First ever Fairtrade Business Awards open for applications

Fairtrade Business AwardsThe first ever Fairtrade Business Awards, sponsored by The Co-operative, are being held in North Somerset, and are now open for applications from all businesses in the region which support Fairtrade.

The ceremony, to be hosted by the BBC’s George Alagiah, will be held at Leigh Court, home of Business West, on Friday 9th March 12-2pm 2012 as the major event in the South West for Fairtrade Fortnight.

The aim of the Awards is to increase the visibility and sales of Fairtrade through an award scheme which according to organisers will provide a tangible benefit for the companies participating, enhancing their reputation and ethical credentials.

The Awards scheme has 5 categories:
1. Best Fairtrade Office, sponsored by Burges Salmon
2. Best Fairtrade Retailer
3. Best Fairtrade Catering Outlet
4. Best Fairtrade Accommodation
5. Best overall Fairtrade Business, sponsored by Lyons Davidson

The Fairtrade Business Awards are organised by Bristol Fairtrade Network in association with Business West, Destination Bristol and Bristol City Council.

For more details, to sponsor an award or to enter, please go to:

For more information contact Jenny Foster, Bristol Fairtrade Co-ordinator, 07970-878337