Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards 2018

Application deadline 30th July 2018


Applications are open for Blue Patch’s third annual Business Awards. The awards recognise high quality design as well as genuine, innovative and sustainable approaches to ethical business.

SMEs across the British Isles are urged to come forward and nominate themselves for one or more of the following categories:


New Business Award

New Heritage Award  + Apprentice Award

Social Good Award

Sustainable Innovation Award

Female Business Leader Award

Circular Economy Award *(new category)

Global Impact Award

All shortlisted members are automatically entered into The People’s Prize, which is then put to popular vote.

Jane Langley, founder of Blue Patch, an ethical business community, commented:

We’re looking for exciting and interesting entrepreneurs and businesses across the British Isles. We had some inspiring brands apply last year and hope for even more to come forward this year. This is a friendly competition designed to encourage participation and support within the business community.”

The nomination period starts on the 22nd May and the entry deadline is 12pm Monday 30th July. Shortlist and winners will be judged in August with the winners announced in early September. The awards ceremony itself will take place during London Design Week in September.

The Blue Patch Business Awards champion outstanding small brands and SMEs, support the local economy and promote sustainable businesses across the British Isles.

Last year’s winners and nominees included the likes of, Juta Shoes, Camilla Marcus-Dew from The Soap Co,  Reach Homes, Hanx,  and Bloomtown to name a few. See the full list here.

This year’s judges include: Matthew Clayton, MD of Thrive Renewables who are Blue Patch Patrons, Award winning sustainable architect Marion Baeli and Partner at AECB  PDP Architects, London, upcycling superstar and mentor Jay Blades, Furniture Designer and environmentalist David Colwell, Furniture Designer, Natalia Agathou from Advance London, Jen Gale, ethical coach and brains behind Making Good, Tammi Dallaston from the Centre for Alternative Technology, Tina Holt, Earth Scientist from the Association for Environment Conscious Building, Amy Robinson from Triodos.

The application criteria:

For all categories except Global Impact, you must be manufacturing, making, producing or providing a service in Britain and have an interest in sustainability. For the Global Impact category, you must be a British business that manufactures, makes or produces abroad, and has a significant impact in the community that you work with along with an interest in sustainability.

Please visit the Blue Patch website to see the kinds of businesses we feature. Application Deadline 30th July 2018. Awards Ceremony September 2018.

Showcase your sustainability and ethical commitments and gain recognition now – find out how to enter here.