The Blue Patch Sustainability Awards 2022 Shortlist


We would like to thank everyone who entered the 2022 awards. Entries closed on December 12th 2022 and every submission showed an exciting range of achievements, making shortlisting difficult. Judges will have the challenge of selecting the category winners over the next six weeks. 

The 2023 Awards open this September. If you would like to enter, please sign up to Blue Patch’s newsletter for the opening date and criteria.

New Business Award: Anti, Melior & Co, Serious Tissues, Panda Joy.

The New Business Award is for sustainable and social impact businesses under 2 years old.

Anti takes discarded and broken umbrellas, disassembles them and upcycles the components into desk and table lamps.

Serious Tissues (toilet rolls and soaps) plant a tree for every box of tissues, and recovering 1kg for every soap product sold and impacting positively environmentally and socially to help climate change. A social enterprise, Serious Tissues reinvest profits, is UK made and contains no plastics.

MELIOR is a social enterprise tackling environmental and social injustice. 100% plastic-free, refillable eco cleaning and stain remover products made by people with disabilities. Challenging society’s perception of disability every time a citizen cleans a window, wipes a sink or removes a wine stain.

Panda Joy®™ is a family owned eco-conscious, planet, people focused, mission-driven Oxfordshire business that makes kinder to the planet greeting cards. Panda Joy cards will make any occasion joyfuller while helping to heal the planet.

Community Award : The Clothes Swap, Eco Action Games, Washed Up Cards, That Works For Me.

The Community Award is for individuals, community groups and businesses that are fostering positive change in their community.

The Clothes Swap stops clothes going to landfill – giving them a new home and slowing down fast fashion.

Eco Action Games all about eco-education and behavioural change, achieving their mission through ‘fun & games’ not ‘gloom and doom’. Their re-imagined retro games help people to understand and take action to reduce their environmental impact.

Washed Up Cards is an enterprise that aims to promote wellness through group beach cleans and workshops to create products from the plastic and rubbish they collect.

That Works For Me connects SME businesses with the skills they need and deserve via a marketplace of thousands of experienced professionals ranging from social media managers to lawyers – most of whom are Mums seeking flexible and remote work that fits around their families!

Environment Award : Mr Bug, Earthborn, Bantam, AirEx. 

The Environment Award is for businesses with a clear environmental aim and measurable outcomes.

Mr Bug breeds insects in Devon to be used as nutritious and sustainable protein in foods. They are a small commercial farm breeding and processing mealworms used in their own brand pet treats ‘Bug Bites’.

Earthborn are a range of environmentally friendly paints and decorating products. Paint that is better for your home, your health and the planet.

Bantam Materials created Prevented Ocean Plastic which helps remove ocean plastic from coastlines at-risk of plastic pollution, building scalable infrastructure while creating work for local communities to drive long-term, socially equitable environmental solutions.

Uncontrolled airflow through air bricks is a source of constant heat loss for homes. AirEx’s smart air bricks can reduce whole house heat loss by 12% whilst ensuring adequate airflow for building health.

Heritage Award: Edward Bulmer Natural Paint, Goldfinch Brookes Furniture, Ava Innes, Spark & BellThe Stitch Society.  

The Heritage Award is for a business or organisation that has undertaken a project that celebrates heritage, culture and creativity; with sustainability taken into account.

Edward Bulmer Natural Paint have created a pioneering plant-based paint made using natural ingredients which does not cost the earth and protects both people and planet. Edward Blumer is the paint sponsor for Manchester Art Gallery (image: The Climate Justice Gallery).

Goldfinch Brookes makes joyful and creative pieces of furniture using only British timbers from sustainable sources.

Ava Innes helps people to sleep better and stay warm through their natural, innovative, patented, sustainable, UK made natural insulating fabric used in both luxury bedding and soon to be released, day coats.

Spark & Bell is a handmade lighting company based in Brighton. They make all their lights to order for both residential customers and trade customers. They strive to work with sustainable materials such as brass, recycled plastics, wood and cork.

The Stitch Society design and make simple, stylish and durable clothing and workwear. Combining comfort and practicality with style and elegance, their workwear is worn by a growing number of artisan crafters and makers.

Blue Patch Sustainability Awards shortlist