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Bristol to host first ever Regional Fairtrade Business Awards

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The first ever Fairtrade Business Awards for the South West region are open for applications today. The aim of the Awards is to increase sales of, and support for Fairtrade amongst businesses in the region, by promoting those businesses that support Fairtrade and encouraging others to do more. Increasing sales of Fairtrade products enables more small producers in the developing world to make a sustainable living.

As a result of taking part in the Awards, we have reviewed our purchasing process and added all available Fairtrade products’ Minuteman Press, Silver Bristol Fairtrade Business award winners 2012.

Following the successful launch of Fairtrade Business Awards in Bristol in March 2012, the South West Awards will have a wider reach and additional categories:

  1. Best Fairtrade Office

  2. Best Fairtrade Retailer

  3. Best Fairtrade Food Outlet

  4. Best Fairtrade Accommodation

  5. Best Fairtrade Suppliers

  6. Best overall Fairtrade Business

The Awards are free to enter. Businesses can enter online www.bristolfairtrade.org.uk

The Fairtrade Business Awards demonstrate how a growing range of businesses in the region aim to be ethical and fair. John Titcombe Jewellers, Gold Award winners 2012 said ‘Winning the gold award was a great honour for us, and we will be aiming as high in next years Fair Trade awards. Our range of Fair Trade Jewellery is growing from strength to strength and with great interest from our customers we our pushing our range further. Everyone from John Titcombe is very proud to receive this award, and it has pride of place in our store next to the display cabinet with our Fair Trade gold products. ‘

The Awards ceremony will be held at the Colston Hall on 8th March 2012. It will be the major event in the South West for Fairtrade Fortnight.

Below is a photo of 2012's Bristol Fairtrade Business of the year (Bishopston Trading Company) being presented with their award by BBC's George Alagiah.

BTC FTBA Winner 2012