About Us

The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group was formed by volunteers with the aim of raising awareness of and support for Fairtrade in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. This focus will continue and is dependent on the support of so many people. More and more people are needed to grow the influence of Fairtrade and the main thrust is to see as much purchasing of Fairtrade products as possible in order that the benefits will accrue for Third World Producers. Our individual purchasing of Fairtrade is easily done.

But, the Steering Group is always in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help undertake the vital organising and monitoring of local activities and initiatives. If you think you might be able to help we’d be delighted to hear from you. For more information contact us on info@fairtradeguernsey.com. Everyone is invited to organise an event or an initiative that will raise awareness of Fairtrade.

For great tips, ideas and resources, contact – The Fairtrade Foundation

The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group is keen to respond to requests for help.

Members are available to speak in school assemblies, lessons, youth groups, meetings, church or community events. Visits by representatives of The Fairtrade Foundation and/or overseas Producers can also sometimes be arranged during Fairtrade Fortnight.


We also have a Fairtrade school representative who can be contacted for materials and advice:
Amanda Evans, PSHCE adviser
Mobile: 07839102402
Email: Amanda.Evans@gov.gg

Contact us:
The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group: info@fairtradeguernsey.com

The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group
Sir Richard Collas – Bailiwick of Guernsey Patron
Sean McManus – Chairman
Phil Soulsby – Treasurer

Hannah Davis – Secretary
Louise Hesse – Assistant Secretary

Amanda Evans – Schools Liaison
Annabel Ede-Golightly – Churches Liaison
CI Co-operative Society Ltd rep –

Waitrose & Partners rep –
Mary Veron – Fairtrade Fortnight Campaign Coordinators
Ann Battye
Anne Sandwith


Nicky Terry

Steve Mauger

Co-opted members:

Deputy Chris Blin, President States Overseas Aid & Development Commission

Liz Dene, Secretary States Overseas Aid & Development Commission


Bob Battye
Michelle Champion

Joy Wessels

Caroline McManus

Anita Carey
Ian Le Page
Wendy Brown
Jenny Thomas

Carolyn Marquis
Sara and Peter Dorey


The Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group was formed in March 2005.

Objectives were:
To promote the concept of Fairtrade
To raise awareness of the FAIRTRADE Mark
To achieve Fairtrade Island status for Guernsey, as detailed in the Fairtrade Foundation’s Fairtrade Town Goals and Action Pack.

Guernsey was awarded Fairtrade Island Status in March 2006.



Pic by Adrian Miller 11-10-11 Duke of Richmond Hotel Celebration of Guernsey's 5th anniversary as a Fairtrade Island. L>R Sophi Tranchell MBE MD of Divine Chocolate Ltd and Nicky Terry chairperson Fairtrade Guernsey steering group REF: IMG_5712.JPG

Celebration of Guernsey’s 5th Anniversary as a Fairtrade Island. 
Sophi Tranchell MBE MD of Divine Chocolate Ltd and Nicky Terry chairperson Fairtrade Guernsey Steering Group. At The Duke of Richmond Hotel.

March 2006. States say yes to the Fairtrade Foundation products. Deputy Mike Torode with Sarah Matthews Representitive for Commerce and Employment Department, behind Mike Torode are Fairtrade volunteers.

Simeon Greene MBE is over to accept Guernsey as a Fairtrade Island. Simeon Greene presents Deputy Bailiff Richard Collas with the certificate.
March 2006.

2005. BBC TV news reader George Alagiah –
Patron of the Fairtrade Foundation was in Guernsey to promote making the island Fairtrade.