Fairtrade Business Awards

Now in their third year, the Awards reward businesses that demonstrate commitment to using and promoting Fairtrade. They are free to enter and declare a fair and ethical business ethos for all businesses that meet the criteria, who are rewarded with an e-logo, certificate and seats at the Awards ceremony. Winners of each category receive a unique trophy designed by Bristol Blue Glass. In 2014, 52 businesses achieved bronze, silver and gold Awards.

“We’re humbled and delighted to have won the Best Fairtrade Business in the South West Award. We had a fantastic and inspiring day at the Awards ceremony and will do all we can to support Fairtrade in the future”  Koolskools – Winner of the 2014 Best Fairtrade Business Award.

There are 7 categories:

1. Best Fairtrade Office
2. Best Fairtrade Retailer – single product
3. Best Fairtrade Retailer – multiple products
4. Best Fairtrade Café or Restaurant
5. Best Fairtrade Accommodation or Conference Centre
6. Best Fairtrade University or College
7. Best Fairtrade Advocate Award, sponsored by SWTUC
The best Fairtrade Business 2015, sponsored by Burges Salmon, is selected from the winners of these categories.

The Awards Ceremony in 2015 will take place on Friday 6th March 12-2pm at The Watershed, Bristol.

The Awards will be presented by Bristol heroes, Aardman Animations and Fairtrade pioneers, Divine Chocolate. They will share their business collaboration on the Shaun the Sheep Fairtrade Easter Egg, ahead of the Shaun in the City experience in Bristol in Summer 2015. Expect Fairtrade chocolate, sheep ears and more!

The Fairtrade Business Awards are part of the Bristol Green Capital 2015 programme and link with the Go Green Business Scheme.  Bristol is hosting the International Fair Trade Towns Conference in July 2015 and businesses that enter the Awards will have opportunities to engage with the Conference in July.



The Watershed
1 Canon's Rd

Event type

  • Talks & Debates

Event organiser

Bristol and South West Fairtrade



Bristol map showing Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East
Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East