Tell us a bit about your business
Lucy Bee is a small family-run business. After its founder, Lucy, was diagnosed as a coeliac at 18months old her family was forced to look at labels and the foods they ate to ensure that she ate a wheat free diet.
They were shocked at the amount of additives and preservatives in everyday foods and so embarked on a diet of natural, unprocessed foods to nourish the body, cooking from scratch with nutrient-dense ingredients as often as they possibly could.
Then in 2007, as part of their quest, they were introduced to coconut oil and its benefits. The family wanted to share their new-found passion and set about sourcing an ethical, organic coconut oil at an affordable price. Lucy Bee Ltd was set up in 2012.
Since then, the company has expanded its range to include other natural, store cupboard ingredients, all with the same values of ethical sourcing, organic and Fair Trade, where possible.
As a company, it’s important for us to be Fair Trade. It’s second nature to us to insist on organic farming methods, have recyclable packaging and maintain ethical and sustainable processes to bring our products into homes.
Part of our team includes, Daisy, Lucy’s sister who is currently finalising her Masters degree in Public Health Nutrition and the rest of us are all enthusiastic supporters of eating as close to nature as possible. The main way we approach a healthy lifestyle is with products that are free from additives, coupled with a balance of daily exercise.
Why do you think you received our best buy label?
At Lucy Bee we really care about the food we eat and firmly believe we have a social responsibility to make sure that every hand involved in the production process of our products, is treated fairly: