Rewarding Results

The Shared Interest team takes great pride in our work to support fair trade businesses in the developing world.

Over the last month, it has been rewarding to receive external recognition through the following achievements:

We were awarded second place in the Observer Ethical Awards' Big Idea category. Judged by a panel including high profile names like Lucy Siegle and Livia Firth, we were thrilled that Shared Interest was selected. Our £500 prize money will be donated to our charity, Shared Interest Foundation.

Long-listed by the Guardian Sustainable Business Award in the Social Impact category, we have become part of the Guardian Sustainable Business Best Practice Exchange. We are delighted to be part of this network that shares articles on initiatives demonstrating elements of genuine innovation and forward thinking.

On the note of looking forward, we have also been announced as regional finalists of the Private Business Awards. A place on the regional shortlist means automatic nomination for the national awards. We find out our fate on 10 July and will of course keep you updated. Fingers crossed!

This recognition through awards gives us a further opportunity to thank our Investors and Volunteers for their continued support. Without our committed supporters, we couldn't continue to strive for our vision of a world where justice is at the heart of trade finance.