Testimonials @ GreenDirections

Sheffield Money

The meal was lovely

Helpful to be out of the way and to have such a confidential setting

Excellent facilities and a really impressive lunch

Excellent venue - would use again especially for team-building


A nice layout - the privacy and design of the facilitiew work well

Quiet and warm

Clare Clarke - University of Sheffield - IDC Machining Science

Lovely welcome and hosting throughout the day, right balance of friendliness and professionalism. Fantastic food and refreshments, good tutors for activities, a wholly enjoyable day. Thanks for your help.

Kevin Kerrigan - IDC Machining Science

Great atmosphere for innovative team-building. Well planned and thought out. Really friendly staff.

Ed Heath-White - Tata Steel

Good IT facilities in action and strong green credentials

Kat Buck - Department of Mechanical Engineering, U of Sheffield

Just wanted to say thank you so much for Friday! Everything ran really smoothly and everyone had a great time! The ice cream was an extra special treat!

Simon Mander - Managing Director, Avanti Conveyors

Thanks for your hospitality yesterday, the venue and the food were first rate.  The location truly did allow for some free, unhassled thinking from my management team.

Lesley Statham - University of Sheffield

Beautiful Location, Very friendly, Fun activities

Lisa Gardiner - University of Sheffield

An amazing setting making a lovely and most enjoyable day. Thank you.

Nathan Ray - AMRC

A brilliant day, absolutely spot on!

Clare Jeavons - AMRC

All great, lovely being in a home environment, very inspiring

David Johnson - Unplugged Housing

Great setting, great story

Mark Whitworth - Sheffield City Council

Great venue for the event - its size, demonstrator facility (energy efficiency). Good cakes.

Jenny Patient - Sheffield Climate Alliance

Lovely place to come, fresh air in my day

Neil Robertson - Keepmoat Regeneration

Sustainable, good location and refreshments

Stephen Chase - University of Sheffield

Welcoming and professional

Kat Buck - University of Sheffield

I wanted to say a massive thanks for all your hard work for both our open days - we’ve had loads of fab feedback about the whole thing - especially the venue and food! You really went to a huge effort and it was much appreciated! 

Keith Newman - Avanti Conveyers

Great location and modern facilities

Green Tourism Business Scheme

We were shortlisted alongside Wembley National Stadium and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in the Green Tourism Business Scheme Goldsar Awards 2013


Robert Clark - Verco

Great location and example of good practice (sustainability)

Kelly Hood - Boho Weddings


Pam Liversidge OBE - Master Cutler 2011/12

Great environment, food and drink. Owner 'on hand' - warm welcome.

Brad Johnson - Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Great location. Comfortable and an excellent energy learning journey

Melanie Beasley - University of Sheffield

Friendly attentive service, beautiful building and grounds

Dr. David Fletcher - Registrar University of Sheffield 1999-2009

Very customer focussed, an excellent experience, peaceful and conducive to thought and creativity

Cara Russell - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield

Fab location, great things to do

The Very Reverend Peter Bradley - Dean of Sheffield Cathedral

Great facilities and delicious lunch. Loved the I.T.

Jason Hawley - University of Sheffield

Friendly, Lovely setting, Excellent food

Bernd Hermann - Sheffield City Council

Its strength is everything it stands for and demonstrates

Katy Buckley

Lovely venue, friendly staff, excellent home-made cakes

Reverend Canon Christopher Burke - Sheffield Cathedral

Superb venue, great facilities, Mark is excellent

Sally Gibbs (Bride)

Thanks again for helping us to create such a wonderful day - we loved it! 

Jen Rawon - University of Sheffield

Great location, barbecue and cakes

Sandra Nundy - Essentially Healthy

Unique nature of venue and location
Really positive energy with its alignment with energy conservation and environmental sustainability
Personal bespoke service and attention to detail
High quality of facilities, amenities and service
Truly value for money as a conference/corporate and social venue

John Biggin - AMRC Management

Excellent conference room.  Peaceful and attractive

Nick Lawrence - Freeman College

Everyone had a fantastic time yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it

Graham Millar - Sheffield Cathedral Chapter

Flexible environment, beautiful location, excellent food

Bobbie Harvey

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for hosting last week's seminar. The day seemed to go really well and there were lots of comments from the participants about the lovely venue. So much of the success of this type of event rests on the venue and host and you certainly did a super job! Many thanks and I look forward to working with you again soon.

Kate Pahl - Sheffield Cathedral

Lovely site, relaxing environment, lovely food and welcome. Very good refreshments especially cake and wine.

