The Vegan Business Connection (VBC) has been complied by Veggies Catering Campaign since 1984 to encourage mutual support for cruelty-free businesses, i.e. those using no animal ingredients whatsoever and striving to minimise environmental, human and animal rights abuses. The V.B.C. gives as much importance to the proprietors, as to the goods or services traded. It is to those who run such businesses that we can look for guarantees of their ethical standards, and knowledge of vegan issues.
The Directory has been relaunched, with an interactive new system allowing groups to manage their own listings.
If you work in a way that is sympathetic to the promotion of veganism, or supply specific vegan goods / services, or wish to recommend someone else, you are invited to submit your details to the Vegan Business Connection section of the new Networking Directory
Visit the new directory at http://www.veggies.org.uk/directory/ to add a listing, with particular reference to the 'Vegan Business Connection' and 'Trading Status' categories. You will be able to make any changes to the entry yourself now and into the future.
The following are believed to be fully vegan enterprises, unless stated otherwise, with vegan contacts or proprietors. Information is supplied mainly by the businesses themselves, or through recommendations from other sources.
Following the launch of our new directory this listing is not regularly updated.
If you find anything than needs changing please Contact us.
Contact: Metala Theart
Email: info_at_veganfaces.co.uk (Replace _at_ with @ sign)
On-line store for vegan-friendly face paints. Also face painting at parties, weddings and other events (Based in London). Find us on Facebook.
New Entry Dec 2011 . Revised Nov'14
. New Entry Nov 2011
YELLOWBELLYS of Bailgate
4 Gordon Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3AJ
Linda Wardale: 01522 526 453
Mobile: 07913 380 360
Email: linda-at-yellowbellys.co.uk (Replace -at- with @ sign)
Ethically and environmentally friendly wholefoods / healthy foods, homemade cakes (dairy & egg-free), chilled goods, hebs & spices, soft drinks and more. Also outside catering.
. New Entry Aug 2011
HOPE STREET SKINCARE
Park View, 35 Lesson Road, Brixworth, Northamptonshire, NN6 9EE
Email: info-at-hope-street.com (Replace -at- with @ sign)
Makes and sells vegan, organic, skincare and bodycare products.
. New Entry July 2011
GRATEFUL BODY SKIN CARE
Mathea Schroter: (800) 600-6806 (in USA)
Located in the USA, Grateful Body Skin Care is chemical and synthetic-free, cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free. Facebook: Grateful Body Skin Care; Twitter: gratefulbodysc
. New Entry July 2009
VBites, Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, East Sussex BN3 4LX
Ph: 01273 933757
VBites is an innovative new community café at Hove Lagoon. "We pride ourselves on providing top quality vegan family favourites."
THE VEGAN CAKEBAKERS (Brighton)
No longer trading.
VEGGIE HEAVEN . New entry July'08
Daniel Bayley, 23 Smithfields, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5LR
Ph: 01803 862985 / 07906 989588 .
Email: veggieheaven NoSpam hotmail.co.uk (Replace NoSpam with @ sign)
Trailer based catering for festivals, fairs and other outdoor events.
"I am Vegan (have been for 3 years and veggie for 20 years before that) and all the food on Veggie Heaven is vegan apart from milk for teas/coffees, with rice/soya milk alternatives. Organic vege burgers with fresh salad and homemade vegan mayo, falafel with pitta, hummus and salad, chick pea and spinach curry in the evening, vege breakfasts and fairtrade organic coffee and teas and organic soft drinks".
Note: This is not all vegan but is very vegan friendly. With support and encouragement they are likely to increase the veganness of their catering.
GREEN GARDEN CAFE (Coventry)
No longer trading.
Probably the first, and best, mobile vegan fish 'n' chip stall in the world - purveyors of fine quality soya-meat and seaweed since 2008!
Not currently trading (Jan'2016). For latest news contact c/o Veggies
Arbonne . New entry Dec'07
Derek Groves, 11 Wood Avenue, , Ashville, NC, U S A, NC 28803
Ph: +1 828 299 8814
Email: derekgroves .at. yahoo.com
I am seeking consultants in the UK to market this amazing line of 100% certified vegan skin, hair & cosmetic products. As a vegan, I am passionate about this line and our products just became available in the UK this month.
