The Drinks Business Independent Retailer of the Year 2023
Club Soda exists to help people drink more mindfully and live well. We do that in three key ways:
We want to make the world a better place for people who are drinking less or not at all. So as well as supporting individuals who want to change, we work with pubs, bars and the hospitality industry to improve their offer to people who are not drinking alcohol.
Club Soda is a social impact business. Our primary objects require us to have a material positive impact on society and the environment, and our directors are responsible for ensuring that Club Soda “contributes to a world in which people drink mindfully and live well.” All of our official details and documents are published on Companies House.
Club Soda’s funding comes from a variety of sources, including:
Many of our activities are sponsored and supported by drinks companies. We are clear with them that supporting us doesn’t give them a say in how we work or what we do. Our independence is important to us.
Club Soda has five shareholders: four are co-founders and directors (Laura Willoughby, Jussi Tolvi, Dru Jaeger and Nic Rattle), as well as tech for good investor Bethnal Green Ventures.
Bethnal Green Ventures invested in Club Soda in our first year. In 2015 we won the Carnegie Trust UK Enabling State Challenge. In 2016 Club Soda was among the first cohort of DigitalHealth.London’s accelerator programme for health startups. And in 2018, Club Soda was one of the finalists in The Good Help Award. You can find us in the Good Help directory.
Club Soda is proud to be a Certified B Corporation®. Being a B Corp means that Club Soda is committed to making a positive impact for people and the planet, and we aim to be a responsible business in every aspect of our work.
So we commit to following the five principles of a purpose-driven business, developed by Blueprint for Better Business, as set out below.
At the heart of being a responsible business is our purpose, to contribute to a world in which people drink mindfully and live well. This social purpose is legally enshrined in our governing documents.