Winners named for first ever Fairtrade Business Awards

The winners of the first ever Fairtrade Business Awards were announced at a ceremony in North Somerset today.

The Awards, sponsored by the Co-operative, were held at Leigh Court, the home of Business West, and presented by the BBC’s George Alagiah. Leader of Bristol City Council Barbara Janke, opened the awards ceremony.

The winners were:

• Best Fairtrade Office, sponsored by Burges Salmon – Essential Trading Co-operative Ltd

• Best Fairtrade Retailer, sponsored by TLT LLC – Lush Handmade Cosmetics

• Best Fairtrade Catering Outlet – UWE Catering Cart

• Best Fairtrade Accommodation – The Greenhouse B&B

The Overall Winner of Best Fairtrade Business 2012, sponsored by Lyons Davidson was Bishopston Trading Company.

Carolyn Whitwell, founder and MD of the company collected the Award and told the large audience that she was delighted and proud to gain such recognition.

The Awards, which were uniquely designed and made by Bristol Blue Glass, were organised by Bristol Fairtrade Network in association with Business West, Destination Bristol and Bristol City Council, to promote fair and ethical business in the city.

For more details please go to: http://www.bristolfairtrade.org.uk

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