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Fair Trade Marketing

We do not currently have this course scheduled. Please click here to register your interest for future courses.

The first professional training programme in Fair Trade marketing.

This professional programme is designed to provide a focus for on the importance of Marketing in the development of the Fair Trade sector. The course will critically appraise the structure of the fair trade market and the different approaches to marketing fair trade products and campaigns. The course takes an applied approach looking at the application of ethical and social marketing to fair trade branding and campaigning. In addition, the course will evaluate the role of marketing communications including, social media, public relations and network marketing to fair trade products, campaigns and organisations.

The course will enable delegates to:

  • Gain an in depth understanding of different approaches to marketing in the fair trade and ethical sectors.
  • Understand what is appropriate for their own organisation/ campaign in the fair trade sector
  • develop skills in critical analysis through different learning experiences and the analysis  theoretical and real case studies,
  • understand models of best practice in fair trade marketing
  • gain knowledge to help enhance their own marketing campaign and plans.

Programme Leader

Dr Bob Doherty, Professor of Marketing at the University of York’s Management School. Former Head of Sales and Marketing at Divine Chocolate Ltd and the current Chair of the Liverpool Fairtrade Town Steering Committee.

Bob is the author and co-author of a number of published journal articles and book chapters on fair trade including, the Rise and Stall of a Fair Trade Pioneer and  ‘From Critique to Action: The Practical Ethics of the Organisational World’, Chapter 5 The Growth of Fair Trade in the UK.


£495 per delegate. There are 20 places available for the first running of this programme. First come first served. Once you have booked onto the course you will receive pre-course readings and details of the Fair Trade assignment.

When and where?

Refreshments will be available and lunch is included on Saturday.

Accommodation will be at your own expense, however the university offers reasonable priced bead and breakfast accommodation, via York Conferences.



To register your interest: 

This three day seminar costs just £495 per delegate.

Terms & Conditions of booking (MS Word , 15kb)

Course Location

CPD Suite
The Ron Cooke Hub
Heslington East Campus
The University of York