• Break the Chains of Poverty

    Shared Interest is a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO, a global network of fair trade organisations (formerly known as IFAT - the International Federation for Alternative Trade).

  • Winner of Enterprise Award

    Shared Interest has been announced as winner in the Enteprise category at the Third Sector Awards.

  • Our Shared Interest

    We have launched a new and improved online portal called Our Shared Interest, which will be more interactive. You will be able to change details such as your address, and eventually make transactions online – both adding to and withdrawing from your Share Account.

  • Winner of most ethical finance institution for commitment to fair trade

    At a special ceremony in Milan we were delighted to receive the award for the most ethical finance institution working in the fair trade sector by the Price Project. Regional Manager Andrew Ridley accepted the award on our behalf. 

  • Bee Keepers suffer effects of Volcano

    We received news in the early hours that one of our longest serving customers had been affected by the fall-out of the Calbuco volcano in Chile.

    Here, our Regional Manager for Latin America, Paul Sablich, tells us the news as he heard it from Apicoop General Manager, Chino.

  • Teaching Newcastle Pupils to Bee Aware

    18 March 2015

    We joined forces with long term customer Apicoop from Chile to visit Newcastle High School for Girls as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations.  Pupils from the girls' school in Jesmond learned about the habits of bees, heard the challenges facing beekeepers in this country and the developing world and then enjoyed the fruits of their work in a honey tasting session.

  • Candela celebrate 25 years

    27 October 2014

    Candela Perú are one of our oldest producer customers a WFTO member focusing on Brazil nuts, Brazil nut oil and dried fruits. They are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year. Regional Development Executive Paul Sablich visited Candela in Puerto Maldonado town, South Eastern Jungle of Peru.  

  • 25 Year Anniversary flags well on their way

    19 August 2014

    For the last three months our five anniversary flags have been travelling around the globe collecting signatures and messages of support.

  • Upper limit for member investment raised to £100,000

    Did you know the amount you can invest with Shared Interest Society increased to £100,000 in April 2014. 

  • Guardian Sustainable Business Awards Winner

    14 May 2014

    Shared Interest has been announced as winner in the innovation category of the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards.