Attended Triodos Women in Ethical Business Awards – 4th Year – in St Lukes on Old Street. Wonderful collection of dynamic women running inspiring businesses doing an extraordinary range of things. Fantastic canapés from Passion Organic (Maria Clancy). Impressive goodie bag. Welcoming hospitality from all lovely people from Triodos pioneering bank.
Anne MacCaig of Cafedirect won Best Ethical Business, and made a lovely speech thanking the 250,000 farmers, and 38 staff, without which she wouldn’t be there accepting the award. Heather Gardner of Zaytoun– Palestinian Olive Oil – won the award voted for by Times Readers (both Fairtrade). We talked to Juliet Davenport from Good Energy – the first winner of the award – they are going from strength to strength. Also talked Jamie from Ethical Property Company and Kate Welch from Acumen in NE, + Jenny Silverthorne-Wright from Plush. Sam and her partner from Ethics Girls were there too.
Susi Lennox and her partner won one of the awards they are from Yes – pure intimacy (organic intimate lubricants) they were extraordinary!
The Times Sponsored the awards. Parminder Bahra gave the readers award he is the Poverty and Development Correspondent. Lovely man who feels he has a big opportunity and responsibility to make the job work.
Divine being given out at the end, lots of people came up to Dulcie and I to say haw much they loved the chocolate.
Another inspiring evening – hope for the future.
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