Cafédirect were the big winners at last night’s UK Social Enterprise Awards – scooping two prizes.
The socially-conscious coffee firm, whose products are available in The Big Issue Shop, came out on top in the glitzy ceremony’s main prize to be named UK Social Enterprise of the Year.
The Fairtrade coffee company invest half of their profits, handing over £6 million so far, into farming communities abroad through their farmer-led charity Producers Direct and impressed judges with their re-branding and increased performance in 2018.
— Cafédirect (@Cafedirect) November 29, 2018
That overseas mission also saw Cafédirect walk away with the International Impact award, acknowledging the skills support and financial loans that are provided to 40 producer organisations in 14 countries across Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The only award that went to a public vote was the Consumer Facing Social Enterprise gong which saw Madlug come out on top in The Big Issue-hosted poll.