Biography

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.

Media Credit Title Date Year
Viva! Radio Podcast Balancing vegan fitness with authoring and running a business Due to go live Feb 2019 2019
Radio 5 Live (debate) Live debate on meat rationing and plant based diets 17th Jan 2019 2019
Daily Mail (Femail) High flying entrepreneur puts her success down to being vegan 11th Jan 2019 2019
Natural Products Magazine What are you like? : Interview with Lisa Gawthorne Jan-19 2019
Health Food Business Magazine Vegan advocate takes to the small screen 7th Jan 2019 2019
Health Food Business Magazine Vegan personality competes for Team GB 01-Jan-19 2019
Retail Gazette Veganuary and grocers – the perfect match? 11th Jan 2019 2019
BBC Global News Business Live – Focus on the Vegan market 14th Nov 2018 2018
Vegan Business Talk Podcast Vegan Business Talk 12th Jan 2018 2018
Veganuary (Top tips) Top 10 Tips for Veganuary Jan-18 2018
Plant Based News (online) Vegan Success At Cross Duathlon European Championships 9th November 2018 2018
Plant Based News (online) 36 Incredible Vegan Sporting Glories From 2018 18th Dec 2018 2018
Daily Telegraph The UK’s 50 most ambitious business leaders 9th October 2018 2018
Health Food Business Magazine Vegan athlete takes it to the world stage 24th Sept 2018 2018
Plantshift.com Lisa Gawthorne: vegan business owner, author, athlete and more! May 15th 2018 2018
Vegan Society.com Succeeding as a vegan athlete 24th Aug 2018 2018
Vegan Trade Journal Magazine and Online Business Profile 20th June 2018 2018
The Grocer Magazine Science against sugar 29th Aug 2018 2018
Vegan Lifestyle Magazine Lisa Gawthorne talks Vegan on BBC News Dec-18 2018
Natural Products Magazine Bravura owner sees success in World Championships 26th Sept 2017 2017
Health Food Business Magazine Vegan Champion Oct-17 2017
Health Food Business Magazine Industry personality champions veganism with place at international race Jun-17 2017
Livekindly.com Vegan Sweet Brand Launch Nationwide in UK’s Second Largest Supermarket 4th November 2017 2017
Great Vegan Athletes (GVA.com) Lisa Gawthorne, vegan duathlon competitor Summer 2017 and Updated Jan 2019 2017
USN.com A Balanced vegan diet 24th Nov 2017 2017
Plant Based Magazine Born to Run Dec-17 2017
Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine Bravura Foods fly’s the flag for Vegan athletes May-June 2017 2017
Women’s Running Magazine Smart running tips – no gym no worry Mar-17 2017
Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine Duathlon Training with ETU Qualifier Lisa gawthorne Jan-17 2017
Health and Fitness magazine Want to go vegan? My vegan diet Jan Feb 2017 2017
Your Fitness Magazine Tempted to go vegan? Jan-17 2017
PETA Online Blog Vegan Athletes Top 3 Health and Fitness Tips 19th Feb 2016 2016
Huffington Post.com The Best Things About Being Vegan, As Explained By Vegans 6th July 2016 2016
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Vegan Success 23rd Dec 2016 2016
Your Fitness Magazine 50 ways to get fit and healthy (one tip) Feb-16 2016
Women’s Running Magazine Thanks for the memories – Race winners interview Nov-15 2015
Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine Introducing Lisa Gawthorne Aug-15 2015
Liverpool Echo online and print Company boss and athlete Lisa Gawthorne aims to help prepare people for fitness and healthier lifestyle in 60 minutes 7th May 2014 2014
Natural Products Magazine Witness the fitness 26th April 2013 2013
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Your Summer shape up May-13 2013
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Ask the experts: Work it out Mar-13 2013
Runner’s World Magazine What it takes to overcome heart trouble Jan-13 2013
Bodyfit magazine Is cardio making you fat? Feb-13 2013
Health Food Business Magazine Industry face pens book Sep-12 2012
Daily Mirror We love our celebrity bodies: Life with a body like Jessica Ennis 22nd Nov 2012 2012
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Ask the experts : Fitness Apr-12 2012
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Ask the experts : Fitness Sep-12 2012
Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine Kick start a new you in just 60 minutes Sept-Oct 2012 2012
Your Healthy Living Magazine New year, New you Jan-12 2012
Workout magazine Guru Lisa launches her first book Sep-12 2012
Naturally Good Health Magazine Ask the experts: Fitness Autumn 2012 2012

Corporate Speaking Events

  • Unilever Feb 2019 – Due to talk on vegan fitness / business
  • Goldman Sachs Nov 2018 – Talk on business
  • Natural Products Show Jan 2013 – Talk on vegan fitness (Health of the nation topic)

Voice overs coming soon.