“Making sustainability profitable” with Pukka Herbs

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What:“Making sustainability profitable” dinner with the Founders of Pukka Herbs
When:Wednesday 14th March 2018, 6pm – 10pm
Where:Shaw & Co, Queen Charlotte House, BS1 4HQ
Who for:Ambitious business leaders

About this event

How can you build a business sustainably? Pukka Herbs connects people with plants to make profit with a purpose, creating delicious teas and the highest grade herbal supplements, all organically grown and ethically sourced. Everything they do is intended to bring goodness.

There are still huge problems in the world today with environmental destruction and social inequality. Pukka are committed to achieving net positive impact. As Pukka grows, it seeks to become a bigger and bigger influence in helping tackle these concerns. Since their first meeting the Founders of Pukka, Tim Westwell and Sebastian Pole shared a passion for finding a better way of doing business. And on the evening of 14th March they will be sharing with us their top tips for growing a business sustainably, giving insights into what they have learnt on the journey to building one of the most iconic brands to have come out of Bristol.

Speaker bios: Tim Westwell and Sebastian Pole, Founders of Pukka Herbs

Founders of Pukka Herbs

Sebastian Pole: Hello There. I’m a Co-founder and the Master Herbsmith at Pukka Herbs. As well as having the most amazing job of formulating all our organic teas and supplements I am a passionate environmentalist – that’s why we are 100% organic, pioneers in sustainably sourcing herbs with FairWild, and we give 1% of our turnover for rejuvenating the Planet. I also run my own herbal practice in Bath which I’ve done since 1998. I practise an eclectic blend of Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine and am a registered member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association, Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and the Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners. I love using the principles of Ayurveda (aka the ancient art of living wisely) – coupled with insights of traditional healing and modern science – to help create the best of health. Inspired by my time in India, I love cooking a vegetarian feast and rely on regular yoga practice with lots of herbal teas and tonics to keep me well. I am passionate about running a business that inspires positive change and brings the benefit of the incredible power of plants to everyone we connect with – from our farmers, collectors, Pukka team to you. I live on a two acre garden-farm in Somerset where I grow a rainbow spectrum of medicinal and nourishing plants for my bees and family to thrive on.

Tim Westwell: I’m Co-founder of Pukka Herbs and the one chiefly responsible for managing it all. Like Sebastian, I believe passionately in bringing the wonders of herbs to as many people as possible whilst considering the environment they come from. Thus connecting everything together in a benevolent way so that people, plants and planet live in harmonious balance. I discovered the magic of herbs after an issue with my own health – I realised I could try and live a happier, more conscious life which I continue to aspire to do now – with my family – in the countryside just south of Bristol.

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