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 successful vegan athlete. She was recently named by The Grocer in their Plant Power list as being one of the 10 most influential people in the UK shaping the plant based market. She was also named by The Telegraph as one of the UK’s top 50 ambitious business leaders in association with LDC. In June Lisa was also awarded the Henry Cook ward from the Health Food Institute for her inspiring support of vegan principles in business and in sport.
Lisa launched the vegan food company Bravura Foods in 2011 which distributes and manufacturers a selection of well-known plant based brands. 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 and Sky News talking about the vegan market and Bravura Foods. Lisa has also talked on a panel at Retail Week this year and was a key speaker at the Natural and Organic Products show. 
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 9th in the world for her age group in Sprint Duathlon and ranked 8th in Europe. A lover of all things fitness, Lisa balances the sport of running and cycling with regular weight training.
Media Credits Title  Date
Womens Health (online) 13 Vegan Athletes Using the Plant Based Diet to Fuel Their Success Nov-19
Natural lifestyle Magazine Ask the experts – vegan foods Nov-19
Natural lifestyle Magazine Guide to Vegan living (contributions) Oct-19
Retail Times UK’s fastest growing vegan distributor, Bravura Foods, launches new range of CBD drinks Oct-19
St Helens Unlimited Crehan and Gawthorne Victorious at Strider 5 Mile Trail Race Oct-19
Vegconomist.com Free From Fellows’ Vegan Gummy Bears Continue to Receive Awards Oct-19
Vegconomist.com Bravura Foods Launches Line of CBD Infused Drinks in UK Oct-19
Leg it podcast Tackling all things vegan Sep-19
Vegconomist.com Vegantics: New Super-Sized Vegan Mallow Launch for Freedom Confectionery Sep-19
Great Vegan Athletes (GVA.com) Romanian European Championships for Vegan Athlete Jul-19
Plant Based News Vegan duathlete has strong performance in Romanian European Championships Jul-19
Vegconomist.com James Henry Cook Awarded to Bravura Foods Lisa Gawthorne Jul-19
Health Food Business Industry face included in plant based power list Jul-19
Vegconomist.com Bravura Foods Partners With LoveSeitan Jul-19
Health Food Business The Free From Trade – Multiple contributions to this article Jun-19
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Ask the experts: Pack in the vegan protein Jun-19
The Grocer Magazine Plant-based power list: who’s driving the meat-free revolution? – I was selected as one of 10 on this list May-19
Organic & Natural Business Magazine Confectionery with a conscience – Multiple contriutions to this article May-19
Organic & Natural Business Magazine The Vegan Change: Multiple contribtions to this article May-19
Prolific North A Week in My Life: Lisa Gawthorne, Team GB Vegan Athlete May-19
Formby Champion Lisa to walk over hot coals for Freshfields Animal Rescue May-19
Forecourt & Convenience Store Decision Maker Mag Guest Column and conttributions on sugar free confectionery Apr-19
Great Vegan Athletes (GVA.com) Vegan at world duathlon championships Apr-19
Plant Based News Vegan Athlete takes her best ever placing at the world duathlon championships May-19
The Sun (print and online) Is Meghan Markle a vegan and will she raise the royal baby meat free? – Contributions May-19
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Ask the Experts: Healthy snacks for vegan kids May-19
Sky News: Ian King Live Business Show Mar-19
Health Food Business Magazine The Vegan Change: Multiple contribtions to this article Mar-19
Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine Elite Interview and Front Cover star Mar-19
Vegconomist.com There has never been a better time to be in a plant based business 1st Feb-19
Veganuary Guest blog – The vegan athlete journey and top tips for sports people considering a vegan diet 25th Jan-19
Vegconomist.com UK Athlete is Owner of Leading Vegan Distribution Company 24th Jan-19
Viva! Radio Podcast Balancing vegan fitness with authoring and running a business Due to go live Feb-19
Radio 5 Live (debate) Live debate on meat rationing and plant based diets 17th Jan-19
Daily Mail (Femail) High flying entrepreneur puts her success down to being vegan 11th Jan-19
