Submitted by Jason Cobb
Here is a lovely follow up story showing how involvement at the Hidden Kiosks Project can lead to local business growth and opportunities.
We were thrilled when Jennifer Lawrence approached us at the start of the year about the possibility of opening up her p.s… it’s vegan start-up business down at the old bus station.
It now seems that the exposure and experience offered from the Kioks has led the business to grow. It also helps of course that the incredible dedication and unique business model put in place by Jennifer has an element of planning, looking beyond the Kiosks tenancy.
p.s… it’s vegan has just completed a highly successful sale at Lush, a vegan food event set up to raise fund for the campaigning charity Animal Aid. This was part of a worldwide bake sale taking place on the same day to promote the vegan cause.
”I asked Lush for permission to hold it in their shop because they sell vegan products, and are supportive of animal charities. When I asked them about it I took a covering letter explaining what I wanted to do, and they immediately recognised my business name and said: oh, you were at the bus station weren’t you!?
A lot of familiar faces from my time at the Hidden Kiosk showed up to show their support and to buy cakes, and the bake sale raised an impressive £157!”
As a testament to the p.s… it’s vegan stint down at the Kiosk, Jennifer adds:
”Having previously had eight successful sessions in the Kiosk definitely gave me a boost to do the bake sale; I probably wouldn’t have had the confidence to do it otherwise! I also think it helped me in securing a spot in Lush!”
We predicted back in March on this blog that:
”We have no doubt that this is just the beginning for the lovely Jennifer Lawrence and we are sure what’s lived in Kiosk #1 over the next month will grow into a great little venture that spreads the vegan love right across the country…”
With a business plan that pledges to banish the bland and the boring from vegan food, p.s… it’s vegan seems to have captured the mood perfectly. Jennifer serves all cupcakes, macaroons, cookies, gingerbreads, teas and coffees.
You can follow her next move via twitter @psitsvegan, or by supporting the project on the p.s… it’s vegan facebook page.