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Trade Right International In Top 100 Small Business Promotion

Above: A selection of the Carishea range from Trade Right International

Greenock based social business, Trade Right International, has been chosen to be part of the national promotion campaign SmallBIZ100.

This year Small Business Saturday is once again highlighting 100 small businesses, one a day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday on 1 December 2018.

For the last five years, the 100 have not only received exposure on Small Business Saturday's social media channels and in the local and national press, but also joined the Small Business Saturday team in London at receptions in both Downing Street and The Treasury Drum with the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Trade Right International was chosen from thousand’s of entries for their social business model, fair trade ethics, and luxurious Shea Butter skincare range, Carishea. 

The business is one of Riverside Inverclyde's tenants at Lynedoch Industrial Estate in Greenock.

CEO Trev Gregory, said:

"We believe social business can bring dignity and freedom to all involved, reducing the effects of poverty and social exclusion.  We work with communities in Ghana where women harvest shea nuts to produce shea butter which is then handcrafted into luxurious skincare products by recovering addicts and ex-offenders in Scotland. 

"We trade ethically, pay Living Wage, and return surplus profits into valuable education and community development projects.  

"It’s exciting that we’re getting this extra national exposure through SmallBIZ100 for our great natural skincare range, Carishea."

Andrew Bowman, Head of Business Investment at Riverside Inverclyde said:

"It is fantastic news that Trade Right International has been selected as one of the 100 national businesses for Small Business Saturday. 

As long-term supporters of the business, Riverside Inverclyde is delighted to see the Carishea range achieveing national recognition.  It is another great success for business in Inverclyde."

SmallBIZ 100 will be promoting Carishea over the next 100 days.  Details can be found at: www.carishea.com 

For further information please contact Trev Gregory

Published: 25 August 2018