New JQ premises for expanded Vegan Society Team

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The National Vegan Society based in the Jewellery Quarter is moving to a larger office reflecting the tremendous growth of the vegan movement in recent years. The charity’s previous premises were unable to accommodate all of its staff which has quadrupled from just 10 a decade ago to nearly 40.

George Cill, CEO at The Vegan Society, said: “When I joined the Society back in 2009, I was one of just 10 members of staff. We now have a 40-strong team of talented and hard-working vegans, and it feels like the time is right for us to move to accommodate the expansion of the charity. Once everyone is housed under the same roof, we will have space to pursue our plans for the growth of The Vegan Society and the vegan movement.”

The Vegan Society was founded in 1944 by Donald Watson and his friends who also coined the word “vegan”. There were just 25 members when the first magazine, Vegan News, was published in  November 1944.

According to research by Ipsos Mori for the Vegan Society, the number of vegans in Great Britain has increased dramatically in the past four years: from up to 150,000 in 2014, to 276,000 in 2016, to 600,000 in 2018.

Earlier on this year, the Vegan Society wrote a guest blog for this website – read it here.

The new address will be Donald Watson House, 34 – 35 Ludgate Hill B3 1EH, and the charity’s contact information will remain as 0121 523 1730 /


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