Tag Archives: featured

Espresso yourself! New Vegware coffee video

There’s a lot of noise around coffee at the moment. With London Coffee Festival and UK Coffee Week going on, we thought we’d team up with Brew Lab coffee bar and Mike “the goose” Gooseberg to make a bit of a song and dance about our preferred black gold. Give it a share if you think a coffee sounds good!

Better yet, it doesn’t just sound good – UK Coffee Week does good by raising funds for Project Waterfall, an initiative established to bring clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities around the world. Find out more here

May bank holiday deliveries

We will be closed for Bank Holidays the 4th and 25th of May, and remain ever hopeful that the long weekends will be the sun-soaked joyful variety. We’re aware that means all of our lovely foodservice customers will be busier than ever, and are right now nervously dusting off the al fresco seating in preparation. The last thing we want is for anybody to run out of packaging, so here’s a heads up on our delivery schedule over the holidays:

Orders placed on Friday the 1st of May will be delivered on Tuesday the 5th, so get any orders for the weekend in well before 15:00 on Thursday the 30th.

Orders placed on Friday the 22nd of May will be delivered on Tuesday the 26th, so please do order before 15:00 on Thursday 21st.

We will be offering a limited Saturday delivery service, but please call to check if this is available in your area.

Vegware community fund wins CSR award!

We are delighted to have bagged ourselves a Corporate Social Responsibility award from the FPA last night! The recognition is for our community fund, which supports sustainability in the wider community by giving monthly grants to grassroots non-profit groups and charities. Find out more here, and check out the gallery to see some of the great projects we support in action!

Ian Murray MP and Jackie Baillie MSP pay Vegware HQ a visit!

On Wednesday last week, Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment Ian Murray MP and Scottish Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Jackie Baillie MSP paid us a visit at our Edinburgh HQ to hear all about our business growth and to learn more about small and medium sized enterprises.

As the fourth fastest growing firm in Scotland, they were keen to chat to us about business success and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Read more here.

 

Vegware joins Cabinet Secretary at Scottish Waste Conference on 5th March

waste title pageScotland has some of the most ambitious environmental legislation in the world. And with our expertise in the practicalities of going zero waste, Vegware has been invited to speak at Holyrood’s Waste: Achieving Scotland’s Environmental Goals.

Our Communications Director Lucy Frankel joins top level speakers such as Richard Lochhead MSP, and representatives from NHS National Services Scotland, Edinburgh City Council, The Welsh Government, COSLA and the University of Bath.

Join us to debate current resource challenges and how public and private sector can overcome them.

Vegware Richard Lochhead Lucy Frankel
Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead MSP opening the new expanded Vegware HQ at our Ministerial Tea Party back in May 2013

 

Vegware wins innovation award at Gulfood, Dubai!

Mark award win2Another award for Vegware! We have won the Gulfood 2015 best new catering equipment innovation category. The award is for a company that has shown innovation and excellence in the development and launch of a new item of catering equipment.

Our gourmet range is the markets first completely compostable spill-proof window box for hot or cold food to go. We’re thrilled that it has been recognised as “a new product that will have significant benefit to the food and beverage industry“!

Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show with over 4,200 exhibitors and 81,622 visitors from 170 countries, so they know what they’re talking about! Doesn’t it make the stall look pretty?

The global special – Issue five of our magazine is out now!

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 15.59.21Yes, hot off the press it’s issue five of our magazine – Completely Compostable!

And this time it’s a global special! Packed full of fantastic features you can read about anything from our Sophie’s time over with our UAE partners, Horeca Trade in Dubai, to the global recycling movement to our team’s green ideas for reducing waste to the Vegware timeline… And there’s loads of information about our global partners too.

You can read issue 5 and all the previous issues including the back to school special and the waste issue here.

Enjoy!

Lucy catches up with 2degrees for a chat

Lucy caught up with the lovely folk over at the 2degrees network recently to chat about what we’ve been up to since being named their ‘Solution of the Year’ at their Sustainable Champions Awards (check out our Sarah picking up our trophy here) and what’s in store for Vegware in 2015.

You can read the full interview here.

And in the meantime – why not check out the silly vid we made as part of the awards…

 

New York City bans polystyrene from 1st July 2015

Polystyrene foam ban in New York City VegwareFrom the 1st of July 2015, foam polystyrene containers are to be banned from the eateries of the Big Apple.  In December 2013, the City Council passed a measure that gave foam-container manufacturers a year to prove that the material could be successfully ­recycled.

New York is the latest of over 100 cities around the world to ban polystyrene. It may seem cheap to buy, but polystyrene comes at a high environmental cost.

This is part of New York’s wider drive to recycle more – and recycling polystyrene containers is notoriously tricky. According to the US EP in 2008, less than 1% of polystyrene gets recycled. Our partners Vegware US are going to be busy helping NYC go completely compostable.

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

Vegware_growth_UK_1411
Yup, it’s official!

Last night, Deloitte 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.

Continue reading UK’s 29th fastest growing firm – with 919% growth!