Founders For Good

Robin Ferris is the CEO and Founder of Bankuet. 

With the cost of living crisis and inflation, food poverty in the UK is at it’s worst. This year 9.3 million people in the UK will experience food insecurity and in the last year 1 million people have used food banks for the first time.

Volunteering in his local food bank, Robin saw firsthand the challenges that food banks face and how they would struggle to meet the continued increasing demand.

Robin wanted to build a tech platform that would make it was easy and simple for people to donate, whilst making their money go further. And also making sure food banks got the food and items they needed, when they needed them. 

In 2019, Bankuet was born with the vision for no one in the UK to go hungry.  Since then, they have partnered with over 300 food banks across the UK and delivered over 2.8 million food and household items to help tackle food poverty. 

  • 03.23: The harsh reality of food poverty in the UK
  • 07.15: Things are only going to get worse and less food is being donated
  • 10.53: The food bank system, how it all works
  • 17.08: The story of Bankuet
  • 31.26: The power of technology to solve social issues 
  • 39.53: Build brand awareness and attracting donations
  • 43.31: Bankuet is for profit, building a scalable impact business model
  • 49.06: Internal operations, managing volunteers and part time staff remotely around the UK
  • 55.33: The future plans for Bankuet
  • 59.22: Meeting King Charles

Our Host:
Craig Turner. Founder of Confido Talent, a business that helps Tech For Good startups to scale their product, design and engineering teams. / / 

Our Guest:
Robin Ferris, Founder and CEO of Bankuet. /
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Our Producer:
Jabriel Al-Suhaimi. Jabriel is a podcast aficionado, editing and producing podcasts for many, including himself. / 

What is Founders For Good?

We speak to Founders of Tech For Good startups to learn about their journey in building an impact business, their secrets for success and how they go about hiring mission-driven people.
Our aim is to inspire people to make the world a better place and share with you how you can be part of the solution.