Planet Driven Brands Podcast

Welcome to the Planet Driven Brands Podcast™, we really hope you enjoy our show. Essentially, we are about changing the world one brand at a time.

Hosted ByNic Jones

Welcome to the Planet Driven Brands Podcast™, we really hope you enjoy our show.

We are about changing the world, one brand at a time.

It may sound a little pretentious but it is a real belief. We know brands have positive impacts on consumers and we want to bottle that!

We will highlight brands as drivers for change and the role they play as influencers.

Planet Driven Brands™ will have a better purpose, a better reason-to-be, that will impact positively on the world in which we live.

Planet Driven Brands™ are simply ‘out of this world’ – and so is this Podcast!

We will be talking to brand owners, their agencies and influencers to give us their perspective on the planet and their impact on it.

It will challenge us all to do better, to BE better!

Our aim is to get both sides of the story, and to be as impartial as we can, but our aim is the recovery of the Planet and so it should be for everyone!

The guests who have agreed to talk to us are very exciting and as soon as we can share their names, we will.


The Planet Driven Brands Podcast™ is the brainchild of Nic Jones and will be in partnership with The Planets Agency.

TPA is a partnership of consultants and communications experts. We build ‘Planet Driven’ brands.

We’ll be hearing from some of those experts during this series. We will give you the chance to question them and their beliefs

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We look forward to hearing from, and discussing with, you.

All Episodes

Episode 35: Dr Daniel Stewart, Co-Founder & CEO @ ViridiCO2

Dr Danial Stwart has an amazing vision; one which takes Carbon Dioxide and converts it into everyday items. In this podcast he explains how this is even possible – It’ll blow your mind!

Episode 34: Geraldine Stark, CEO and Founder @ Refarm’d

Geraldine discusses her passion for the transformation of dairy farming and demonstrates how Refarm’d will assist everyone within that supply chain to create a better system for a better world.

Episode 33: Jason Ash, Founder @ YoungPlanet Enterprises

Jason shares with us his passion for reducing waste and how his platform, YoungPlanet is achieving this. The story is insightful, charming and instructive as he awakens the collborative to the art of giving!

Episode 32: Sarah Scudder, President @ Real Sourcing Network LLC

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Sarah is a ‘super expert’ on sourcing packaging and how it will become more sustainable. As she says: “People are realising how much waste is being generated when they see a stack of packaging material and a stack of boxes sitting on their dining room table!”

Episode 31: Amanda Rolat, Founder @ Bramble

Amanda Rolat shares her story of how she went from lawyer to vegan pet food entrepreneur. And its all thanks to her beloved Harry!

Episode 30: Andy Cording, Marketing Director @ Hexcite Group

Andy Cording talks about sustainability in the retail environment and how brands and retailers are stepping up their game. As he says: “We’ve got to create spaces within our retail environments to tell the sustainability story as accurately as possible in a way that is relevant and exciting to consumers!”

Episode 29: Belal Habib, Head of Global Brand Owner Collaboration @ Siegwerk

Belal Habib chats to the Planet’s Agency about Circularity withinb the packaging industry. As he says: “Let’s put our hands up and not blame just one particular industry for this issue that we’re in. We’re all in it together!”

Episode 28: Che Green, Co-Founder @ The Moonshot Collaborative

Che is a consumer insights guru and here he gives us the benefit of his huge experience with people and brands. As he says: “Absolutely the responsibility is on brands to move in a more sustainable direction, but many of them are not going to do that without the consumer impetus there, and the consumer sentiment being behind these changes.”

Episode 27: Sarah Luiz, Founder of Positive Impact Entrepreneurs

Sarah Luiz discusses the systemic changes needed to build better, more innovative businesses and rallies around our need to tackle waste.

Episode 26: Claire Smith, Vegan Entrepreneur & Impact Investor @ Beyond

Claire is a leader in the sustainable, plant-based, ethical investment community.
Today we capture her journey, through investment banking to set up the fast growing Beyond group.

Episode 25: Andrew Ely @ Ely Advisory Services

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Andrew Ely. Andrew has over 5 years experience with the sales and marketing of plant-based brands into UK and EU retail. He spent most of that time bringing Green & Gold to the UK, establishing and growing it – it also explains his passion for oats! Andrew shares his wisdom with...

Episode 24: Bobi Carley, Head of Media and Diversity & Inclusion Lead @ ISBA

Bobi is a highly experienced media and advertising professional who I have had the pleasure of knowing for over 25 years!

Bobi is now heading up media at advertisers representative group ISBA and most interestingly for us, she is also the lead on diversity and inclusion, which within the advertising industry has been a particular ‘conundrum’ for many years. Here Bobi tackles the issues head on!

Episode 23: Mike Ward, Head of Marketing @ Singular.Live

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Mike Ward. Mike heads up marketing for a fascinating ‘intelligent overlay’ platform, Singular.Live Here Mike leads us through this technology and explains how it is adding to the sustainability strides being made within live broadcast. He highlights areas that desperately needed to change and explains how broadcasters lead by Sky are...

Episode 22: David Benzaquen, Founder @ Mission: Plant & Moonshot Collaborative

Planet Driven Brands Podcast David Benzaquen. David is a global leader in the plant-based food market. Mission: Plant is a holding company advancing the plant-based foods industry with strategic investments and consulting services. David has literally been one of the key catalysts in the growth of plant-based food in the USA over the last decade....

