Sustainable Business Awards

The Blue Patch Sustainable Business awards were created in 2016 as a way to to recognise high quality design and genuine, innovative, sustainable approaches to ethical business.

They were also designed to be easy to enter. Additionally, entry is free!

In their 6th year now, these awards champion outstanding small brands and SMEs, support the local economy and promote sustainable businesses across the UK and Ireland.

The 2020 Blue Patch Awards recently came to a close. Take a look at our newest winners and finalists.

Take a look at past winners here: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016.


  1. New Business Award:
    For new businesses creating products or providing services (under 2 years old).
  2. New Heritage Award:
    For young businesses using traditional production methods and techniques (under 10 years old).
  3. Social Impact Award:
    For socially minded businesses aiming to make a difference to their local communities and the environment.
  4. Sustainable Innovation Award
    For businesses with a cutting edge idea that will save energy, reduce carbon, encourage a circular economy and protect the planet.
  5. Female Business Leader Award
    For businesses headed by women who are achieving greatness, or with a woman leader making significant contributions to a business. Open to Global Impact businesses
  6. 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.
  7. Global Impact Award
    For businesses based in Britain and Ireland that are working with international communities, creating ethical partnerships and with good supply chain management. Open to Global Impact businesses.
  8. People’s Prize
    For businesses based in Britain and Ireland, that may manufacture either in the UK & Ireland or abroad*
    *Need to fit the criteria for global impact

The 2020 awards are now closed. The 2021 awards will be open for application in May 2021.

The Awards are supported by Blue Patch Patrons.