a few words about us
Vegeco Ltd is a veg*n company specialising in vegan and eco-friendly products.
Originally established in 2003 as Vegecommerce and incorporated in 2006 as Vegeco Ltd. Our company philosophy is that we can enable many people to make the changes in their diet and lifestyle, not by campaigning, but by providing real solutions.
From our base in the old market town of Havant on the South coast of England, we distribute ethical goods across the World.
In fact we were so successful at exporting that in 2018 we were awarded both the Export Strategy Award 2018 from the Pet Industry Federation and the Queens Award for International Trade 2018. The highest business award in the UK which came with a decree signed by both the Queen and the Prime Minister, presented to us by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire.
In 2019 were were also recognised by the Federation of Small Businesses in the UK by winning both the regional and national ward for Ethical - Green Business of the Year.
meet our team
Leading our Trade Team, Melissa handles the B2B side of the business, servicing orders from Iceland to new Zealand and LA to Hong Kong.
Supporting the company in many areas, at may levels, Charlie keeps the wheels of this big ol' vegan train chugging along.
Company Co-Director Darrell was vegetarian for 23 years before going vegan in 2019. He takes a lead role in the financial and creative workings of the business. Always chasing that next great product!
Company Co-Director Damian has been vegan for over 23 years and knows the UK market well, although occasionally he can be found checking out new markets anywhere from LA to Mumbai!
A valuable member of our team, Dan provides customer care for our online retail sites and is part of a strong back office team ensuring everything runs smoothly.
Part of our multi-talented back office team, Laura provides support to many areas of the business in particular graphics, marketing and our public events calendar.
In the warehouse, overseeing the packing of customers' orders every day are superstars Kyle, Jay, Patryk, Alina and Terry.
our everyday ethics
Reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose
Here at Vegeco we like to do our best for the environment too.
All of our retail orders are packed in cardboard boxes. We source unwanted card from local retailers to protect outgoing pallets and parcels where possible. Most incoming wooden pallets are used again for our large trade orders. Often incoming goods come in large boxes which we resuse for out going parcels. So don't judge your parcel by the cover! For our food parcels for people, we use biodegradable corn 'peanuts' to protect smaller items to reduce the risk of damage.
Our unused cardboard, plastic and glass is recycled in our own recycle bin and any materials that can't be recycled are processed by a local waste management company with a zero to landfill policy, where energy is extracted and fumes filtered to the point where steam is the only thing to leave their chimney.
Our office flooring is reused carpet tile bought up from the 'The City' because it didn't suit an ingoing tenant and our reception desk is made out of old scaffold boards!
A greener future
We are always looking for ways to improve our business, especially if there are environmental and economical benefits.
For the future, we aim to get as close to a paperless business as possible, investing in software to process, improve and record daily activities.
More efficient chilled storage and LED industrial lighting will reduce our energy consumption and we're looking into the viability of switching to a renewable energy supplier.
We work with a wide range of individuals, charities and companies both in the UK and abroad. From humble start-ups to established wholesalers we are able to advise and assist people with product selection and logistical advice.
We supply vegetarian and organic businesses, traditional pet food retailers and wholesalers, heath food shops and wholesalers, animal sanctuaries and rescue centres and Vets with our range of vegan pet foods and treats.
We are looking for more partners to work with this year, so if you are interested in being one of our partners, please contact us using the link below.Contact