I just received an email from P.E.A (People Environment Achievement) that has confirmed that Vegan Festival UK are finalists for their 2017 awards. This is huge honour for us (to say the least).
This is taken from P.E.A Awards About Page
Now in its seventh year, the P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards is the UK’s leading sustainability awards, honouring the individuals and teams behind the products, services and businesses that are changing the face of our planet. Previous winners include Juliet Davenport OBE, Cat Fletcher, Polly Higgins and many other amazing ambassadors who are committed to revolutionising old models and systems. Across sectors ranging from finance and energy to music and art, the P.E.A. Awards identifies and celebrates the green heroes who are taking matters into their own hands and providing inspiring alternatives to business as usual. These sustainability pioneers are recognised and rewarded at our glamorous green carpet event, with music, entertainment and plenty of great food and drink!
As a longtime vegan I wanted to spread the word of veganism, I wanted share my knowledge on the subject with the world, so I asked myself how can this be achieved by one person, so along side studying for a business degree, I sat down and devised a plan (not easy I can tell you), I thought that the best way to educate and inform the good people of the U.K would be through an event. After I visited many ethical festivals around the country I soon realised there was nothing like that in my home town of Newcastle upon Tyne, so this was my queue, after a few months of planning the first north east vegan festival was born.
Today VFUK is continuing grow in to many other UK locations and bring vegan love to as many people as possible.
I was a finalist for an award last year for a more local ceremony Made in Tyne and Wear’s (Lifestyle Awards – Best Live Event) which was amazing to be part of, but being nominated for a national award never mind a finalist is for us is (AMAZING). Please keep your fingers crossed for us when we attend the P.E.A Awards in London on 13th October. Finally I would like to thank every single person who supports these festivals whether being a visitor, stallholder or volunteer, you are all part of making the festivals the success they are and making the world a better place.