Tom Warham - geography teacher, Silverdale School

Thanks very much indeed for all your time and effort to make our trip such a success. The students really got a good idea of what some of the major issues are in terms of sustainable energy, how the UK are trying to meet the Kyoto targets and how individuals and small organisations like yourself are an integral part of the UK's energy mix.

John (Hamshaw) and Mark (Evans) were equally impressed with your site and session and thought it was great benefit to our students. I hope that we can run a similar trip next year for out GCSE students and look forward to trying to arrange something for our eco-group.

Best of luck with the growth of your business; I for one will be singing your praises for some time to come.

Janet Hickinbottom and Bill Graham - Farming and Countryside Education

  • 'Wonderful location'
  • 'Personal Service'
  • 'Fantastic Food'

Top evaluation rating for: facilities, lunch, refreshments, location and value for money

Lesley Bramwell and Dan Chester

Thanks once again for helping make our wedding day really special. We had an absolutely amazing day as did all of our guests. Everyone thought the location was superb and the views outstanding. We really couldn't have asked for a more wonderful day.

Yvonne and Ronnie Bramwell

We can't thank you enough for making Lesley and Dan's wedding celebration a huge success. It was a wonderful day from start to finish.

The caring thoughtful way you managed the day certainly made it one to remember and meant so much to us. Nothing was a problem to you (including rescuing the wedding cake and looking after a guest who was ill). The personal touch you gave made for a magical time thoroughly enjoyed by adults and children alike.

Mark Ford - Sheffield Cathedral

Great location, homely feel.

Kate Farmery - Hunslet Moor Primary School, Leeds.

Zahir Ali - pupil at Hunslet Moor Primary School

Thank you for letting us visit your extraordinary eco farm. You have inspired us to save energy.

Sabina Krynska - pupil at Hunslet Moor Primary School

I am writing to say thank you for a fantastic day and for teaching us about life on the farm. I loved it when we stroked the pigs and the horses and ponys. Thank you for teaching us about electricity and how anemometers work and how greenhouse gases distroy our planet. Thank you for telling us about the solar power and how it works.

Anne Bradford - University of Sheffield

Great hospitality, location, catering and venue

Sally Goodwin - Canklow Woods Primary School

It was a well organised and informative day. The children got a lot from the day and remembered a huge amount. The facilities were great; especially as the weather was a little against us so it was good that there was an indoor space for them to eat.

Samantha - pupil at Canklow Woods Primary School

Firstly I just want to thank you for a wonderful visit to your farm to learn about sustainability. Me and my class really enjoyed it and learned a lot about climate change. My favourite part was when we completed the science investigation to test the wind speed. I also enjoyed the homemade biscuits! Thank you for a fantastic tour around your farm. I didn't know that a farm could have solar panels.

I learned that bacon comes from pigs and I found that really interesting. I would like to thank you once again for an amazing day! I would recommend your farm for all children in Key Stage 2.

Marina Bowlis - University of Sheffield

Personal service, friendly and helpful and professional

Amelia Harvey

Very enjoyable and informative

John Cotton - Brimar Ltd.

Excellent. Very impressed by what you have done here.

Graham Northing

Excellent event

Rebecca Mottershaw - Teacher Aston All Saints C of E Primary School

A real strength was your manner with the children. The hands-on science was great because you related it to your real life experience...you gave us lots of potential to extend our work. Thank you.

Bob Grierson - Landin=Wilcock Accountants

You have a unique first class facility, Many thanks for a superb lunch and a very enjoyable day.

Karen Wilson - ITS Sheffield

Thanks again for a fab couple of hours on Tuesday I've not stopped raving about you and your lovely place

Bobbie Harvey - Farming and Coutryside Education

'Thank you for a super lunch and chance to look round your lovely farm and facilities.

I was very impressed and will most certainly recommend you to others'

Mark Beaumont-Thomas - Profile Builder

'Fab lunch & tour of @greensheffield. Farm, renewables, fab food, spectacular countryside, all less than 5 miles from Sheffield centre'

Our strengths by John Ashcroft - Broker Assistance

Quality of venue - different and interesting

  • Warmth of welcome and service
  • Exceptional quality of lunch and other refreshments
  • Value for money

Our strengths by Mel Pullan - Team International

  • Quality of conference room and its facilities
  • Quality of food
  • Value for money

'a good warm environment promotes open-mindedness and safe learning space

John Palagi - Flatcap Marketing

'love the decor, food and service