About Us

Team TVK
Team TVK

We are TheVeganKind - the UK's leading monthly Subscription Box service, sending a box straight to your door filled with new, exciting, hard to find vegan goodies. We scour the market and have our finger on the vegan pulse so you don't have to. People say receiving our boxes is "like having a birthday every month".

We are a small, family business with strong values and a vision that we can inspire the world to Be Kind, and Go Vegan. 

Each month we donate money to animal related charities, and since our launch in 2013 we are really proud to say that we have donated over £30,000.

Our vegan subscription boxes are the perfect way to help you go vegan, and then continue showing you the diversity of amazing new products which are appearing each month -  but you should definitely check out our sister business also, TheVeganKind Supermarket.


Meet the TVK Team

Scott & Karris (alongside Casey & Tyler)

Scott & Karris (alongside Casey & Tyler)

— Founders

Karris

Karris was a long term vegetarian who became vegan after coming across a very graphic video on YouTube that showed male baby chicks being ground alive, simply as a by product of the egg industry. All of her pre conceived notions that being vegetarian didn't contribute to animal suffering came crashing down around her, and she started eliminating animal products from her diet before starting to consider the wider reaching aspects of veganism, such as the boycotting of marine parks and zoos. Karris says 'Once you 'make the connection' everything starts to fall into place and it's like a veil has been lifted! I only wish I had made the connection sooner.' 

You can normally find Karris engrossed in a good book, or catching up on her favourite youtube/instagram accounts. 

Scott

Scott says "I used to be blind to what I consumed. I never gave it a second thought, and mistakenly thought that some animals were here because they were a food source. I didn't really consider what was actually happening as a back end process; the cruelty, death, destruction. As Karris transitioned from vegetarian to vegan, I became more aware of the torture of the egg and dairy industry and more exposed to the huge market of alternative choices. When faced with the reality that I can spend a little extra time choosing what I eat, and avoid an entire global industry of torture, harm and ecological destruction, I knew that I could never justify eating food which came from an animal again". 

Scott's days are long and full, and his spare time is mainly spent chaperoning children to Muay Thai, dancing, gymnastics, mini kickers and more....but when the time to relax does arrive, he loves watching the mighty Glasgow Celtic play football, and his all time favourite, the UFC. He also loves a craft beer.

Kate Inshaw

Kate Inshaw

— Financial Director

Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Team TVK, having worked as Financial Director for one of the UK’s leading Mylk brands (and great friends of ours) Rebel Kitchen. Based in London for the last few years, this key role gave her first-hand experience in the world of ambitious, fast paced vegan start ups, and it was during this time she turned veggie and was introduced to the incredible selection of vegan and veggie options that have exploded onto the scene! Having now returned home to bonnie Scotland, Kate recently added a new member to her family – the beautiful Scout! Now most of her time is spent on long country walks – and puppy training! Woof!

Liam Fogerty

Liam Fogerty

— Technical Director

Liam went vegetarian at just 18 , after seeing disturbing videos of how farm animals were treated. He decided he didn't want to contribute to that cruelty so went veggie to try and cause the least harm he could – he started his vegan journey back in early 2018 when joining TheVeganKind and seeing all of the incredible vegan options there are!

A maker of electronics, a general ‘tech’ person and a self taught programmer, Liam likes to help people and animals and is currently looking after Maestro the cat, giving him a safe, warm home after rescuing him from a life not fit for such a prince.

Jenna

Jenna

— Head Buyer and Brand Development Manager

Jenna and her family started on their vegetarian journey 20 years ago, after watching the film Babe, The Pig. Fast forward to recent years, finding out that her beloved cheese was in fact the product of mass slaughter, enslavement and abuse shocked Jenna into becoming a passionate vegan. Her family soon followed suit after discovering the wonders of Vego chocolate - who needs Cadbury's?! After interning for one of the world's largest animal rights organisations, Jenna joined the team here at TheVeganKind as their social media and brand development manager.

Working for TheVeganKind has been a dream job for Jenna, as she loves spending her days reading emails, comments and blogs from lovely people who care about animals just as much as she does, and enjoys the opportunity to spread the vegan message. A keen foodie, Jenna loves trying new vegan meals and treats and along with Karris is chief sample taster for the TVK products - such a hard job! She also enjoys driving around the beautiful hills and countryside of Scotland and tending to her mad cat Harvey's every need.

Leigh

Leigh

— Head of Customer Experience & Processes

Leigh went veggie around 3 years ago when she realised she loved animals too much to eat them. Pretty soon she realised the dairy and eggs needed ditched too, but it seemed too hard. Then her flatmate went vegan and she realised it wasn’t as difficult as she thought. Now she’s been vegan just over a year!

Leigh’s worked in customer service for 8 years, and moving to TVK was an absolute dream. Helping out other vegans every day – best job ever!

Most of the time, Leigh can be found reading fantasy and drinking tea. It’s her ambition to adopt a cat to hang out with her while she does this.

