Three businesses in Camborne have won awards at the South West Fair Trade Business Awards 2019.

Camborne Regeneration Forum was awarded its first gold certificate, and Wilson's Cafe and the Wesley Centre have both won bronze.

The regional awards celebrate businesses that have taken the effort to ensure their products meet the Fairtrade criteria.

Falmouth Packet:

L to R: Brian Terry, Tania Stacey,George le Hunte, Tracey Hunt, Anna Pascoe

Tanya Stacey, her mum Mary Wilson and brother Shaun Wilson have been successfully running Wilson's Cafe for more than 30 years.

Situated in Trelowarren Street, the delicious range of homemade goods on offer attracts a loyal following.

Tanya said: "Our customers have become like family to us and we even get regular visitors to the county coming back year after year to have breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea here,

“We’re delighted with our Fairtrade award because we know how important responsible food sourcing is – not just to us, but our customers too.

Falmouth Packet:

Tracey Hunt, Brian Terry and Reverend Carole Holmes

"The certificate is going up on our wall because we want people to be aware of it and share our pride.”

Tracey Hunt coordinates volunteers and manages the meals on wheels service provided by the Wesley Centre.

Part of the Wesley Methodist Church, the centre is a social enterprise which includes a popular café and dining room that are open to anyone.

Tracey said: “Supporting local businesses and Fairtrade suppliers is part of our ethos. It’s only right that people should get a fair wage for the work they do.”

Former teacher Brian Terry is the person responsible for ensuring Camborne’s Fairtrade credentials are maintained.

Falmouth Packet:

Tanya Stacey and Brian Terry

He said: “We were very proud to be Cornwall’s first officially-recognised Fairtrade town ten years’ ago and to have now been awarded gold,

“Our local primary schools are part of the initiative as well. St John’s has already been awarded the top level of certification and Weeth is working towards it.”

Camborne BID (Business Improvement District) manager Anna Pascoe said: "“We’re lucky to have a growing number of excellent places to eat and drink in the town and ethical sourcing undoubtedly plays an increasingly vital role in customer choice.

“Camborne is a shining national example of Fairtrade awareness and delivery and, on behalf of everyone who loves our town and what it stands for, I congratulate everyone involved.”

Other Fairtrade businesses in Camborne include: Aldi, Café Soul, Chapel Street Boutique, Delight 2 Bite, Sands Boutique, Scallywags Café, Tesco, Trevithick’s Café and the Tyacks Hotel.