South West Fair Trade Business Awards 2020

This week has seen the official launch of the South West Fair Trade Business Awards 2020 and we’d love your help in getting the word out to every organisation in Bristol and the South West!

To make this as easy as possible, please find:

  • A press release announcing the launch of the Awards attached below!

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SWFTBA20 Boilerplate and Social

  • The same release available online at this link
  • Photos to accompany the release at this link
  • Boilerplate message for newsletters and websites, and social media template attached (including more images and the SWFTBA logo)

Also, could your organisation be eligible for an Award? The SWFTBAs are easy to enter and SWFTBA20 Press Release 1 Jan 2020_finalopen to organisations of all sorts and sizes and entering is one way that organisations can contribute to Bristol’s bid to become a Gold Sustainable Food City.SWFTBA20 Press Release 1 Jan 2020_finalSWFTBA20 Press Release 1 Jan 2020_finalSWFTBA20 Boilerplate and Social


BLINC has helped fund a second annual Peace Festival for children, based in the community around the Casita de la Paz preschool in Puerto Morazan. Following the 2018 troubles elsewhere in the country, BLINC is keen to help reinforce a culture of Peace, reconciliation and dialogue. We have organised craft based activities for children and some Peace materials. We also helped fund a group of musicians and dancers with giant puppet outfits “Mascarones” to spend the day in the community. A new Peace mural was created on the side of the primary school and the procession ended their to unveil it.

Steve Roser – Lord Mayor’s International Medal


Steve Roser is a founder member of the Bristol Link with Nicaragua.  As a volunteer working on social justice and human rights in Central America, he first visited the country in 1985 to take solidarity materials during the Contra war. Inspired by the Sandinista Revolution, Steve has been involved in projects such as bringing Fairtrade coffee producers to work in Bristol schools, organising the Copa Sandino football for Nicaragua tournament each year, supporting a girls football and life skills programme in Nicaragua, building and equipping nine preschools for under-fives in Puerto Morazan and funding teacher training using Montessori teaching methods which he helped introduce to Nicaragua.

Please click here to find out more Lord Mayor’s Medals 2019