Vegware packaged for plant based growth



Based in Edinburgh, Vegware manufactures an extensive range of more than 300 plant-based catering disposables, all designed to be commercially composted with food waste. Using renewable, lower carbon and recycled or reclaimed materials, they market both domestically in the UK and internationally to over 70 countries.

With Santander’s support, Vegware has seen fast growth with year on year increases in turnover as a result of growing market demand. As lockdown saw cafés and restaurants temporarily close, the business took a hit from a loss of sales.

Santander have continued to support our double digit growth throughout our relationship. They truly listen to our business and understand our global ambitions. Their excellent support has led to a trusted relationship through challenging times, for which we are extremely grateful.

Irene Drury

Finance Director, Vegware Ltd

Santander supported the business during this time with funding allowing them to keep operating and continue their global ambitions, including a subsidiary in the US.

When Vegware became clients in 2017 they were in a year that saw turnover double to £20 million and since then turnover has doubled again to £43 million. The relationship between Vegware and Santander has mirrored the turnover growth, going from strength to strength. Our support has evolved with the business as it’s faced the challenges of coronavirus. It’s a privilege to be a part of this growth story and I look forward to the next stages.

Kirsty Johnston

Relationship Director, Santander