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 further 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 every 3 years, or in some cases by an electronic vote.

If you’re interested in standing for election to the NCC, drop us a line to find out more. 

Who is my representative?

You can contact your representative about Fairtrade campaigns or any issue related to Fairtrade locally or nationally. 

Name

Group and region

Email

Position vacantContact us if you’d like to stand or know more 
East England 
communities@fairtrade.org.uk
Nina TweddleEnfield Fairtrade Borough, London Fairtrade Diocese and Fairtade London 
London 
londonNCC@fairtrade.org.uk
Charles SimEast Ayrshire Fairtrade Zone
Scottish Fair Trade Forum
Scotland
ScotlandNCC@fairtrade.org.uk
Martin SleathLake District National Park 
North England 
NorthNCC@fairtrade.org.uk
Sue Errington Co-ordinator of Fairtrade Devon
South West
SouthWestNCC@fairtrade.org.uk
Barbara HesterTatsfield Fairtrade Group

South East
SouthEastNCC@fairtrade.org.uk
Mathew HulbertHinckley and Bosworth Fairtrade Forum 
East Midlands 
EastMidlandsNCC@fairtrade.org.uk
Bernard EmblemBury Fairtrade 
North West
NorthWestNCC@fairtrade.org.uk
Position vacantContact us if you’d like to stand or know more
Wales 
communities@fairtrade.org.uk
Mark DawsonFairtrade Yorkshire 
Yorkshire
YorkshireNCC@fairtrade.org.uk
Position vacantContact us if you’d like to stand or know more 
Northern Ireland 
communities@fairtrade.org.uk
Andrew GreenallSolihull Fairtrade Borough
West Midlands 
WestMidlandsNCC@fairtrade.org.uk

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.

See full terms of reference here

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

2020

03 September meeting summary

28 July meeting summary

20 January meeting summary

2019

11 September meeting summary

23 January meeting summary

2018

11 October meeting summary

18 and 19 July meeting summary

17 January meeting summary

2017

19 July meeting summary

3 and 4 May meeting summary

2016

21 September meeting summary

17 and 18 May meeting summary

28 January click here for a summary