Hosted by ethical beauty and wellbeing expert, Liz Earle MBE and opened by Molly Scott Cato MEP the Fairtrade South West Business Awards 2016 were well attended by 68 shortlisted businesses at the prestigious At-Bristol Science Centre’s penthouse conference facility. Minuteman Press Bristol were thrilled to win outright Best Fairtrade Office 2016 (sponsored by the lovely people at Burges Salmon).
The ceremony was 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.
Minuteman Press Bristol proactively support Fairtrade by purchasing food, drink and cleaning products, display Fairtrade promotional information, write blog articles concerning Fairtrade, support other Fairtrade businesses and so much more. We are all passionate about Fairtrade, its ethos and the wonderful work it does in highlighting global injustice.
All images provided by Jon Craig Photography.