Derby-based So Good Kombucha is our joint anniversary supporter this January.

The entrepreneurial company was founded by Lesley So with the mission to provide the UK with a healthy and delicious fizzy drink alternative that is ethical, sustainable, and beneficial for the local community.

Naturally sparkling and slightly tangy, kombucha is a fermented tea with origins thought to go back over 2000 years to ancient China, where it was dubbed the & Elixir of Life for its many health benefits.

Lesley explained: “We are a small social venture with a big dream. We believe that work is good and that businesses should be a force for good.

“We, therefore, seek to employ, train, and empower refugees and others who are marginalised in society to give them meaningful work and enable them to come out of the social benefits system. This vision closely aligns with the fantastic work that Safe and Sound do to support young people and their families in new and emerging communities in the city who are particularly vulnerable to child exploitation.”