Quality Assessments

We are associated with a number of accreditation schemes which enable businesses to demonstrate their quality and differentiate themselves from their competitors.

Taste of Staffordshire Quality Marque

The Taste of Staffordshire quality marque is open to all food and drink businesses in Staffordshire with at least a four-star food hygiene rating from Rate My Place or equivalent. 

It is awarded to businesses which demonstrate a commitment to the highest quality in produce, customer service, and hygiene.

Please note that you can't automatically enter the Tourism and Good Food awards with a Taste of Staffordshire marque visit.  However, the marque will score points in the competition.

Download the Taste of Staffordshire recruitment pack and application form.

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation Scheme

The Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation Scheme, or SAVAS, proves that an accommodation provider has a ‘legal, clean and safe’ operation, following an inspection from an experienced accommodation assessor.  Download the forms, fill them in and  send the forms and money to 

VisitEngland Assessment Services,
The AA, Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, RG21 4EA
E: visitenglandassessmentservices@theaa.com • T: 01256 491111

Prices are as follows

Contact us for more information.

Staffordshire Environmental Quality Mark

SEQM marqueThe Staffordshire Environmental Quality Mark (SEQM) is an award presented by Destination Staffordshire  to organisations that:

• support the local economy
• protect the global environment
• enhance the local environment
• invest in people and communities
• celebrate what’s special about Staffordshire.

Whenever you visit a hotel, guest house, attraction, selfcatering accommodation, pub, restaurant, farmshop or food producer, look for their Environmental Quality Mark. 

Feel free to ask SEQM businesses what makes their products and services so special to Staffordshire – they will be happy to tell you! Look out for the SEQM logo!

Further details are available at www.eqm.org.uk/staffordshire

National accreditation schemes

Visit England’s star rating and accreditation schemes include:

  • National Quality Assessment Scheme: official star ratings for accommodation providers, delivered by The AA
  • Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme: independent assessment of the visitor experience at your attraction,
  •  National Accessible Scheme: the only scheme rating the accessibility of visitor accommodation in England 

Further information is available at https://www.visitbritain.org/star-rating-accreditation-schemes