farm is in line to win another award for its green credentials.

The company is up for a Goldstar Award from Green Tourism for its commitment to sustainability.

The Wellbeing Farm at Edgworth has been shortlisted for the category of Best Conference or Events Venue and is among 60 UK finalists drawn from a total of more than 2,400 contenders.

It will battle it out with four other firms for the award — one of 13 to be handed out later this year.

Now in its fourth year, the annual awards aim to honour those businesses and organisations that have done the most to promote sustainability by implementing cost-saving practices that help the environment.

The Wellbeing Farm is the only firm from Lancashire to be up for and award.

The winners of each category will be announced at the Green Tourism Annual conference on November 10 during a special ceremony held in the Palace Hotel, Manchester.

Owner Celia Gaze said: “It is an amazing accomplishment because this is an award that we were nominated for by someone external who has recognised what we’re doing.

“You aspire to achieving the gold level, but then to be put forward for the Goldstar Awards, which is essentially the cream of the crop in the category, that’s just fantastic. I also couldn’t believe that we were the only Lancashire business to be up for the award. That makes it even more special.”

Andrea Nicholas, director of Green Tourism, said: “The Goldstar Awards are a recognition of the best of the best in Britain when it comes to creating and maintaining a thriving sustainable tourism industry.

“A total of 60 green tourism businesses from across the UK have been shortlisted for the Goldstar Awards this year out of more than 2,400 entries.

“These finalists represent the best of the best, the top 3 per cent of Green Tourism businesses in the UK.”

Green Tourism was launched 17 years ago and is now the biggest of its kind in the world having helped nearly 10,000 businesses improve their commitment to sustainability.