Until 11 February, applications are open to the sixth annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards, recognising ethically minded organisations across the region. Businesses or institutions of all sorts and sizes can enter free of charge to be rewarded for their commitment to Fairtrade, through purchase or sale of Fairtrade products and through raising awareness of ethical trade issues among colleagues and customers. Successful entrants will receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificate in a ceremony at The Bristol Brewery School on Friday 9 March, whilst category winners will go away with a famous Bristol Blue Glass trophy. Organisations can download a simple application form and enter free of charge by 11 February.

Our twitter handle is @FTBristol and we’re using the hashtag #SWFTBA18. The web address for the awards pages is: https://www.bristolfairtrade.org.uk/south-west-fairtrade-business-award