Vegan Business Tribe Live 23 – Lineups

9th October 2023

A ‘rockstar lineup’ of vegan business founders headline Vegan Business Tribe in London in November 

Andy Shovel, co-founder of THIS, is just one of the vegan business founders that will be speaking at Vegan Business Tribe Live at the London Olympia on the 18th and 19th of November. The event, sponsored by Vegan Accountants, is returning to London as part of VegfestUK after a hugely successful premier in 2022. 

More than 20 industry experts, vegan business founders and investors will be walking the Vegan Business Tribe stage over the two days, including the founders of some of the fastest-growing vegan and plant-based brands in the UK, such as One Planet Pizza and Better Nature Tempeh who have both seen huge breakthroughs into the supermarkets and major retailers this year. 

The event is organised for a second year as a collaboration between Vegan Business Tribe and Vegan Accountants, aiming to showcase the best of the vegan business scene and give help to those looking to grow a vegan business. The lineup also includes industry experts such as Indy Kaur, founder of Plant Futures, who will be sharing the next big trends in the vegan and plant-based sector, following her time working in plant-based strategy and food trends at Tescos. Others, such as vegan PR expert Karin Ridgers, will be delivering workshops on how to get your vegan business in the news, while a panel of vegan angel investors will be sharing how to attract investment into your company. 

Organiser, and Vegan Business Tribe founder, David Pannell said, “We had hundreds of attendees last year and we knew that event was going to be hard to top. But getting expert speakers like Andy Shovel from THIS and Chris Kong from Better Nature Tempeh to join us on stage has helped us build an unmissable rockstar lineup. Vegan-run businesses can find it hard to get good-quality support and advice from people who understand their mission. I mean, just talking to a business advisor or your accountant as a vegan business can be a minefield if they don’t share your ethics. That’s why it’s been so important to us to get a fully-vegan lineup this year of people who have gone out there and done it themselves, and are willing to help other vegan businesses follow in their footsteps”. 

The event is part of VegfestUK, who are celebrating 20 years of vegan events in the UK and are hosting a number of areas and stages as part of the weekend. Vegfest founder Tim Barford said, “Vegan Business Tribe have delivered another excellent lineup this year, stunning even. It’s been incredibly hard for all businesses over the last couple of years, especially our retail exhibitors who were hit so hard by the covid lockdowns. Vegan Business Tribe have been a rock for many vegan businesses to cling to.” 

Access to Vegan Business Tribe Live is included in the general ticket for VegfestUK, which gives you access to all stages and the main exhibition floor for just £12 for the weekend if booked in advance. See veganbusinesstribe.com for more details and the link to buy a ticket.