The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol win at the 2019 South West Fairtrade Business Awards.

We are delighted to announce that The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol have won three awards at the 2019 South West Fairtrade Business Awards. The awards, which are now in their seventh year, celebrate organisations which are leading the way, in championing Fairtrade in the workplace.

The awards require organisations from the South West to submit an application, detailing how they support Fairtrade in their workplace. A panel of judges then assess the entries and decide whether a bronze, silver or gold level has been reached.

The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol have been consistent winners at the awards and 2019 was no exception. The results were announced Friday 8 March and we are pleased to have won the below awards:

- Full of Beans Coffee Cart, which is jointly run by UWE Bristol and The Students’ Union at UWE, was the outright winner in the category Best Fairtrade Cafe or Restaurant. Phaz Cafe also received a gold award in this category.

- UWE Bristol won a gold award, (jointly with Bath University) for its work in embedding Fairtrade across the board.

All three awards are welcome recognition that The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol are consistently going the extra mile to put ethical trade at the heart of their organisation. The success represents the commitment, time and effort of staff and students. We would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work. We look forward to next years’ awards and building upon this success.