National Campaigner Committee

The NCC is a group of elected Fairtrade campaigners who each represent a region of the UK.

The committee is a member organisation of the Fairtrade Foundation, with voting rights and responsibilities, and is represented at the annual general meeting.

Members feed into Fairtrade campaign development, and provide a voice for campaigners, so that they have a say in the Fairtrade Foundation’s strategy and planning. The NCC also informs the Foundation about what campaigners need and what their priorities are.

How do I get involved?

NCC meetings are held in the Foundation’s head office and occasionally via teleconference. Summaries are shared in Fairtrade Towns e-newsletters and on this page (see below), and directly by some representatives where regional networks exist.

Any members of Fairtrade campaign groups registered with the Fairtrade Foundation (Towns, Schools, Universities and Faith communities) are eligible to stand for election to the NCC. Elections are held at regional supporter conferences, which take place every three years.

You can contact your representative about Fairtrade campaigns or any issue related to Fairtrade locally or nationally – see below for email links.

Who is my representative?

Click on your rep's name to contact them by email.


 Name  Group  Region representing

Vacant

 East England

Vacant

 

 London

Tracy Mitchell

Paisley Fairtrade Town, Bridge of Weir and Houston Fairtrade villages

 Scotland

Martin Sleath

Lake District National Park 

 North England

Sue Tuckwell

 Pill, Easton-in-Gordano and Ham Green Fairtrade Group

 South West

Nicola Bunting

 Thanet Fairtrade Initiative

 South East

Mathew Hulbert

Hinckley and Bosworth Fairtrade Forum 

 East Midlands

Bernard Emblem

 Bury Fairtrade 

 North West

Vacant

 

 Wales

Karen Palframan

 Ilkley Fairtrade Town & Bradford Fairtrade Zone

 Yorkshire

 Vacant

 

 Northern Ireland

 Barbara Gwinnett

 Wolverhampton Fairtrade Partnership

 West Midlands

More Information

The NCC is responsible for:

  • Making sure that Fairtrade campaigners can better feed into the Foundation’s work.
  • Advising on the development and implementation of projects and activities directly involving grassroots supporters, for example, Fairtrade Fortnight.
  • Recommending improvements to existing support for campaigners, in addition to new materials, resources and training opportunities.
  • Advising on developments to existing Fairtrade award schemes, including renewal processes, goals and communications.
  • Advising on new campaign areas and activities.
  • Offering experience and advice around Fairtrade campaigns and campaigners to other teams in the Foundation.
  • Sharing best campaigning practice from regional networks to share with other campaigners.

The NCC helps with the two-way exchange of information between the Foundation and campaign groups. The NCC is represented at the annual general meeting, feeding into the Foundation’s governance. The diagram below shows these relationships in action.


National Campaigner Committee flow chart

NCC Meeting Summaries


2016

21 September - coming soon

17 and 18 May click here for a summary

28 January click here for a summary


2015

9 September click here for a summary

4 June click here for a summary

21 April click here for a summary

15 January click here for a summary


2014

9 September click here for a summary

17 June click here for a summary

30 April click here for a summary

16 January click here for a summary


2013

For summaries from meetings up until 2013, please get in touch

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