Kate

Kate

— Finance Assistant & Assistant Buyer

Kate was raised vegetarian since birth by her long term vegetarian mum, and always thought she was doing her bit to save the animals by leaving their bodies off her plate.  While considering giving up dairy to see if it would help her eczema, Kate came across the video ‘Dairy Is Scary’ on YouTube and was horrified.  She instantly ditched dairy and then went vegan just a couple of days later, with her mum following suit shortly after too.   

Kate is currently in her final year of her Accounting Honours degree, and loves working part-time at TVK surrounded by good vegan vibes and like-minded friends. 

When she’s not in the library, you’ll most likely find Kate in the kitchen trying out new vegan recipes or in bed snuggling with her cat, Yoda, and listening to techno. 

Gabriella

Gabriella

— Marketing Executive

Gabriella came to Scotland from Connecticut to study. She had been veggie for a year before writing an article about the “growing trend of veganism.” The vegans she interviewed suggested that she watch the famous documentary Cowspiracy and after watching, she realised it wasn’t enough to just avoid meat – for both the animals and the planet – so she went vegan in 2015. Despite not being interested in cooking before changing her diet, she found going vegan made her experiment in the kitchen and now she loves trying out new vegan recipes!

Joining TVK as our Junior Marketing Executive was not what Gabriella expected after completing a master’s degree in Publishing, but she’s very happy that she fell into it! She’s now our Marketing Executive and looking forward to new challenges as the business grows. 

In her free time, Gabriella enjoys reading books and writing fiction. Her favourite genres range from fantasy to historical and contemporary fiction!

Lauren Hay

Lauren Hay

— Creative Content Designer

Lauren went vegetarian during her last year in University where she studied Visual Communication and Media Design. After finding herself n London at a leading publishing and social content agency, Lauren made the full change over to veganism after realising the harm that still happens within a veggie diet. During her time in London, she discovered a love of vegan baking and cooking, often whipping up a batch of biscuits to take into the office. Vegan cooking gave her the opportunity to be creative in a way that design and art never could.

Joining TVK as our Creative Content Designer, and returning back to the fresh air of Scotland, Lauren is taking her knowledge of social media and design from her experience in London, coupled with her own interest in content creation and the blogging community. She is excited to be working at TVK to combine her interests in design, social media and veganism into one neatly tied package.

Away from work, Lauren likes to keep her hands full. She always find something to be doing, whether that’s creating illustrations, reading, going for walks in the woods, playing video games (Animal Crossing is her current favourite!), baking or attending gigs. The next thing she plans to add is adopting a pup and giving them a good home!

Barry

Barry

— Warehouse Supervisor

Barry turned vegetarian 7 years ago, content he was playing his part in saving the lives of animals. At that time, he knew of no one in his immediate circle who was vegetarian or vegan so it wasn't until he watched a video with Peter Dinklage, describing and showing horrific scenes from the dairy and poultry industries that he made the change to veganism. 

Barry enjoys going epic walks with his little Jack Russell Coco, and loves hill walking and strolling around the countryside when he gets the chance. 

He is a keen novelist, having already completed and published one horror novel, Dream Demon.

Barry says "I am so happy to say that my eldest daughter has just decided to go vegan! Joining Team TVK has given me such hope for the future of human kind. We are all earthlings, after all." 

Andy Lamb

Andy Lamb

— Warehouse Supervisor

Andy went Vegan 3 and a half years ago, after just 3 months of being veggie. He had always been a fan of all animals and to him, veganism was a natural progression. He’d always been passionate about equality amongst people and the need for compassion to be shown to the world, that limiting himself to only humans seemed hypocritical and focusing on a narrow part of the issue. He loves cooking, and becoming vegan has only made him enjoy that more with all the new ways to think about food and get creative. Over 3 years in and he still feels he has only scratched the surface of wonderful food there is out there.  Andy likes going to the gym, bagging munros with his brother and exploring the highlands, travelling with his girlfriend Rachel, exercising and of course watching the mighty Partick Thistle play just up the road from the TVK warehouse!

Hannah Stark

Hannah Stark

— Warehouse Operator

Hannah had always loved animals, growing up with hamsters, guinea pigs, snakes and cats and also studying Animal Biology at University. It was while doing a course on Animal Welfare that the seeds of veganism were planted in her head. When confronted with the reality of what she was eating and how she was complicit in the awful treatment of animals, she became vegetarian immediately. Shortly after that realisation, she transitioned to veganism - quickly realising it really wasn't as difficult as she had initially thought. 

4 years later and she now loves that veganism has taught her how to cook, help her try a plethora of new foods, and also understand empathy on a whole new level.

In her spare time she love going to gigs (a lot of gigs), hill walking, exploring the countryside and looking after her very spoiled cats, Max and Messi. 

Casey

Casey

— Chief Executive Helper

In between Dancing, Gymnastics and Muay Thai commitments, Casey spends her time colouring in, jumping on her trampoline and helping make key strategic decisions at TVK HQ.

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Tyler

Tyler

— Head of Future Development

A rapidly growing healthy, happy vegan toddler - the youngest member of Team TVK, Tyler, spends most of his days enjoying snacking on yummy vegan food, playing with his building blocks and thinking about what TVK will look like in 2020 and beyond! With his big sis Casey in charge of 'Helping', Tyler can't wait until he is a bit older and is able to implement all his ideas.

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