On Friday April 1, Notre Dame’s upper sixth CTEC Business students had a live Teams meeting with the CEO of plant-based ready meals company Pollen and Grace.
The company, which describes itself as “Your go-to for uncompromising nutrition and taste at every meal time”, packs each of its meals “with whole grains, pulses and a kaleidoscope of nutrient packed fruit and veg, perfectly balanced to provide protein, fibre and essential nutrients”. As well as encouraging its customers to eat more plants as a better choice for the environment, Pollen and Grace also strive to use recyclable materials in their packaging.
CEO of the company, Stephanie Johnson, spoke to our students about how her business has managed change, particularly during the pandemic. Our students asked many excellent questions on this topic, such as how her company adapted to remote working. They also asked Stephanie how legislation and the current economic environment have affected her business, and about her plans for the growth of Pollen and Grace over the next five years.
CTEC Business teacher Francesca Ashton said, “Stephanie’s insightful comments during this meeting deepened our students’ understanding of the realities of business in an ever-changing commercial environment. Here at Notre Dame, we fully support the ethical and environmental credentials of this plant-based business and look forward to seeing more in stores around Leeds in the future.”