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The People Powering Spirited Business

Get up close and personal with a host of superstar speakers at this festive celebration of unity
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
The People Powering Spirited Business

Who brought mindfulness to the House of Lords? What made The Sun’s Face of ’72 champion organic? How can tech be used to create a fair and clean energy sector? Where do the quantum physicist and hair geek fit in?

Get answers to all of these questions – and more – at a special FuturePlanet Presents event in London on 06 December. Jarvis Smith, founder of the P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards and co-founder of, will share the floor with a group of trailblazers from the business sector who are operating beyond people, planet, profit, and instead working in co-creation with the universe.

A chat at ‘the bar’

The P.E.A. Awards, in association with Octopus Energy, is the UK’s leading sustainability awards, and is now in its eighth year. Every year it scours the planet for green superheroes – and has found the most amazing human beings along the way.

This event will get up close and personal with the people behind the organisations that are operating beyond people, planet and profit. These are the individuals who govern spirited businesses, organisations and movements that are changing the world forever.

But how and why do they do what they do, what makes them different from other business leaders – and what can the rest of us learn from them?

In this P.E.A. Session, Jarvis will pour everyone a G&T and ask the questions we all want to know the answers to: is society really on the threshold of a mass shift in consciousness? Who’s calling the shots? What’s really going on with plastics?

The chat will be informal, with a bar-style set up, and all speakers will speak honestly about their experiences of leading and calling for change – whether it’s in politics, among celebrities, in business or with customers. The gin will flow so expect candid speaking about challenges, causes for celebration and day-to-day life at the leading edge.


The night is part of the FuturePlanet Presents series, which profiles the talented pioneers shaping our future planet across sustainable lifestyles – from oceans, plastics, clean tech and energy, and through fashion, zero waste, sustainable living, food, travel, transport, health and beauty.

‘I feel honoured and enthusiastic that Jarvis and Katie are aligning the P.E.A Awards with FuturePlanet. Championing the individuals and teams that are changing the face of our planet is so very important. It takes bravery to truly open your heart and collaborate. Finding shared value and joining together.

‘With Jarvis I have always felt a strong connection of solidarity of understanding, we are from the same tribe, our intentions and approach are aligned, I love, admire and respect him and am excited for the future. Through this collaboration, we can support, champion and inspire more people to join together and create a better future.’

Founder of FuturePlanet

The night will be hosted by Carl Pratt, founder of FuturePlanet. The organisation’s mission is to accelerate our transition to an inclusive sustainable future. It focuses on community, connection and collaboration, bringing together change makers and conscious citizens to inspire and empower them to create a better future.

The intention is to join together 1% of the most passionate and purposeful people on the planet, to create a future where we and our children are in balance with each other and all living systems.

After the talk, guests are invited to join the speakers for early Christmas drinks, dancing and networking.

The details

Date: 06 December 2018
Location: Mindspace Shoreditch, 9 Appold Street, London EC2A 2AP
Time: 18:00-22:00
Tickets: £11. Book here

Who Jarvis will be chatting to

Below is a taste of some of the speakers who will be going Jarvis at ‘the bar’ – click here for full details.


Lord Stone retired from his position as joint managing director of Marks & Spencer in 1999 and now focuses on projects that interest him, including the promotion of cooperation and enterprise in the Middle East. He now spends his time working with various charities, and developing his deep interest in arts and science, mindfulness and ‘spirituality’.


Jayn joined Weleda UK 10 years ago and was appointed managing director in 2016, having transformed Weleda into a truly customer-focused business. First founded in 1921, Weleda is considered the original green beauty brand and pioneer of sustainable business practices. As an active environmentalist, Jayn regularly gives talks to the industry and to consumers about the value of authentically natural and organic cosmetics. She was recently voted no.1 in the natural beauty industry’s Top 25 for the third year running.


Tabitha is the pioneer of organic hair; she has been delivering her brand of conscious hairdressing at her organic hair salon in the Cotswolds since 1999.

Tabitha has pioneered a professional organic hair care range, that is certified Cosmos Organic by the Soil Association. She’s also a public speaker, blogger and influencer in the natural beauty sector. In her own words Tabitha is a ‘hair geek’, a passionate naturalist, environmentalist, animal lover and all round organic guru.


As a young girl Jo saw her mum working as an Avon lady, which inspired her interest in fashion and beauty. At 16 she left school to become a model, achieving almost immediate success after being crowned The Sun’s Face of ’72. She worked until she met Rolling Stone Ronnie; after a few years together Jo became his PA, also styling him for stage and photo shoots.

Jo’s love of the organic lifestyle came from a health scare in 1989, which changed the way she wanted to live. Starting with the food she ate – she learnt everything she could about organic farming – her passion for all things organic quickly turned to products she used on her skin.


Hugo Tagholm is chief executive of the national marine conservation and campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage. He is an environmentalist, campaigner, surfer, charity professional and a TEDx speaker.


Jude is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist and author. She was previously one of the most senior business women in the UK, as CFO and executive board member of two major international companies. She has a Master’s degree in Physics from Oxford University, specialising in quantum physics and cosmology, and a Doctorate in Archaeology from the University of Reading, where she researched ancient cosmologies.

Jude has travelled to nearly 80 countries, worked with wisdom keepers from many traditions and been a life-long researcher into the scientific and experiential understanding of the nature of reality. The author of six books, most recently the award-winning The Cosmic Hologram, she is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders circle and lives in Wiltshire, England.


Jordan, co-founder and sales director at myenergi, bubbles with enthusiasm for anything to do with renewable energy or electric vehicles, and is extremely passionate about doing her bit to create a more sustainable future. With several years’ experience within the industry and a whole career in sales and marketing, Jordan is the driving force behind getting the myenergi brand out there.

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