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Fairtrade farmers call on Nestle to continue their commitment

After a decade of sourcing cocoa and sugar from smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire, Fiji and Malawi, Nestlé has announced that, from October, its KitKat bars in the UK and Ireland will no longer be certified Fairtrade

Raising Funds to Support Communities during and beyond Covid-19

Shared Interest Foundation is relaunching its Livelihood Security Fund for developing world producers in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our charity is now appealing for donations to help farmers and workers in African and Latin American communities.

We are a Natwest Impact Champion

The NatWest SE100 celebrates the growth, impact and resilience of social ventures in the UK – by naming the most impressive 100 social enterprises of the year in a top 100 Index, and giving eight SE100 Social Business Awards for the most outstanding achievers.

SHARED INTEREST CELEBRATES ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL

We are delighted to share the news that Shared Interest has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development.

AGM 2020

Our 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead.

AGM 2019

Our 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the Northern Design Centre on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead.

TRIBUTE TO MARK HAYES, FOUNDER AND RETIRED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SHARED INTEREST SOCIETY

As we enter our 30th year, it is with heartfelt sadness we share news that our founder Mark Hayes passed away on the 15th December after a long illness. I am sure you will join me in sending sincere condolences to his family.

NORTH EAST TIMES IMPACT AWARDS

We were delighted to hear that our Managing Director, Patricia Alexander was named the winner in the Global Impact category at the North East Times Impact Awards.

YOU CAN NOW INVEST IN US DOLLARS AND EUROS

We are pleased to inform you that the Rule changes, approved by members at the March AGM, have been registered by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and are now incorporated into our Terms and Conditions.

REACHING PRODUCERS THROUGH BUYER FINANCE

Despite the progress made in increasing the availability of financial services, the majority of people living in developing countries struggle to access finance. Read more about the buyers we are working with across the globe here.

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Featuring stories from our customers across the globe.

Award Success 2018

In October this year, Shared Interest Managing Director, Patricia Alexander was named as one of the top 100 Women in Social Enterprise at the prestigious awards held in London.

TRAIDCRAFT STATEMENT

We are delighted to report that, following a surge of support, Traidcraft will not cease trading as announced on 31st December but will continue with a reduced range of products.

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Featuring stories from our customers across the globe.

It's good to share

Our Managing Director, Patricia Alexander talks to North East Times about how Shared Interest is using investors’ money to transform the lives of some of the World’s most disadvantaged communities.

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Featuring stories from our customers across the globe.

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Featuring stories from our customers across the globe.

GREGGS STRENGTHENS SUPPORT FOR FARMERS THIS FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

THIS FAIRTADE FORTNIGHT, the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs is helping farmers in the developing world to earn a better living. With more than 1,850 shops across the UK, Greggs has opened an ethical investment account with Shared Interest.

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Featuring stories from our customers across the globe.

Award Success 2017

Shared Interest wins at UK Social Enterprise Awards

Spreading the word

Thank you to our supporters who get in touch inviting us to speak about Shared Interest to their local groups and networks. These opportunities help us spread the word about the work that we do to new audeinces who we would otherwise be unable to reach.

Passionate, Engaged and Informed

Over 300 supporters joined us at our events in Cardiff, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool and London. Investors, volunteers, and those entirely new to Shared Interest, heard from a different key speaker at each city.

Award Success 2016

We are delighted to announce that both Shared Interest Society and our charity Shared Interest Foundation have been recognised for a series of prestigious awards.

Great runners raise funds for Shared Interest Foundation

On Sunday 11 September, five runners joined 57,000 others to line the streets of Newcastle to take part in this year's Great North Run, in aid of our sister charity, Shared Interest Foundation.

2015 A Record Year

In 2015 Shared Interest saw it's 25th anniversary, we celebrated the occassion with a commemorative flag which travelled the globe, a fantastic AGM on the banks of the Tyne, as well as surpassing our targets of investment and lending.

Our Shared Interest

We have launched a new and improved online portal called Our Shared Interest, which will be more interactive. You will be able to change details such as your address, and eventually make transactions online – both adding to and withdrawing from your Share Account.

Good Practice Award for Finance Activities

Shared Interest's investment offer has been awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark - a new voluntary scheme awarded to share offers that meet good practice standards.