Humza Yousaf and Martin Rhodes with some of the guests, staff and students from City of Glasgow College students who put on the event.
The Scottish Fair Trade Forum welcomed leading figures from Scotland’s business community to a lunch time meeting hosted in The Scholars’ restaurant at City of Glasgow College. The meeting was attended by Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Europe and International Development, and City of Glasgow Depute Principal, Alex Craig.
The meeting was hosted in The Scholars’ restaurant by the chefs and hospitality staff enrolled in the College’s training program. The lunch menu prepared by the college students included many Fair Trade ingredients.
During the lunch, Mr Yousaf spoke with the assembled guests and members of staff about the important role that Fair Trade plays for both producers and businesses seeking to meet rising consumer demand for ethically-sourced produce and that the Scottish Government is keen to encourage businesses to engage with Fair Trade so that the Scottish economy has a responsible global impact.
Speaking after the meeting, Martin Rhodes, the Director of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum said: “We are delighted with the attendance at this afternoon’s meeting, which serves to highlight the appetite for, and importance of businesses engaging with Fair Trade.”
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