Episode 21: Helena Mansell-Stopher, Founder & CEO @ Products of Change

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Helena Mansell-Stopher. Helena is a leader in the world of licensing and is a firm believer this huge category can win in a drive to sustainability and a circular economy. Helena describes her journey through National Geographic and how it led her to set up Products of Change. She is passionate...

Episode 20: Dorothy Shaver, Global Marketing Sustainability Lead @ Unilever & Board Member @ Food for Climate League

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Dorothy Shaver. Dorothy is a global leader in plant-based, sustainable food and is absolutely committed to making as big a difference to the planet as she can. She works in the foremost with sustainability of the Knorr brand at Unilever, but is also actively involved with the Food for Climate League,...

Episode 19: Glenn Goodwin, Founder & Creative Director @

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Glenn Goodwin. Glenn is an experienced creative director and a keen advocate of the need to reduce waste. His journey has taken him through designing packaging for big brands, onto producing for ‘voice of Science’ Facing Future.TV and then, after delving into the bins at the back of supermarkets, he has...

Episode 18: Peter Miles, Founder & CEO @ eHempHouse UK Ltd

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Peter Miles. Peter is a serial entrepreneur, with many successful businesses under his belt. Now he is also a serious evangelist… …an evangelist for Hemp.  Let this podcast take you to a fascinating world of a most fascinating plant, which is rich in history and in possibilities. Hemp is the ‘original’...

Episode 17: Victor Sanchez, Co-founder & CEO @ SyncRTC Inc & MashMeGroup S.L.

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Victor Sanchez. Victor, by his own admission, is a ‘tech geek’ and this was the foundation on which he has built a world-class sustainable solution in Ed-Tech with the Room of The Future platform Remote learning and corporate training environments have moved on leaps and bounds in the last 5...

Episode 16: Elin Roberts, Co-Founder & Head of Marketing @ Better Nature

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Elin Roberts. Elin is leading the brand building for Better Nature Foods as they transition from start-up, through crowdfunding and scale-up. Here she shares her mission and the road to building a brand that is “genuinely engaging and relatable” In this podcast we learn how Better Nature started and the journey...

Episode 15: Alain De Rauw, Director @ Plan Toys Europe.

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Alain De Rauw. Alain is an experienced leader in the world of toys and a Director of Plan Toys. He is leading the promotion of sustainability within a category which comes under intense scrutiny for it’s overuse of plastic. In this podcast Alastair shares with us what I reckon is the...

Episode 14: Alastair Paton, Managing Partner @ August Leadership.

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Alastair Paton Alastair is an experienced leadership and executive search professional who is the managing partner of August Leadership. In this podcast Alastair lays out where businesses are currently in regards their own leadership on sustainability. Our journey takes us from the boardroom to the affects of remote working on company...

Episode 13: Lance Dickerson, Managing Director @ Revov Batteries.

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Lance Dickerson. Lance is the Managing Director of Revov and is leading a revolution in sustainability in batteries – “2ndLife”. If you’ve not heard of this before then you really should listen. In my opinion it is the most sustainable product I have learned about on this podcast. This technology isn’t...

Episode 12: Pascal Hegglin, Co-Founder UK @ The Consumer Brand

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Pascal Hegglin. Pascal is the Co-Founder in the UK of The Consumer Brand which has a fascinating story of how we can engage with the consumer to create great products which are fair to producers and kind to the planet. Here Pascal explains the ethos and machinations involved in building a...

Episode 11: Martin Simpson, SVP Europe @ Marks Brand Design

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Martin Simpson. Martin is a designer by trade but is so much more than that as an expert in the packaging process and brand strategy & activation. Here Martin takes through the moral maze that is our responsibility to be more sustainable and how that plays out in the world of...

Episode 10: Isabel Lydall, Founder @ Curiosity & Clarity

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Isabel Lydall Isabel is a consumer insights and branding specialist who runs her own consultancy, Curiosity & Clarity, which is not only a brilliant name but encompasses Isabel’s brilliant mind into delivering direction to her clients Isabel takes us on a journey through a cornucopia of topics surrounding responsibilities of not...

Episode 9: Jo Coombes, Project Director @ AdGreen

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Jo Coombes Jo is the project Director of AdGreen which helps both agencies and clients achieve sustainability in their creative production endeavours. As they say on the website: “At AdGreen we unite the advertising industry to eliminate the negative environmental impacts of production”. Jo takes us through the journey she has...

Episode 8: Brett Goldhawk, Managing Director @ Ziggurat Brands

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Brett Goldhawk Brett is a global brand and innovation specialist, who also happens to lead Ziggurat brands, an innovative brand and design agency. Brett is a seasoned ‘Clubhouse’ leader, and has had many discussions on the subject of sustainability alongside what he prefers to call ‘re-generation’ Here Brett takes us on...

Episode 7: Tina Fegent, Marketing Procurement Consultant

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Tina Fegent Tina is the founder of a consultancy in her own name and has dedicated herself to helping both agencies and clients achieve value in their creative endeavours. Part of that responsibility is to hold us to account for our claims to be sustainable. In this episode we discuss how...

Episode 6: Joe Rose, Founder @ Purevo

Planet Driven Brands Podcast Joe Rose Joe is the founder of Purevo and has dedicated himself to the development of products and brands which are environmentally positive In this episode we discuss the amazing world sustainable cleaning products alongside tackling wellness, trigger sprays, greenwashing  and the Starbucks cups! Joe, like all our panellists, is passionate...