New entry Nov'07
South-side Movers Removals In Edinburgh
Max, St Peter's Place, Viewforth, Edinburgh, EH3 9PJ
Ph: 07906 166 122
Email: southsidemovers -at- hotmail.com
Domestic removals business based in Edinburgh, local or long distance, wholly run, owned & worked by vegans in Edinburgh.
We actively promote veganism and always encourage vegans to contact us.
SOW AND GROW ORGANICS (Wigan)
To longer trading. Contact Jenny Hall on Facebook.
MATHS AND SCIENCE TUTORING . New entry May'07
Rob Jarrett, 48 Grange Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 5HU
Ph: 01273 738235 / 07947 183046
Email: rob.jarrett at btinternet.com
Tutoring for SATs, GCSE, A levels in Maths, Science and Nutrition.
HEALING FROM THE EARTH . New entry April'07
Josie Lake, 53 Lanercost Crescent, Monkston, Milton Keynes, MK10 9EA
Ph: 07969 086323
Email: Lakejosu -at- aol.com
A Holistic Practitioner for animals and people offering a wide range of therapies, supporting animal welfare/rights and promoting natural living.
Makes and supplies hand made toiletries for animals and people, made from 100% natural and organic ingredients that are not tested on animals.
. New entry April'07
3 Ninetree Hill, Bristol, BS1 3SB
Ph: 0117 9249200
Cafe Kino is a not-for-profit co-operative owned and operated by its' workers and run in part by volunteers. we strive to create a viable business which is open, fair and mutually supportive of all those with whom we are associated.
we aim to implement ecological practices throughout the company and are committed to providing delicious, ethically sourced food and drink served to consistently high standards at reasonable prices.
we hope to continue developing the cafe as an inspiring community space and focus for independent cultural and political activity. we host regular meetings and events and are always open to interesting ideas.
BABY CAKES DIRECT (Matlock)
(Possibly) no longer trading. See Matlock Vegan B&B.
FUSE WORKERS CO-OP LIMITED . New entry Feb'07
1 The Cliff, BRIGHTON, BN2 5RF
Nick Richardson: 0845 330 4511 / 0781 515 0570
Electrition and general building contractors.
NO COWS . New entry Feb'07
36 Marcus Close, HAVERHILL, Suffolk, CB9 ONT
Claire Morrissey: 07806 702758
NO COWS cares about people, animals and the environment. It was established to offer a fabulous yet ethical shopping experience for our customers. Our products have been specially selected because they are not only wonderful, but are all animal and cruelty-free, organic wherever possible and have minimum impact on the environment. We are very proud that all of our products are Vegan Society Accredited. Enjoy our luxurious goodies including organic wines and towels, soy candles, organic soaps and completely animal free cosmetics.
. New entry Jan'07
The IBIC, Holt Court South, Aston Science Park, Jennens Road, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4EJ
Frank Thunder: 0121 250 3555 / 07770 630121 / Fax: 0121 250 3517
FCL Computing & Software Solutions was set up as a solution centre that also offered its clients advice and help on business matters including various forms of financing and grants. With more than 18 years industry specific experience of both corporate and small-business IT and accounting solutions, we believe that with this focus on the business as a whole, we are providing the customer with a complete solution.
We provide a range of systems and associated services: Accounting - CRM - Networks - Web Design - Sage and Microsoft Software. We can take responsibility for any part of your IT infrastructure and we can work closely with your staff to ensure maximum benefits and efficiencies are obtained.
Business Link accredited, we can also work with your organisation to see what methods of funding might be brought into play in order to meet your requirements. A Vegan owned business
STARDUST THERAPIES - No longer active : April 2009
Ziggy Woodward, The Art House, 81a Bedford Place, Southampton, SO15 2DF
. New entry Nov'06
HAPPY COW CATERING
Ph: 01392 360121
All vegan party buffets. Savouries, sandwiches, salads, desserts. Delivery within 25 miles of Exeter. £6 per head (min 10).
|Sample Party Buffet Menu|
Mushroom Pate and salad
Hummus and salad
Cheezly & tomato
Cous Cous salad
Spicy rice salad
Chocolate Fridge Cake
Deliveries are free within Exeter but subject to travel costs if further afield.
Deliveries can be made to any location within a 25 mile radius of Exeter.
Alternatively the food can be picked up.
VEGAN NAILS. New entry Oct'06 / possibly gone Jan'10
Ph: 07984 711107
Manicures in the comfort of your own home. Nail extensions & nail art also available now.
