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Our business Visionaries demonstrate that achievement in business can go alongside deep concern for our food and farming future:

Peter Kindersley

Peter Kindersley

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Peter went into publishing on the design side and started his own company in 1974 with a partner.

Brian Sherman

Brian Sherman

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Brian was Chair and Joint Managing Director of the EquitiLink Group and is Chair of Aberdeen Leaders Ltd.

Maureen and Tony Wheeler

Maureen and Tony Wheeler

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Travelling across Asia on the ‘hippie trail’ of the 1970s led to Tony and Maureen Wheeler creating Lonely Planet Publications.

Gordon Roddick

Gordon Roddick

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Gordon Roddick born 1942, Annan, Scotland graduated from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Gordon was a co-founder of The Body Shop 1976 and was the cofounder and funder of The Big Issue in 1991.

Ben Goldsmith

Ben Goldsmith

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In 2002 Ben Goldsmith co-founded WHEB Group, now one of Europe’s leading specialist green investment businesses.

David and Mike Bronner

David and Mike Bronner

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David and Mike are the CEO & President of Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps, and grandsons of the company founder, Emanuel Bronner.

Michael Gottlieb

Michael Gottlieb

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Michael is a well-known entrepreneur and restaurateur in London.

Paul Merrett

Paul Merrett

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Paul owns and runs The Victoria Public House, which won Best London Gastro Pub 2011.

Peter Hall AM

Peter Hall AM

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Peter Hall is the founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Hunter Hall Investment Management, Australia’s largest dedicated ethical investor with A$1.2 billion of assets.

Deborah Meaden

Deborah Meaden

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Deborah is a highly successful entrepreneur and Dragons Den Investor, who spends her time between London and her West Country home.

Devendra Raj

Devendra Raj

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Devendra Raj is the former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and has held many senior posts in both government and banking in India.

Leo Johnson

Leo Johnson

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Leo Johnson is the co-Founder of Sustainable Finance, and founder of the urban wine-making cooperative "Unthinkable Drinkable Brent".

Julian Richer

Julian Richer

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Julian Richer is the founder and managing director of Richer Sounds PLC, the U.K.’s biggest hi-fi and home cinema equipment retailer.

Darina Allen

Darina Allen

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Darina Allen is Ireland’s most famous cook and owns the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co Cork

Liz Earle

Liz Earle

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The multi-brand wellness brand founder now publishing Liz Earle Wellbeing magazine, Liz is also a bestselling author, broadcaster and campaigner for sustainable and environmentally sound farming practices.

Ryan Pandya

Ryan Pandya

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Ryan Pandya, a bioengineer by training, co-founded Muufri in 2014 to develop an alternative to the intensive factory farming of dairy cows.

Bruno Loubet

Bruno Loubet

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Bruno Loubet is a multiple award-winning, Michelin-starred chef from France, and is an innovator, calling for a reduction in meat consumption.

Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan

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Kevin Brennan is CEO of Quorn Foods Ltd.

Seth Goldman

Seth Goldman

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Seth Goldman is Co-Founder & TeaEO Emeritus of Honest Tea and Executive Chair of Beyond Meat.

Claire Smith

Claire Smith

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Claire Smith is a vegan entrepreneur and impact investor based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Roger Witcomb

Roger Witcomb

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Now more or less retired, Roger has had a varied career; among other things he was an  economics lecturer at Cambridge, a commercial manager at BP, Finance Director at National Power and finally Chairman of the Competition Commission.