Results: The 2018 Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards

Here they are!

The wonderful winners and finalists for 2018….

Our judges were so impressed by the applications, many wonderful brands missed the shortlist by a whisker, it was tough competition.

The winners for all categories, with the exception of The People’s Prize, were announced at our stand at London Design Fair  on September 20th.

Designer Anna Jacobs announced the winners at London Design Fair

The Awards celebrations will be at our Christmas pop-up ‘The Original Sustainable Department Store’ in Shoreditch, December 11 – 16.

New Business Award


  • Eco Stardust


For new businesses creating products or providing services (under 2 years old).

  • Bird Sunglasses
  • Davenport Originals
  • Bo Carter 

New Heritage Award + Heritage Apprentice

For young businesses using traditional production methods and techniques (under 10 years old). As part of our heritage section we’ve introduced the Heritage Apprentice Award.


  • R.E.D. Shoes
  • Heritage Apprentice 2018 Dean Darby from Sitting Firm Chairmakers Ltd.


  • Chloe Haywood London 
  • The Real Shetland Company
  • Loopy Ewes 

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.


  • Elysia 


  • Plughole Planters 
  • Enviromate 
  • Davy J

Sustainable Innovation Award

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


  • Deakin and Blue


  • Seed Co-operative
  • Green Oil
  • Boston Tea Party

Global Impact Award

For businesses based in the British Isles that are working with international communities, creating ethical partnerships and with good supply chain management.


  • Bird and Wild Coffee 


  • Edward Mongzar 
  • Where does it come from 
  • From Belo 

Female Business Leader Award

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


  • Kimberley Tew, Plastic-free Pantry


  • Rebecca Fraser, Original Beard Co 
  • Jan Knibbs, Atelier 19 
  • Lia Choi, Marybow Property 

Social Impact Award Finalists:

For socially minded businesses aiming to make a difference to their local communities and the environment.


  • Hotel School 


  • Glow 
  • BECO – The Soap Co
  • The Stitch Society

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The 2018 Awards are supported by Blue Patch Gold Patrons Thrive Renewables.

Thrive Renewables patrons of Blue Patch