Natural Products Magazine What are you like? : Interview with Lisa Gawthorne Jan-19
Health Food Business Magazine Vegan advocate takes to the small screen 7th Jan-19
Health Food Business Magazine Vegan personality competes for Team GB 01-Jan-19
Retail Gazette Veganuary and grocers – the perfect match? 11th Jan-19
BBC Global News Business Live – Focus on the Vegan market 14th Nov-18
Vegan Business Talk Podcast Vegan Business Talk 12th Jan-18
Veganuary (Top tips) Top 10 Tips for Veganuary Jan-18
Plant Based News (online) Vegan Sucess At Cross Duathlon European Championships 9th November-18
Plant Based News (online) 36 Incredible Vegan Sporting Glories From 2018 18th Dec-18
Daily Telegraph The UK’s 50 most ambitious business leaders 9th October-18
Health Food Business Magazine Vegan athlete takes it to the world stage 24th Sept-18
Plantshift.com Lisa Gawthorne: vegan business owner, author, athlete and more! May 15th-18
Vegan Society.com Succeeding as a vegan athlete 24th Aug-18
Vegan Trade Journal Magazine and Online Business Profile 20th June-18
The Grocer Magazine Science against sugar 29th Aug-18
Vegan Lifestyle Magazine Lisa Gawthorne talks Vegan on BBC News Dec-18
Natural Products Magazine Bravura owner sees success in World Championships 26th Sept-17
Health Food Business Magazine Vegan Champion Oct-17
Health Food Business Magazine Industry personality champions veganism with place at international race Jun-17
Livekindly.com Vegan Sweet Brand Launch Nationwide in UK’s Second Largest Supermarket 4th November-17
Great Vegan Athletes (GVA.com) Lisa Gawthorne, vegan duathlon competitor Summer-17 and Updated Jan-19
USN.com A Balanced vegan diet 24th Nov-17
Plant Based Magazine Born to Run Dec-17
Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine Bravura Foods flys the flag for Vegan athletes May-June-17
Womens Running Magazine Smart running tips – no gym no worry Mar-17
Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine Duathlon Training with ETU Qualifier Lisa gawthorne Jan-17
Health and Fitness magazine Want to go vegan? My vegan diet Jan Feb-17
Your Fitness Magazine Tempted to go vegan? Jan-17
PETA Online Blog Vegan Athletes Top 3 Health and Fitness Tips 19th Feb-16
Huffington Post.com The Best Things About Being Vegan, As Explained By Vegans 6th July-16
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Vegan Success 23rd Dec-16
Your Fitness Magazine 50 ways to get fit and healthy (one tip) Feb-16
Womens Running Magazine Thanks for the memories – Race winners interview Nov-15
Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine Introducing Lisa Gawthorne Aug-15
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-14
Natural Products Magazine Witness the fitness 26th April-13
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Your Summer shape up May-13
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Ask the experts: Work it out Mar-13
Runners World Magazine What it takes to overcome heart trouble Jan-13
Bodyfit magazine Is cardio making you fat? Feb-13
Health Food Business Magazine Industry face pens book Sep-12
Daily Mirror We love our celbrity bodies: Life with a body like Jessica Ennis 22nd Nov-12
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Ask the experts : Fitness Apr-12
Natural Lifestyle Magazine Ask the experts : Fitness Sep-12
Functional Sports Nutrition Magazine Kick start a new you in just 60 minutes Sept-Oct 2012
Your Healthy Living Magazine New year, New you Jan-12
Workout magazine Guru Lisa launches her first book Sep-12
Naturally Good Health Magazine Ask the experts: Fitness Autumn 2012
Venue  Topic Date 
Vincent Hotel: Ladies that do business, Southport My journey through business and sport Nov-19
Food Matters Live, London Excel Disruptive innovation for the modern shopper Nov-19
Vegfest, London Olympia The rise of the vegan athlete Oct-19
Natural and organic producs Europe Show, London Excel The rise of veganism Apr-19
Retail Week Live, London, Intercontinental Hotel Panel talker – The modern shopper Mar-19
Unilever HQ Surrey The entrepreneurs journey and the vegan market Feb-19
Goldman Sachs Mtg Manchester Talk on business growth to this years cohort Nov-18
Natural and organic producs Europe Show, London Olympia Health of the nation and veganism Apr-13