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, Casey, Tyler & Bump (Due June 2021)
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 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.
— 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!
— 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.
— Senior Category Buyer & Subscription Box 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.
— 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.
— Operations Director
Mark moved to London when he was 19 and became a vegetarian shortly after hearing the iconic song Meat is Murder by The Smiths. After participating in Veganuary in 2020 (in February as it happens, Veganuary is not just for January you know) he transitioned to a 100% Vegan lifestyle. After recently relocating home to Glasgow with his partner and old rescue cat Herbie, he has been amazed by all of the many vegan options this great city has to offer! Mark loves cooking, photography and going to as many gigs and music festivals as he can. He brings with him a wealth of Operational experience in e-commerce, having helped build several brands in the grocery and gifting sectors and is looking forward to utilising his many years of experience within TVK as we continue to scale!
— 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.
— Product Lead
Tiago has always been a conscious consumer choosing more ethical products. Becoming a vegan was a natural next step for him and he has been spreading the vegan word for the last 7 years.
Working for over 13 years in marketing management and digital mobility startups, Tiago gained skills in multiple fields including software design and development, branding, data analytics, campaign management, advertising using multiple digital tools, platforms, and channels.
As a dedicated vegan, he decided to make a shift in his career and use his wealth of experience to help vegan businesses. He created a vegan tech company and worked in marketing consulting for vegan brands.
At TheVeganKind, he takes care of digital marketing and our SEO strategy.
Tiago believes that digital technology is an essential tool to make veganism mainstream.
During the weekends he enjoys long walks with his girlfriend and their three dogs and working in the garden planting veggies. He likes experimenting in the kitchen, preparing delicious vegan meals. Recently, he has developed a passion for making homemade vegan cheese that tastes and smells justike the real thing.
— Marketing & Partnerships 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!
— 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!
— PR, News & Recipes Editor
Growing up a vegetarian and environmentalist, Agi turned vegan around 2015. At a young age she recalls finding out that the meat she was eating came from the animals she claimed to love, and feeling horrified.
She worked as a teacher for three years, then for almost a decade in the hospitality industry, where she gained experience in marketing and customer relationship management. Looking to work in more ethical projects, she ended up co-founding a vegan tech startup and running several websites and social media channels aimed to help vegan businesses.
With a strong desire to work for a company that aligns with her values -t TheVeganKind, she is the editor of the vegan news section - breaking news on the vegan lifestyle, plant-based products, animal welfare and environment.
In her free time, she enjoys going for very long walks with her partner and their three vegan dogs and taking care of her flower garden. She loves making vegan cakes and cooking at home, creating new vegan flavours and recipes.
— Copywriter and SEO Executive
Inspired by a vegetarian friend, Paul went veg in 2010 before later transitioning to vegan with the same friend on the same day in 2014. It’s a natural way of life now and he’d never look back!
A keen writer, Paul helps create content on the ever-growing TVK website, studies English Language, and in his spare time plays guitar, writes screenplays and - when the Scottish weather allows it - plays tennis!
— Goods In Co-Ordinator
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."
— 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!
— Stock Controller
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.
— 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.
— 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.