Here are our finalists for the Blue Patch Awards 2020.
This year there were 8 categories to win (including the People’s Prize – now live for voting HERE), which celebrate the achievements of small businesses, social enterprises and not-for-profits working in the fields of sustainability, social and environmental impact and the circular economy.
Without further ado, here are the brilliant businesses who made the cut.
New Business Award
For new businesses creating products or providing services (under 2 years old)
New Heritage Award
For young businesses using traditional production methods and techniques (under 10 years old)
Social Impact Award sponsored by Reliance Bank.
For socially minded businesses aiming to make a difference to their local communities and the environment
Sustainable Innovation Award
For businesses with a cutting edge idea that will save energy, reduce carbon, encourage a circular economy and protect the planet.
Female Business Leader Award
For businesses headed by women who are achieving greatness, or with a woman leader making significant contributions to a business.
- Frances Lucraft of Grace & Green
- Shalom Lloyd of Naturally Tribal
- Chantelle Nicholson of Tredwells
- Emer Gillespie of Spark & Bell
Circular Economy Award
For businesses that use circular economy principles and methods in their products or services, providing solutions that tackle some of the major waste issues facing the planet.
Global Impact Award: Sponsored by EQ Investors.
For businesses based in Britain and Ireland that are working with international communities, creating ethical partnerships and with good supply chain management.
People’s Prize Award
For businesses based in Britain and Ireland, that may manufacture either in the UK & Ireland or abroad
Congratulations to all the businesses shortlisted for each of our awards.
Thank you to everyone who entered – there were some wonderful and talented businesses in the running for each category and making decisions was not easy.
Thank you to all of our wonderful judges for their time, and last but not least to our award sponsors and patrons for all of their support.