Based in Sheffield. All the products used are not tested on animals and do not contain any animal ingredients making them suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
DAVID HEMBROW, BASKETMAKER . Revised Oct'06
70 St Albans Road, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 2HG
Ph: 01223 528563
New Email: baskets[at]hembrow.eu
New Website: http://www.hembrow.eu
Traditional English Willow basketmaker. Practical and decorative designs stocked, or made to order.
COMMCLEAN SERVICES . New entry Oct'06
2 Orchard Cottages, Chapel Lane, Epperstone, NOTTINGHAM, NG14 6EA
Ph: 0115 966 5663 / 0845 434 9239
The Environmentally Conscious Cleaning Company
GORGE INVESTMENTS . New entry Oct'06
15 New Road, Ironbridge, TELFORD, Shropshire TF8 7AU
Ph: 01952 432874
Gorge Investments is a new vegan run and owned property management company, with houses to rent in Shropshire. Four, 3-bedroomed houses ready for renting at the end on November 2006.
The houses are an end of terrace block in a beautiful green location, near Telford park and just five minutes walk from Telford town centre and bus station. The houses have been re-wired, have new gas combi-boilers with central heating and are partially double glazed. Each house has enclosed, easily maintained gardens and private parking.
Vegans or vegetarians preferred. Rent ranging from £525 - £550 per month
. New entry Sept'06
Plymouth Environment Centre, c/o Greenbank Neighbourhood Office, 35 Armada Street, Greenbank, PLYMOUTH, Devon, PL4 8LZ
Ph: 01752 290015
Our charitable objects are to advance the education of the public in Plymouth and its surrounding area in all aspects of ecologically sustainable lifestyles and development in accordance with vegan principles:
. New entry September '06
Chris Kennett: 02392 611607 (Portsmouth, Hampshire)
Information, supplies and assistance to convert diesel cars to run sustainably on vegetable oil.
NATURES TREATS . New entry September '06
Chris Kennett: 02392 611607 (Portsmouth, Hampshire)
Delicious Raw Cakes, made from organic dried fruit, nuts, spices and carob; including Hemp Brownies, Hazlenut Brownies, Fruit Cakes, Ginger Cakes, Carob Orange Cake, Coconut Crumbles and Carob Coconut Crumbles.
Natures Treats have supported the LONDON VEGAN FESTIVAL for the last 7 years.
Email for more details or to place orders.
FRAMETASTIC LTD . New entry September '06
Tracey, Unit 11F Alston Works, Alston Road, HIGH BARNET, Hertfordshire, EN5 4HH
Picture framing primarily for businesses on account.
With 15 years experience of framing and Fine Art Trade Guild commended, I am determined to be the worlds first Eco-freindly, vegan picture framer. GCF qualified framer of 17 yrs experience. Slowly researching all ingredients used to make sure they are animal product free/not tested on animals, recycling and only using wood from sustainable forests.
BONNELLI ICES . New entry Aug'06
Vick Bonner, 2 The Moorings, Fall Ings, WAKEFIELD, West Yorkshire, WF1 5DT
Bonnellis vegan ice cream trike - happy to attend campaigns, demos, parties, festivals etc in West Yorkshire area. Often found at Sandal Castle or in and around Wakefield.
. New entry May'06
Katie, South East Pet Companions, Silver Tree Close, , WALTON ON THAMES, Surrey, KT12 1NW
It can be traumatic for any animal to go to new surroundings; be it kennels, catteries or a strangers home.Our House Sitting and Daily Visiting Services offer dogs, cats, rabbits and other much loved pets boarding in the place they love best - their own home. Our experienced and vetted Pet Sitters will either remain in the clients property on a residential basis or visit once or twice a day to care for the physical and emotional welfare of their pets, whilst adding security to an otherwise vacant property.
DOWNBOUND.CO.UK . New entry May'06
Susan Lowry: susan.lowry[at]downbound.co.uk
Online shopping with hundreds of products that promote animal rights (vegan), human rights (non-sweatshop and fair trade), and the environment (organic wherever possible). Organic hemp clothing, shoes and accessories, animal rights videos and much more.
DIVINE FROG WEB SERVICES . New entry May'06
Ian: 07981 057697
Internet services: website design, implementation, development, maintenance, hosting and email.
- SAD NEWS FROM VEGFAM -
Vegfam Trustee Friedenstern Howard had been ill during this year.
