Gerard Hetherington, chairman of the board at fair trader said, "It is great to see so many of fairtrader's volunteers wanting to become board members and contribute to the shop’s further progress and growth. We have had a good track record over the six years since we set up fairtrader, keeping our heads above water when so many other new businesses have failed. With this new influx of talent having expertise in the areas that really count, we think fair trader will go from strength to strength."
Kathryn Sheard, remembers one of the shop's customers saying "fair trader is the secret liberty's of Yorkshire… We need to stop being a secret and become more well known. We think the shop is amazing and really want to share it's delights with other people. I think we will help the board get a new lease of life for the next phase of this wonderful emporium. Our expertise in marketing, retail and employee relations will help with spreading the word and helping the volunteers to develop in their roles."
Mark Lewis, Secretary, fair trader said "The shop was started in June 2010 by five directors including Helen Robinson Elisabeth Bounds so its good to see some more new women added to the board. It shows how much people believe in us and helps with what we are set up to do, give help, support and guidance to businesses around the world and here at home."
For more information on fair trader visit the webste at http://fairtrader.coop and to see some of the range of products visit http://fairtrader.coop/shop