Esther Pearson

Esther Pearson

Managing Director, Clive's Purely Plants
Proudly vegan for over five years, Esther Pearson is the Managing Director of Devon-based vegan food manufacturer Clive's Purely Plants (formally known as Clive's Pies), which was founded in 1986. Having worked across multiple industries and sectors over her 30 year career, Esther has a proven track record of leading cause-led organisations to realise their mission and objectives, guiding them to growth and success. After her life-changing transition to a plant-based diet, Esther joined Clive's in 2018 and has been the driving force behind the business ever since.  She transformed Clive's into a wholly vegan operation, eradicated all use of single-use plastic in its packaging, moved the business to a new purpose-built factory four times the size of its previous home and secured increased distribution with leading supermarkets such as Waitrose, Morrisons, Ocado and Abel & Cole. In 2021, she also secured a game-changing investment from not-for-profit funders Veg Capital, marking a major milestone in the company's 35 year history.