Venue: Trinity Hall, St Laurence School, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DZ
Time: 7:30pm Date: Monday 16 April 2012
All welcome. It is free to attend, but they will be asking for donations on the evening to help cover the cost of this venue.
Speakers: Helen Browning, Director of the Soil Association and Toby Quantrill, Head of Public Policy, Fairtrade Foundation
Helen Browning was appointed director of the Soil Association in 2009 and also has her own farm in north Wiltshire run, obviously, fully organically. Helen and her family also run The Royal Oak pub, situated on the farm. Out of about 450 restaurants, hotels and pubs, the Sustainable Restaurant Association has awarded The Royal Oak Three Gold Stars for its sustainable practices joining only three other establishments in the country in the top bracket of the SRA's league table, so Helen brings an extraordinary breadth of knowledge to the subject of the evening.
Toby Quantrill joined the Fairtrade Foundation in June 2009 as Head of Public Policy. The Public Policy Team aims to create wider social change, in pursuit of Fair Trade principles, through supporting and leading advocacy in a number of key areas, including trade justice, sustainable consumption, climate change and public procurement.