IMAGINE Leaders – Charlotte Harrington

Charlotte Harrington

Belu Water Ltd, Co-CEO

I spent my formative career in retail buying where I developed my commercial skills, latterly as Non-Food Category Director at Tesco. After 15 years though, I decided I needed a new challenge and thankfully discovered my calling in Social Enterprise. I’m driven to find solutions, with a pragmatic approach and believe that only through collaboration can we deliver change. In 2015, I joined Belu as Chief Operating Officer and in 2020 became Co-CEO. Belu is a pioneering drinks business, that started 20 years ago with a simple idea – by doing good business you can help solve some of the worlds problems. I love that we are a commercial business but have a conscience. As a social enterprise we invest all our net profits in our purpose – to change the way the world sees water. To date we’ve given WaterAid over £5.5m, helping to end the water, sanitation and hygiene crisis together – for everyone, everywhere. I’m also Non-Executive Director for Events Ltd at House of St Barnabas, another social enterprise, a private members club breaking the cycle of homelessness. As a mother to three wonderful children and a boisterous springer spaniel, I am definitely kept busy and fulfilled.

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