Find out the winners of the VegfestUK 2020 Awards

VegfestUK organisers have been a host of almost forty vegan festivals in twenty years, and this year due to the Covid19 restrictions, they have taken their events online. On Saturday, December the 12th, VegfestUK broadcasted online their Vegan Awards Ceremony, which included over two hundred nominees. VegfestUK founder Tim Barford and co-host Karin Ridgers did an amazing job presenting the Awards for the first time in front of the camera instead of the crowded auditorium at London’s Olympia where the event usually takes place.

The Awards, which have been running since 2007, promote the favourite vegan brands and groups in the UK market as voted by the public.

This year, the event boasted twenty categories plus three special awards: the Solidarity Award, Achievement Award, and Global Initiative Award.

Awards highlights

Omari McQueen, 12-year-old cookbook author, CEO, and award-winning chef was awarded the Achievement Award for his overall accomplishments and his successful cooking show on the children’s channel CBBC. The show will soon be broadcasting on BBC2.


Toni Vernelli, Head of Communications and Marketing at Veganuary, who won the Best Campaign Group category, joined the live event and commented on the success of the movement: “We have been overwhelmed by the reaction of the people who want to try Veganuary this year. We have 5000 people signing up every day pledging to try vegan for a month.”


The organisers of the Vegfest Morocco digital event, which took place in July 2020, are the Global Initiative Award winners for putting up a fantastic online event that brought together people from more than 40 countries with a common goal to promote veganism.


The Vegan Traders Union is the winner of the Solidarity Award.


The Results

Nominees:
Rudy’s vegan Butchers, La Fauxmagerie, Flip Bristol, Alternative Stores, TheVeganKind Supermarket, Greenbay, VX Bristol, Unicorn Grocery, Soundbites, Purple Carrot.

Nominees:
Huggletts Wood, Tower Hill Stables, FRIEND, Dean Farm Trust, Hillside, Farplace, Fleecehaven, Hopefield, Freshfields, Holly Hedge.

Nominees:
Go Vegan World, Surge, Veggies Catering Campaign, Veganuary, Viva!, Animal Aid, Hunt Saboteurs Association, Vegans Against World Hunger, The Vegan Society, SPEAK.

Nominees:
ETHCS, Viva La Vegan, Heartcure Clothing, Generation-V, Anticarnist, Vegan Happy Clothing, Plant Faced Clothing, Wear Your Voice, All Glamour No Guts, Humane Human.

Nominees:
Humane Wildlife Solutions, Plant Based Health Professionals UK, Made in Hackney, V for Life, Vegan Organic Network, The Vegan Approach, Life After Hummus, Vegan Women’s Leadership Network, Art of Compassion Project, Vegan Business Tribe.

Nominees:
LifeStyle International, Labante, Watson & Wolfe, Beyond Skin, Wills Vegan Shoes, Vegetarian Shoes, Paguro Upcycle, Luna Tree, Workers Playtime, Votch.

Nominees:
EDEN Perfumes, Dolma Vegan Fragrances, KINGS, Annabelle Minerals, Mahi Naturals, Honesty Cosmetics, Jecca Blac, Floral Street, Beauty Without Cruelty, The EMJ Company.

Nominees:
Gardein, Fry’s, Omnipork, Oumph!, Vivera, Upton’s Naturals, Love Seitan, Better Nature, VBites, Granovita.

Nominees:
New Roots, Tyne Chease, Bute Island Foods, Violife, Daiya Foods, MozzaRisella, Follow Your Heart, Happy Cheeze, Koko Dairy, Free I Am Nut OK.

Nominees:
Free From Fellows, Jeavons Toffee, Peanut Hottie, Eat Real Snacks, Creative Nature, Mummy Meagz, Perk!er, Cheeky Monkey, Vive, Sesame Kingdom.

Nominees:
Booja Booja, The Coconut Collaborative, Beau’s Ice Cream, Yorica!, Fravocado, Perfect World, MiiRO, Coconuts Organic, Blue Skies, Dappa.

Nominees:
White Rabbit Pizza Co., One Planet Pizza, BOL Foods, Vegan Fitness Meals, Feed Me Vegan, Mr Nice Pie, Herbipaws, Lazy Vegan, Vegbred, Soulful Foods.

Nominees:
All Natural Me, Buddha Beauty, Happy Carrot Skincare, FRUU cosmetics, IUVO Skincare, Funky Skincare, Sukin, Hey Gorgeous, Yaoh ,Fit Pit Natural Deodorant.

Nominees:
Prodigy, So Free, Moo Free, Rhthym 108, Dark Matters, Supernature, The Raw Choc Co, Conscious Chocs, Nakd Chocolish, Vego Good Food GmbH.

Nominees:
Dominion Brewery, Vegan Tipples, Proudly Vegan Wines, Princess Prosecco, Small Beer Brew Co, Mally’s Gin Bar ,Terra Organica, The Organic Spirits Co, Aluna Coconut, Moet Chandon.

Nominees:
Vivo Life, Raw Sport, Vega, Aduna, Kimchi with Everything, Coconut Merchant, NaturesPlus, Vegums, Terranova Nutrition, Veganicity.

Nominees:
Earthcake Bristol, Vegan Sweettooth, Cielo Cakery, Portia Bakes Vegan, The Vegan Cakery, Rubys of London, Go Vegan Panettone, Freaks of Nature, Vegan Antics, Cookies & Scream.

Nominees:
Encona Sauces, Nutcessity, Dipalicious, Bonanza Peanut Butter, Natures Charm Whipped Coconut, Befries Meridian Foods – nut butters, Tideford Organics – miso, Plamil Foods – chocolate spread, Free From Italy – pesto.

Nominees:
Vegan Life Magazine, Plant Based News, PlantBased Magazine, Vegan Food and Living Magazine, VGN News, Outrage Magazine, The Vegan Magazine, VivaLife Magazine, Vilda magazine, Live Kindly.

Nominees:
Jordi Casamitjana, Juliet Gellatley, Peter Egan, Hench Herbivore, Shireen Kassam, Dale Vince, Kirly Sue, Roger Yates, Christopher Sebastian, Karin Ridgers.


Visit the VegefestUK page to watch the VegfestUK Awards 2020 livestream.


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Elena Daniilidou

Passionate about cruelty-free living, sustainability and ethical fashion. Aspired to contribute to minimising human impact on the environment. Vegan and minimalist.

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