Bird & Wild coffee have been awarded the Global Impact Award for their coffee produced in partnership with the RSPB.
The Blue Patch Business Awards champion outstanding small brands and SME (small and medium-sized enterprises), support the local economy and promote sustainable businesses across the British Isles. The awards recognise high quality design as well as genuine, innovative and sustainable approaches to ethical business.
Guy Wilmot, the owner of Bird & Wild was awarded the Blue Patch’s Global Impact Award which is for businesses based in the British Isles that work with international communities, creating ethical partnerships with good supply chain management.
The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) teamed up with Bird and Wild only a year ago to offer a truly ethical and environmentally friendly shade-grown coffee that is triple certified as Bird Friendly, Organic and Fairtrade.
Rebecca Porter, the RSPB’s product & licensing manager said: “Guy is very passionate about his bird-friendly coffee, as are we! It is shade grown which means it grows more slowly, requires less water and/ or the need to use any invasive fertilisers or pesticides. This in turn supports greater biodiversity and ensures that the forest in which it’s grown sustains a healthy ecosystem…it also tastes great!”
Guy Wilmot, CEO of Bird & Wild Coffee said: “We’re simply thrilled to win the Global Impact Award. Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world and most of us drink it every day, but without thinking of the consequences. The Sustainable Business Awards are a big deal for us as its broadens our platform to communicate about why organic, shade grown and bird friendly certification are so crucial about protecting coffee origin ecosystems and, at the same time, helping protect nature at home in the UK through our partnership with the RSPB.”