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Supporting The Blue Patch Awards

The Awards play a crucial role in bringing people together, building partnerships and a supportive network for Britain’s artisans, green entrepreneurs and heritage manufacturers.

Highly valued members of Blue Patch’s community, Patrons are champions of sustainable business, supporting the annual Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards.

Patrons share Blue Patch’s mission to promote exceptional, low-carbon and socially positive business, keeping the Awards free to enter and free to attend the ceremony too. Thanks to Patrons we ensure participation is available to everyone, from social enterprise start-ups and apprentices to visionary solopreneurs and green tech innovators – all can share their story.

 

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Our Award categories include new businesses, heritage crafts, social and global impact, sustainable / circular economy innovation, female business leadership and the People’s Prize.

The awards opened in 2016  with one category and were held at Blue Patch’s first Sustainable Department Store in Dulwich, London.

The 2017 Awards  grew to seven categories and seventeen amazing judges and were hosted by London Design Fair in East London.

The 2018 Awards leapt forward to nine categories with the new Circular Economy and Heritage Apprentice Awards and twenty five inspirational judges. 2018 winners were celebrated at Blue Patch’s third Sustainable Department Store in Shoreditch, London.

The 2019 Awards open in June.

We welcome the support of Patrons and Award category Sponsors, keeping these awards both fun and free – supporting Britain’s outstanding local economy.

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Risdon & Risdon – winners of the New Business Award 2017

Patrons have a great time too!

Patron membership

Download the Patron’s pack  or contact Jane Langley 0207 738 7267 membership@bluepatch.org

Testimonials of Blue Patch’s ‘travelling’ Sustainable Department Stores:

‘Blue Patch is a great social enterprise which supports local businesses, promotes sustainability and adds choice and diversity. I look forward to seeing Blue Patch and their Sustainable Department Store flourish.’ Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood. 

‘I visited the Blue Patch Collective’s first ‘High St’ Sustainable Department Store in Shoreditch and discovered a blueprint for a new retail experience. Blue Patch is a shining example of how a collective of UK SMEs are working together to rebuild retail, filling the gaps left by conventional models. Socially engaging with free talks and creative workshops, the store highlighted the exceptional quality of products hot from the UK’s workshops, artisans and heritage manufacturers. I wish them luck on their journey to bring life back to the high streets across the country.’ William ‘Bill’ Grimsey. Businessman. Author of the Grimsey Review and The Vanishing High St. 

“If you thought that high street shopping had lost its edge, then you need to visit Blue Patch’s sustainable store at the Whitworth in March. It’s filled with gorgeous designer/ maker products that have the provenance, care and attention to detail that is missing from so many retail experiences today. At Blue Patch you can buy pieces that have been beautifully designed and crafted, meet the makers and hear their stories of how making products in the UK is alive and kicking.” Oliver Heath, Architect, Interior Designer and TV Presenter.

 

 

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