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IoD Norfolk Company Visit: Ethical Entrepreneurs - business in a changing world

06 Mar 2019
Erpingham House, Norwich

IoD Norfolk cordially invites you to dinner with ethical entrepreneur Loui Blake at Erpingham House, in the heart of Norwich’s historic Tombland.

Conscious consumers, those who value green and ethical products and services, are now thought to number around 14 million in the UK. Ethical spending per household has more than doubled and in 2016 was valued at £1,263 per household per year.

Ethical Consumer Markets Report 2017 reveals that sales of ethical products in the UK are continuing, for the fourteenth year in a row, to grow faster than those of ordinary products and are valued at 81.3billion. Ethical Food and Drink has seen the sharpest growth of 9.7% as conventional foods struggle and there’s been a 30% increase in vegetarianism and an even faster rise in veganism.

We will meet for drinks at Erpingham House before going up to the private rooms for an exclusive food tasting experience, where you will have the opportunity to try a range of vegan mains and desserts.

After dinner we will hear from Loui, about his fascinating career and how he embeds ethical practice across all his businesses.

Place at this event are strictly limited, so please do book early.

Key details

Date & time: 06 Mar 2019 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Erpingham House, Norwich
CPD Hours:

Prices from

17.50 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
17.50 GBP + VAT - Member Guest Rate
22.50 GBP + VAT - Non Member Rate

Event manager:
Ms Mel Forrer-Pratt
Contact phone:
Contact email:


Loui Blake, MD of Erpingham House

Loui Blake, Managing Director of Erpingham House

Loui Blake is Managing Director of Erpingham house, the UK’s largest vegan restaurant based in Norwich. He also runs a successful London based creative agency called Tribe, who boasts clients such as Wagamama, and helps companies with sustainable products reach their audience.

Originally from Norwich but having lived in New York, Mexico City & London, Loui specialises in communications & creative strategy, with a keen interest in the hospitality space.



Prices from

17.50 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
17.50 GBP + VAT - Member Guest Rate
22.50 GBP + VAT - Non Member Rate

Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • Erpingham House
  • 22 Tombland
  • Norwich
  • NR3 1RF

01603 733834

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