Loui Blake is a London-based entrepreneur, speaker & angel investor in the plant-based & sustainability space. Starting out in football & then nightlife, a switch to a plant-based diet in 2015 caused Loui to refocus his attention on businesses that make a positive impact on the world.
Loui is the founder of Erpingham house, a group that includes the U.K's largest vegan restaurant. He is also the founder of pizza chain Vegan Dough Co. and a partner with by Chloe.
Loui founded the award-winning Erpingham House, the U.K's largest vegan restaurant, in 2018. A second location in Brighton followed in 2020 & in between a first London restaurant, Kalifornia Kitchen. Loui also created Vegan Dough Co, a plant-based pizza brand that launched in 2019 through various London locations.
Passionate about alternative proteins & seeing the growing demand for cleaner food technology, Loui has made investments in a number of alternative protein start-ups, including Club Cultured & The Pack.
Maintaining a keen interest in sport, Loui co-founded Future Football Elite CIC, an academy football programme based in Norfolk. In 2020, Loui & partners built The Arena, a 17,500 square foot warehouse space to provide the city's first 4G indoor football pitches.
A popular speaker, Loui has spoken at London School Of Economics, University College London, Goldsmiths University, NEMO Amsterdam & a number of conferences/events around the world on hospitality & veganism.
Loui won the 2019 European RMI Future Marketing Leader of the year, topping the 30 under 30 list. He has been featured in publications including The Guardian, Time Out, BBC news & Forbes.
Today, Loui works with a number of brands & projects around the world that focus on sustainability & eco-hospitality. He specialises in marketing, branding & communications.
"I believe through business we can create a healthier & more conscious planet, and that conscious business can play a pivotal role in helping more people discover & maintain a healthy lifestyle."
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