23 episodes

The Plant-Based Business Podcast is a podcast by Vevolution bringing together leading plant-based entrepreneurs to discuss what it takes to create and scale a business.

Hosted by entrepreneur Loui Blake and Vevolution Co-Founders Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel, expect weekly interviews going deep on what it takes to create plant-based business success. Guests on S1 include Damian Soong and Natalia Bojanic (Form), Kerstin Robinson (NIX+KIX) Simeon Van Der Molen (Moving Mountains) + many other entrepreneurs building the world's leading plant-based businesses.

Edited by Bridey Addison-Child

The Plant Based Business Podcast Vevolution

    • Entrepreneurship

The Plant-Based Business Podcast is a podcast by Vevolution bringing together leading plant-based entrepreneurs to discuss what it takes to create and scale a business.

Hosted by entrepreneur Loui Blake and Vevolution Co-Founders Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel, expect weekly interviews going deep on what it takes to create plant-based business success. Guests on S1 include Damian Soong and Natalia Bojanic (Form), Kerstin Robinson (NIX+KIX) Simeon Van Der Molen (Moving Mountains) + many other entrepreneurs building the world's leading plant-based businesses.

Edited by Bridey Addison-Child

    Episode 22: One Planet Pizza: Meet The Business Activists Building A Leading Frozen Pizza Brand

    Episode 22: One Planet Pizza: Meet The Business Activists Building A Leading Frozen Pizza Brand

    We're talking to the father-son duo of vegan pizza this week: Mike and Joe Hill, founders of One Planet Pizza. Damien, Mike and Joe talk about their rapid turnaround from concept to delivery, why you shouldn't wait until you have a perfect product to go to market, and how vegans want pizza too! We also cover the pros of working with influencers versus more traditional digital marketing, and how to pivot to build a direct to consumer model. Stay safe and enjoy this episode, with lots to learn about staying agile in unpredictable markets.

    Produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child

    • 39 min
    Episode 21: Willem Blom: Dream Big, Act Small, Investing In A Plant Based Future

    Episode 21: Willem Blom: Dream Big, Act Small, Investing In A Plant Based Future

    This week Damien chats to Willem Blom, an impact investor from the Netherlands. They touch on Covid-19 and its ongoing impact on the food service industry, but also explore disrupting unethical production processes, clean meat and its future, and where Willem invests and why. Tune in to hear Willem's predictions on the future of the plant based industry and why now is a great time to innovate, even amidst the pandemic.

    This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child

    • 41 min
    Episode 20: Biff's Kitchen: Vegan Jackfruit Pioneers

    Episode 20: Biff's Kitchen: Vegan Jackfruit Pioneers

    As the Covid-19 pandemic looms larger in all our lives, this week Damien interviews Biff and Christa Bloom-Burrows in a virtual edition of the Plant-Based Business Podcast. Biff's Kitchen are an iconic London vegan brand, notorious for making incredible, tasty burgers and jackfruit wings. As well as touching on the issues facing all businesses due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the three of them chat about the Biff's starting out in street food, pivoting into food service and the benefit of staying a lean startup. So sit back (in self isolation) and enjoy!

    This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child

    • 41 min
    Episode 19: Charlie Bowker - Native Snacks: How To Create New Innovations In Plant Based Snacks

    Episode 19: Charlie Bowker - Native Snacks: How To Create New Innovations In Plant Based Snacks

    This week Damien sits down with co-founder of Native Snacks, Charlie Bowker, who talks about the process of innovating within the snack industry. Hear about how he and his co-founder, Darcy, travelled all the way to India to nail the perfect snack, and the challenges they faced scaling their manufacturing model, as well as their time on the Sainsbury's Future Brands programme. Lots of learning in this episode about finding investment in the early stages of your business, and establishing a brand in a new market. Enjoy!

    Produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child

    • 35 min
    Episode 18: Amanda Thomson, Founder of Thomson & Scott: Disrupting The Wine Industry

    Episode 18: Amanda Thomson, Founder of Thomson & Scott: Disrupting The Wine Industry

    Loui and Damien talk to Amanda Thomson, of Thomson & Scott, the pioneering company leading the charge on low-sugar, organic and vegan sparkling wines. Amanda asks us: do you really know what's in your wine? She talks about giving up her career as an arts broadcast journalist to move to Paris and break into one of the oldest, traditionalist industries there is, battling prejudice and bureaucracy along the way.

    This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child

    • 41 min
    Episode 17: Paul Brown - BOL: Rapidly Scaling an FMCG Brand

    Episode 17: Paul Brown - BOL: Rapidly Scaling an FMCG Brand

    Damien and Loui talk to Paul Brown founder of BOL, who make a delicious selection of plant-based veg pots, salad jars, dinner boxes and soups. Paul talks about cutting his teeth at Innocent Smoothies, his unique exit from that company, and the rapid growth of BOL. We also touch on how, in an increasingly complex world, it can be difficult to know which business choices are the right ones for the planet. Both thoughtfulness and laughs in this episode, enjoy!

    This podcast is produced by Vevolution and edited by Bridey Addison-Child

    • 39 min

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