The highest-rated food and beverage company on the list was Better Dairy, which finished just outside the coveted top five, in seventh place. THIS fell a few places to ninth, while Bio&Me, Hoxton Farms, Cask Trade, IMPOSSIBREW, Julienne Bruno, Bold Bean Co, Milky Plant, SRSLY Low Carb and Ujamaa Spice were also named in the 2024 edition, the 16th once the list has been named. been published.
Based in Hackney, London, Better Dairy develops 100% animal-free alternative dairy products. Founded in 2020, it has raised $20m (£15.7m) to date and employs a team of 25 scientists who are working to find new ways to create tasty plant-based cheeses, yoghurts and ice creams. And much more.
Another finalist in the THIS top 10 is a meat substitute manufacturer based in Hammersmith, London, which stocks products with retailers including Tesco, Morrisons, Asda and Sainsbury’s. With a range including refrigerated, frozen and to-go options, it’s also B Corp certified.
Richard Parris, Editor-in-Chief of Startups, commented on the number of food and drink companies in the top 100 that have made sustainability a central part of their philosophy.
“The fight against climate change starts on our plates” Parris said.
“To achieve ambitious climate goals, we will need to tackle a culture of meat consumption based on intensive agriculture. And that’s where these exceptional British startups come in. Whether it’s providing lab-grown dairy products without the need for livestock; creating compelling plant-based meat alternatives; or simply producing the best chickpeas I have ever tasted, each of these companies has an authentic and exciting approach to sustainable eating.
Andy Shovel, co-founder of THIS, recalled that he first heard about the startup list in 2008, when he was just beginning his entrepreneurial journey.
He added: “They have been held in immense esteem by me ever since, and we are all extremely honored to have been placed so high on the list this year. This distinction is a testament to the tenacity and innovation embedded within the team..”