Late on Saturday evening, 8th April 2006, Frieden died at his home "The Sanctuary" (Vegfam H/Q).
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends (including Vegfam Council) and by Vegfam supporters and donors.
The funeral service took place on Friday 21st April, at Exeter and Devon Crematorium, followed by a gathering at Exeter Friends Meeting House. A memorial service was held in September. A suitable Vegfam project will be funded, in memory of Frieden.
c/o Sundra & Simon, Cwm Cottage, Cwmynys, Cilycwm, LLANDOVERY, Carmarthenshire, , SA20 0EU
Ph: 01550 721197
Vegetarian/vegan famine relief. Feeding infants, leaf protein, tree planting, seeds, wells etc.
No longer trading.
CLEARCONSCIENCE . New entry March'06
Katie Firth, PO Box 1077, HIGH WYCOMBE, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8WZ
Ph: 07791 692831
Cruelty Free body care. All suitable for vegans.
DAVID YATES, ARTIST New entry March'06
61 Abbot's Garth, Seamer, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO12 4QN
Ph: 01723 863797 / Also: 07717 471592
Freelance, self-employed artist, wherever possible adhering to vegan ideals and sustainable living.
"I am a freelance, self-employed artist. I work with a philosophy based on openness and co-operation; sustainability; meeting real needs at creative and spiritual levels; and wherever possible adhering to vegan ideals". I am committed to:
DRUMSKEOCH BED & BREAKFAST New entry Feb'06
Rebecca, Drumskeoch Farm, Pinwherry, GIRVAN, Ayreshire, Scotland, KA26 0QB
Ph: 01465 841172
Vegan-aware, all-organic veggies b&b, in middle of of countryside, for excellent walking/cycling.
Everything organic, even the bedding etc. Pets may possibly be accommodated by special arrangement, due to resident sheep & chickens (who came with the property and are now part of the family). Chickens provide 'sanctuary-grade' eggs".
(Note: not a fully vegan business).
V1 VEGETARIAN FAST FOOD Deleted entry Dec'05
Sadly V1 is closed and now seems unlikely to re-open in a different location.
Our best wishes top Tamsin Evans who ran V1 so successfully for 6 years.
"Use them or loose them - support vegans in business".
HOUSE OF LIFE New entry Oct'05
Reuben John, Mercury Hs., Shipstones Business Centre, Northgate, New Basford, NOTTINGHAM, NG7 7FN
Ph: 08704 870215 / Also: 07904 402209
Producers of Vebab (vegan kebab) & other vegan foods. Event catering. Organiser of East Midlands Vegan Festival.
DERBYSHIRE VEGAN CATERING
Following the June 2005 demise of the excellent GOOD FOR YOU! WORLD FOOD CAFE in Matlock, proprietor Caron Jones is continuing to run a catering business, providing vegan and gluten-free catering, organising and decorating for events & alternative celebrations.
Contact Caron at Hurstler House, 47-49 Smedley Street East, MATLOCK, Derbyshire, DE4 3FQ
Ph: 01629 583349 / Mobile: 07906 145871
"Following rumours of it's demise, Country Life does need help - it is back on the market and the trustees are trying to turn it around. If there is anyone interested in buying it - then let me know. I am actually one of the trustee directors of Country Life."
Thanks Manjit Biant manjit01[at]ntlworld.com (5th June 2005)
Stop Press - Sept'06: Country Life "has been closed now and the premises sold".
"Use them or loose them - support vegans in business".
The all-vegan, community-based bakery and wholefood store has found new proprietors, securing its' future and supplies of cakes and baked goods to Veggies Catering Campaign, who distribute their products to vegan and green and animal rights events throughout the UK.
For further details contact Lenore and Andrew, 42 Foxhall Road , Forest Fields , NOTTINGHAM, NG7 6LJ . Ph: 0115 910 3013
Arthur Ling, 1919-2005
It is with great sadness that we report that Arthur Ling, who founded the Vegan Inspired Propietors (V.I.P.) network, later to be renamed the Vegan Business Connection, passed away on the 18th January 2005. His dedication to the vegan cause was renowned. He will be sadly missed by all those that knew him.
This website is dedicated to the memory of Arthur Ling, founding director of pioneering vegan company Plamil Foods Ltd, former president of the Vegan Society and founder of the Vegan Business Connection, (a.k.a. Vegan Inspired Proprietors).