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Blue Patch annual Business Awards open for nominations

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If your UK business has a natural focus on sustainability, you might be interested to know that Blue Patch’s annual Business Awards have opened again for 2017.

Blue Patch, an ethical business directory and community for high quality, British made, sustainable goods & services, are for the second year, opening up the opportunity for SME’s and fledgling businesses to Blue Patch Business Awards 2017nominate themselves for one or more of the business categories in their annual Blue Patch Business Awards.

Blue Patch is a social enterprise, with its income supporting British business, community conservation and renewable energy. To apply, you must be manufacturing, making, producing or providing a service in Britain and have an interest in sustainability. The focus of these awards range from celebrating businesses using traditional production methods through to those that are looking to protect the planet.

The categories they are looking to award are:

New Business AwardNew businesses (under 2 years old).

New Heritage AwardFor young businesses using traditional production methods and techniques (under 5 years old).

Social Impact Award For socially minded businesses aiming to make a difference to their local communities and the environment.

Sustainable Innovation AwardFor businesses with a cutting edge idea that will save energy, reduce carbon, encourage a circular economy and protect the planet.

Female Business Leader AwardFor businesses headed by women who are achieving greatness.

The People’s PrizeThe People’s Prize - The final prize is put to the popular vote – They will take the shortlisted candidates from every category and put them to popular vote via social media. The People’s Prize will be awarded at the event in Autumn.

Sustainable marketplace for UK design, ethical fashion, eco-furniture, green gifts, organic & fair trade food

Jane Langley, founder of Blue Patch, a social enterprise and ethical British business community commented:

“We’re looking for exciting and interesting entrepreneurs and businesses across the British Isles. Don’t be shy and put your business out there. This is a friendly competition designed to encourage participation and support within the business community.”

This year’s judges include Abigail Forsythe CEO & co-founder of Keepcup, Gill Saunders Senior Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sarah Trouten CEO of IOEE, Lloyd Atkin MD at Bio-D, Jo Taylor Trustee of Clear Conscience, Doug Simpson Principle Policy and Program Officer at the GLA, James Salmon, Investment Director for Big Issue Invest, Sian Conway founder of Ethical Hour and many more.

For all the details, terms, associated costs, and of course to hopefully apply - head on over to where you will find all the details you’ll need. Good luck to all those that apply! 

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Published on: 11th May 2017

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