Paul Hargreaves is a B Corp Ambassador and is one of the leading voices in the UK encouraging and inspiring businesses to make a positive impact on the world; this was the subject of his first book, Forces for Good, published in 2019. Paul’s main role is as CEO of Cotswold Fayre, a large speciality food and drink wholesale business supplying over 2,000 retail sites in the UK. The company diversified in June 2021 by opening Flourish, its first foodhall, restaurant and home and lifestyle store.
Cotswold Fayre was one of the UK’s founding B Corps in 2015 and the company has recently certified for the third time with a score in the top 5% of FMCG businesses in the UK. The company was named as Elite Business’s No 1 in The SME Top 100 and won the Lloyd’s Bank ‘Purpose before Profit Award in 2022. Paul’s team of over a hundred are constantly looking for ways to be generous and compassionate by putting people and planet before profit and this is what they determine to be success.
Paul believes that to bring the radical and systemic change required to reverse climate change and the growing inequality in the world a new compassionate, loving and servant-hearted leadership is required and that is what he calls The Fourth Bottom Line, and the name of his second book published in May 2021.