Listen to the Last Talking Future Episode of 2020
Posted on the 16 December 2020
We’re excited to bring you a new Talking Future podcast episode.
Created by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Talking Future focuses on the lives and work of North East entrepreneurs, their views of the future and how they are innovating as they plan ahead.
In our nineth episode of Talking Future, and the last episode of 2020, Yvonne Bell speaks to Pete Lillie, co-founder and Commercial Director of Presca Sportswear, about what it takes to make sustainable sportswear, finding the balance between sustainability and athletic performance and how strong core values can be a competitive advantage.
About Pete Lillie
Founded in 2014, Presca’s aim is to provide the most sustainable and environmentally-sound performance sportswear on the market by taking materials which pollute the earth – such as discarded plastic and fishing nets – and redesigning them into performance sportswear which is built to last.
Showing that sustainability and sportswear go hand in hand, in October this year, their work was recognised by Business Green at their 2020 Leaders Awards.
About Yvonne Bell
Yvonne Bell comes from a background in transport, where the Bell family company spans 4 generations.
During her career, Yvonne spent most of her time in the Mercedes Truck, Van and Car franchises, mainly heading up the marketing function and generally steering the company through the growth that, by the time it was sold in 2017, meant it covered the North East Region from Teesside up to North Northumberland with a staff of almost 200.
Outside of business, she has always been keen to get involved in other things such as community and Hospital radio presenting, local magazine editing, audio editing for a local historical Trust and being instrumental in the setting up a local gym specifically for wheelchair users.
As a long-time member of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, she was pleased to be asked to take a seat on the board a few years ago where she is able to offer her own business experience to other members.