Blue Patch Awards: Winners

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This year the Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards consisted of 8 categories open for application to businesses from the UK and Ireland.

The awards 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 winners of the 2020 Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards!

New Business Award
For new businesses creating products or providing services (under 2 years old)

Winner: Kind2

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Finalists: A Lover’s Thread, Boy Wonder, Jarr Market

New Heritage Award
For young businesses using traditional production methods and techniques (under 10 years old)

Winner: Peter Lanyon Furniture

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Finalists: Par Avion, Saskia Saunders, TypeTom

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

Winner: NEMI Teas

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Finalists: Branch Out, Centre for Alternative Technology, Jarr Market

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

Winner: Centre for Alternative Technology

Finalists: Soft on Nature by Nova Tissue, Rachel Bevan Architects, ULEMCo

Female Business Leader Award
For businesses headed by women who are achieving greatness, or with a woman leader making significant contributions to a business.

Winner: Sustainable chef Chantelle Nicholson

Finalists: Frances Lucraft of Grace & Green, Shalom Lloyd of Naturally Tribal, 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.

Winner: UpCircle Beauty

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Finalists: Law Design, Odyssey Innovation, Revive Innovations

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.

Winner: Divine Chocolate

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Finalists: Grace & Green, Odyssey Innovation, Y.O.U Underwear

People’s Prize Award
For businesses based in Britain and Ireland, that may manufacture either in the UK & Ireland or abroad

Winner: Revive Innovations

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First Runner Up: Titanic Denim

Second Runner Up: Materialise Interiors

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Congratulations to all the winners as well as the finalists 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.