Lisa Gawthorne is the co-owner and joint Managing Director of Bravura Foods, author of the vegan health and fitness book ‘Gone in 60 Minutes’, and is a vegan athlete.
She was recently named by The Telegraph as one of the UK’s top 50 ambitious business leaders. In association with LDC, Lisa launched the vegan food company Bravura Foods in 2011. In just eight years, Bravura Foods is now the leading vegan distributor on the market. Its brands are found in more than 4,000 stores in the UK including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrison’s, Asda, Wholefoods, TKMaxx and Holland & Barrett. Lisa is a proud advocate of veganism in today’s society. She is a passionate commentator on the role of women in business and has recently completed the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business course.
Lisa is the author of the vegan health and fitness book ‘Gone in 60 Minutes’ – a bite-sized health and fitness publication that can be read in just 60 minutes. Lisa is asked regularly to contribute to various journals, magazines and papers including Women’s Running, Women’s Fitness, Natural Lifestyle, Health and Fitness, Huffington Post, Daily Mirror, Runners World, and Veganuary. She has recently been involved in podcasts with Viva! Radio and Vegan Business Talk. Lisa has also appeared on BBC Global News talking about the vegan market and Bravura Foods.
As one of the most well-known vegan athletes in the country, Lisa is a competitive runner. She has competed for her club Liverpool Pembroke Sefton, the county of Merseyside and Great Britain Duathlon teams for her age group at European and World Championship levels. Lisa is currently ranked 12th in the world for her age group in Sprint Duathlon and ranked 5th for her age group in Cross Duathlon in Europe. A lover of all things fitness, Lisa balances the sport of running and cycling with regular weight training.