Retail (non-food) (Social)
Triodos helped to finance a couple of young entrepreneurs to ensure their local post office in rural Aberdeenshire stays open. There is a strong sense of social values within the community and providing vital services like a post office helps to ensure the continuation of a community's character. The business will include a coffee shop called 'The Coffee Apothecary' which will serve breakfast, lunch and homemade cakes.
Retail Trade (non-food)
Entrepreneurs running sustainable Small and Medium Sized Enterprises drive a genuinely sustainable economy. Because profit is not their only driver their businesses value people and the environment, respecting the producers of their goods and the cost to environment of creating them. The kinds of businesses we finance in this sector include sustainable clothing, book and toy shops.