Keith Lesser

Keith Lesser

Vegan Accountant

Keith Lesser is the Founder and Managing Director of Vegan Accountants. Keith became vegan in 2017 and in 2020 acquired Vegan Accountants to align his vegan ethics with his passion for accountancy. His firm aims to provide high quality financial advice to those that are helping to create a vegan world.

Keith was heavily influenced by his first-ever vegan client Idan. Idan was passionate about veganism and this passion had a life-changing impact on Keith. When one of his clients died of cancer in his 50s and another had a heart attack in his late 60s, Keith thought there must be another way. The death of 2 clients within 2 weeks lead Keith to make new choices about his health.

Not long after becoming vegan for health reasons, the ethics around animal cruelty and the sustainability values around our planet and climate change became just as important. Keith felt the natural progression was to combine accountancy and veganism and serve the vegan business community with quality accounting services. He acquired the Vegan Accountants brand, built a vegan team and re-vamped, re-launched and later re-branded the business with significant growth of 500% in the first 24 months.

Vegan Accountants still operates alongside the family business Lesser & Co, with a dedicated fully-vegan team. Here at Vegan Accountants, our mission is to help vegan businesses succeed with solid foundations for their financials and quality advice. Having a fully vegan supply chain is a big goal for vegan and ethical businesses and we’re here to help you to achieve that by giving you a vegan accountancy partner. We don’t see veganism as a trend. It is a positive trajectory towards positive financial and physical health, the elimination of animal cruelty and collaboration to achieve sustainable living.


R2: Should we introduce a meat tax?

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on whether we need meat taxes to address the climate biodiversity loss and ocean crisis. Explore how the current food system, heavily reliant on animal-based products, exacerbates these global challenges and whether implementing meat taxes is a necessary step towards a greener future.

Hear from experts about the environmental impact of meat production and consumption, including its role in greenhouse gas emissions, habitat destruction, and resource depletion. Learn about the successful implementation of similar taxes in various countries and the potential outcomes.

Watch the discussion on the ethical, economic, and social implications of meat taxes and discover whether these policies can evoke a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system.

Plant Based Treaty (Saturday) full timetable


Green Finance - how to put your money where your heart is

Did you know that where you put your savings or invest your money can have a huge impact on the world. Is your pension funding the arms trade and animal agriculture? How much CO2 is your money in the bank generating? And what can you do to change it?

Vegan Business Tribe full timetable


Drop-in business clinic

Need some advice? Looking to launch a new business? Or need help taking your business to the next level? Come chat with vegan entrepreneur and Vegan Business Tribe Founder David Pannell, and marketing and PR specialist Karin Ridges in a relaxed setting!

Vegan Business Tribe full timetable