A Community Event from Barclays Eagle Lab
Barclays and Selesti are teaming up to bring you the Ethical Business series
Join us as we chat with entrepreneurs and business owners, who are working together to encourage ethical practices. For our first event, we will be joined by Loui Blake (Founder of Erpingham House), Elin Roberts (Co-Founder of Better Nature), Mike Hill (Co-Founder of One Planet Pizza), and Tina Chen (Co-Founder of Humanitea) to discuss the logistics, operations, marketing of, the successes and challenges of running an ethical business within the Food & Beverage trade.
Loui Blake is an entrepreneur, angel investor & speaker in the plant-based & sport spaces. Loui has founded a number of vegan hospitality concepts, including the U.K’s largest vegan restaurant, and been an early investor in alternative protein start-ups including Club Cultured & The Pack. In sport, Loui founded the football programme Future Football Elite & recently built a 17,500 indoor football complex in Norwich. With a particular interest in health, wellness & sustainability, Loui has spoken at a number of leading universities & conferences, championing a plant-based lifestyle.
Elin is a co-founder and Head of Marketing at innovative meat-free brand Better Nature. Better Nature creates protein without compromise - naturally delicious meat alternatives that don't compromise on people, the planet or animals, using tempeh. A long-time advocate for plant-based eating, Elin's background is in psychology and marketing strategy and her mission is to create a fairer, happier and more sustainable world for all.
Mike Hill is a serial entrepreneur and long time vegan. He co-founded One Planet Pizza together with his son Joe in 2016. Since then it has grown into the UK’s leading frozen vegan pizza company, supplying retail outlets across the UK, Ireland and the continent. Prior to setting up One Planet Pizza, Mike has set up and run several successful businesses, including a vegetarian restaurant and a health and fitness management consultancy.
Tina Chen was inspired by bubble tea concept and British tea drinking culture to develop a healthy, well-balanced tea latte beverage. With her love for a quality cuppa and her desire to make a positive impact on society, Tina made a career switch from IT to just tea, and HumaniTea was born! Tackling the problem of obesity-causing sugary soft drinks, HumaniTea crafts the UK’s first ready-to-drink plant-based Tea Lattes available in Matcha Green Tea and Classic Earl Grey flavours. Brewed with ethically-sourced, quality ingredients, the Vegan Tea Lattes exclude artificial flavours and emulsifiers, contain low sugar and low calories, and provide boost of antioxidants and natural energy without the coffee caffeine crash.
Conference details will be sent out approximately one hour prior to even start time.