Liz Earle MBE to host South West Fairtrade Business Awards Ceremony
The South West Fairtrade Business Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday 11th March 11.30am-2pm at the At-Bristol Science Centre.
Our host is ethical beauty and wellbeing expert, Liz Earle MBE, who has recently launched a range of Fairtrade Gold jewellery in association with Cred Jewellery.
The event will be opened by Molly Scott Cato MEP.
Now in their fourth year, the Awards reward businesses that demonstrate commitment to using and promoting Fairtrade. 68 businesses from across the south west region have been selected as finalists. Winners of each category receive a unique trophy designed by Bristol Blue Glass, presented by a range of local VIPs, including Alastair Sawday, and Clare McGinn from the BBC.
The Fairtrade Brunch and Business to Business Networking at the Ceremony is sponsored by charity Shared Interest Foundation, which supports fair trade businesses in developing countries.
The ceremony is the culmination of Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations in the region. It forms part of the Sit Down for Breakfast, Stand Up for Farmers campaign, highlighting the fact that many farmers in developing countries provide food for us, but don’t get paid enough to feed their own families - an injustice Fairtrade seeks to redress.
Businesses that use and sell Fairtrade products make a significant contribution to reducing poverty in developing countries and helping achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Fairtrade also enables businesses to achieve transparency in supply chains demanded by the Modern Slavery Act 2015.