I could not contain my excitement after hearing we had been chosen by the team at the P.E.A Awards as a finalist last month. To be shortlisted from hundreds of other vegan business’s was one thing, but to be one of the last three was a another (and a little emotional to be honest). This meant we were visiting London (one of my fave places), have an amazing evening out surrounded by like minded people and eat a posh 3 course vegan meal, I thought it could not get any better than this (well….that’s what I thought). Last year we were up for a televised award here in the north east, we were again chosen from a huge list of business’s for the Best Live Event, to be honest I thought we would be in with a chance of winning, but unfortunately the Great North Run just received more votes at the last minute, so when the P.E.A Awards announced Vegan Festival UK as the winner, I could not believe it, and still can’t.
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!