Christmas delivery cut off dates

News item posted on Tuesday, December, 9th filed under all news, customers
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Ahhh… now time for a mince pie!

Hello!

 

Want to guarantee that your Vegware will arrive before Christmas? Then order by the 19th of December!

 

Oh and our elves need a little time off now and again, so our (veg)warehouse will be closed from 24th December, reopening on 2nd January 2015.

 

Also, our  Christmas Cups are now back in limited stock, so get them while you can!

 

Drop us a line to orders@vegware.co.uk or give the elves a tinkle on 0330 223 0400. Sadly we can’t guarantee to respond to handwritten orders burnt in the fireplace and sent up the chimney.

Visit Vegware at Gulfood in Dubai in February 2015!

News item posted on Wednesday, December, 3rd filed under all news, events
Come say hello!

Come say hello!

Yes, we’ll be heading off to Dubai in February for the Gulfood exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

We’re very excited as it’s the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality show with over 4,200 exhibitors and 81,622 visitors from 170 countries! Wow!

Come say hello – we’ll be showcasing our range of completely compostable packaging on stand: S2-H47. Only 67 days to go…

We’ve won the Waste Management category at the Caterer Product Excellence Awards!

News item posted on Wednesday, December, 3rd filed under all news, awards
Our new trophy!

Our new trophy!

Yes, we’ve another new trophy to add to our shelf ! We are delighted to announce that we have been named the winner of the Waste Management category at the Caterer’s Product Excellence Awards!

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Vegware are finalists in the European Business Awards for the Environment!

News item posted on Tuesday, December, 2nd filed under all news, awards
Our Eilidh showing off our new certificate!

Our Eilidh showing off our new certificate!

Well – we’re going to have to make some more space on our walls as we’ve got another certificate to put up!

Yep, our Eilidh was over in Lyon last night at the EU’s prestigious Environmental awards where we were representing the UK.  Back in May we heard we were among 10 finalists being put forward to the European Business Awards for the Environment. Then in October we found out the exciting news that together with our good friends The Bay Fish and Chips , we had been selected to represent the UK.

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Vegware is UK’s 29th fastest growing firm – with 919% growth!

News item posted on Friday, November, 21st filed under all news, awards

Last night, Vegware_growth_UK_1411Deloitte announced that Vegware is the UK’s 29th fastest growing firm – with growth of 919% over the last 5 years. Looking at the list of the UK’s fastest growth companies, we’re the 4th fastest growing in Scotland. And the cherry on the cake is that we were the top ranked GreenTech firm.

Joe Frankel, our MD and founder, is of course delighted: “Placing in the Fast 50 for the second year running is very satisfying and a testament to the hard work and creativity of the Vegware team. We’ve got lots in the pipeline so look out for Vegware in 2015!”

We wouldn’t keep on growing without our loyal friends, supporters and clients – so here’s a huge thank you for everyone’s continued support and good will.

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Job at Vegware HQ in Edinburgh: Finance Manager (20hrs/week)

News item posted on Tuesday, November, 11th filed under all news, jobs

Vegware_people_teamoffice_1407_800xWe’re hiring!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Finance Manager within Vegware Ltd, for 20 hours a week.  The purpose of this role is to lead and motivate the Finance Team, ensuring Vegware’s financial systems are well maintained and developed to guarantee the financial performance of the company is accurately recorded.

Full info is here – please share this with anyone you think would be a good fit for our team!

Closing date: 2nd December 2014.

Newsletter – meet our gourmet range…and much more news too

News item posted on Wednesday, November, 5th filed under all news, newsletters

Vegware newsletter eco packagingHello again,

We’ve been up to the usual – launching new unique products, sharing leftovers recipes, winning awards, and organising educational seminars on NHS waste…here goes!

1. NEW – Gourmet range

We’re very excited about this! Meet the market’s first eco spill-proof window box – for hot or cold food to go. This unique patented range of bagasse bases with matching lids is exclusive to Vegware.

The base is made from recycled sugarcane fibre, which has 99% less embodied carbon than polystyrene and paper, and it’s suitable for the microwave or freezer. The lid has an anti-mist clear window made from corn-based PLA, which has 51% less carbon than PE plastic film. The whole thing is completely compostable, as you’d expect with Vegware.

Here is a short demo video, and here it is on our websiteget in touch for samples!

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Community Fund – Rhubarb Farm – October Update

News item posted on Wednesday, November, 5th filed under all news, Vegware Community Fund

PA100011_thumbIn October we were able to employ Djay Emery, a volunteer who came to us aged 18 on a programme for ex-offenders. He has worked hard, shown interest in horticulture and looked after our hens, so when the post of Gardener was funded by the Lottery’s Talent Match programme, to help young people into work, he was the best candidate at interview.

Well done Djay. It is wonderful to be able to give a committed young unemployed person a full time job. Djay, who lives with his grandparents, said “It’s great now because I can give my grandma some money each week towards my keep.”

We also hosted another Corporate Day for DWP Job Centre workers, and they built new compost bays for the Farm.

Vegware achieves ISO 9001 and 14001

News item posted on Wednesday, November, 5th filed under all news

Vegware board of directors celebrate ISO 9001 and 14001It’s now official – our brand new ISO 14001 and 9001 certification is the seal of approval that shows our quality and environmental systems are reliable and well managed. Here’s our board of directors showing off our new certificates!

Paul Adderley, the nice chap who helped us achieve our new certificates, said, “Some companies view QEMS as a tick-box exercise to gain the ISO stamp for a tender. Not Vegware. Overseen by three directors, the whole team has diligently worked with me to ensure that the requirements of ISO9001 and ISO14001 are not just exceeded, but thoroughly embedded. I can report that the business systems of this rapidly growing company are in fine form to keep pace with the demands of their expanding market share in Europe and beyond.” What a nice chap.

Lucy up for ‘Rising Star’ in UK Packaging Awards

News item posted on Wednesday, November, 5th filed under all news, awards

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Our Communications Director is up for an award!

Lucy has been shortlisted for ‘Rising Star’ in the UK Packaging Awards, after being nominated by Martin Kersh of the Foodservice Packaging Association. Amazing to be shortlisted – congrats Lucy!