Finalists for #coops2012 Award

Shared Interest is a contender for the #coops2012 Award, sponsored by the Heart of England Co-operative Society.

We have been selected for the shortlist because of our varied mix of media platforms used to express the social aspect of fair trade finance and how co-operation from UK investors helps build a better life for people in the developing world.

Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, said: "The Co-operative Awards 2012 are a chance to celebrate co-operatives businesses during the UN International Year of Co-operatives, with co-operative leaders from around the world.

"Co-operatives UK is proud to have members in all sectors of the economy which are proving their sustainability, innovation and resilience every day in a tough economic climate."