Companies crowned at ethical business awards

Martin Stewart (right) with host Lucy Siegel

Martin Stewart (right) with host Lucy Siegle

A number of ethical companies were crowned at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards last week.

The Awards were held at Bristol City Hall; and presented by ethical expert at The Observer and The Guardian, Lucy Siegle.

The ceremony was attended by 150 civic and business leaders; and sponsored by the Co-operative.

The Best Fairtrade Business in the South West 2014 award went to Koolskools, which is a supplier of school uniforms.

Other winners included:

Best Fairtrade Acccommodation 2014 – Lee Abbey (Devon)

Best Fairtrade Food Outlet 2014 – Source Cafe @ The Hub (Bristol)

Best Fairtrade Office 2014, sponsored by Burges Salmon – Stewart Investment Planning (North Somerset)

Best Fairtrade Retailer (Multiple Products) 2014 – UWE Student Union Shop (South Gloucestershire)

Best Fairtrade Retailer (Single Product) 2014 – John Titcombe and Natural Beverages (joint winners) (Bristol)

Best Fairtrade University 2014 – University of Bristol (Bristol)

Martin Stewart, who is Managing Director of Stewart Investment Planning in North Somerset, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to have
won the Best South West Fairtrade Office 2014 Award.

“The award is also ecognition of Stewart Investment Planning’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitments and we will continue to
support Fairtrade in the future.”