Guerilla fundraising – Shoprite Livingstone

Nine days ago (20-Jun-16) I got this message from a person called Joanna Hedger. The Cola Road Evening Simon I just watched “The Cola Road” after a recommendation by IVHQ, and felt the need to send a thank you message. A very inspiring film from a very inspirational company. I will be travelling to Zambia […]

ColaLife on EBC News Taiwan

I was very pleased to receive this news clip from Taiwan this week. In aired on EBC News several times over the weekend (7-8 May 16). The feature is based on an interview I gave after the Social Enterprise Summit in Taipei last month (17-Apr-16). The EBC editing team have done a fantastic job at […]

The Cola Road documentary now available for download

Quick links: The film | Film excerpt | The film on the internet | The film’s maker | Support for screenings | DOWNLOAD   The Cola Road trailer   The film The Cola Road is an independent film made about our work. It was not commissioned by ColaLife. In Aug-12 Claire Ward spent 5 weeks shadowing the ColaLife team as we prepared to launch […]

INVITATION: Summer Drinks Reception and Film Screening – 27 July

ColaLife invites you to a Summer Drinks Reception and Screening of the award-winning, independent film documentary made about out work – The Cola Road – by Claire Ward. The event is free but ticketed and all are welcome. Click here to book your ticket on Eventbrite. We are looking forward to seeing old friends of ColaLife and […]

The Zambia Report – Feb-15

We are now back from a great 4 weeks in Zambia. It was eventful. This blog post contains the headlines – both the Top Ten Good News stories and Bottom Six Bad! Jane and I arrived at Lusaka airport within 30 minutes of each other from two different directions. Jane had travelled direct from the […]

Top 10 achievements in 2014

2009’s top 10 | 2010’s top 10 | 2011’s  top 10 | 2012’s top 10 | 2013’s top 10 Some of the mothers of Siachitema. The first remote rural community to receive Kit Yamoyo at the beginning of the trial in August 2012.  Image credit: Simon Berry 1. 50,000th Kit Yamoyo sold 2014 got off to a shaky start. We were […]

A conversation with the BBC’s iPM Programme

We are very pleased that this feature was broadcast nationally in the UK today (14-Jun-14). You’re excused if you missed it as it did go out at 0545am BST (0445am GMT) so here’s a chance to listen again. The feature was put together by Jennifer Tracey of the BBC using archive material and excerpts from […]

Gates Foundation and Microsoft to screen the ColaLife documentary – 20 and 21-May in Seattle

In April Inc.com listed The Cola Road as one of 5 Documentaries About Entrepreneurs You Need to Watch This Spring. This month, in Seattle, there will be two opportunities to see the award-winning, independently made ColaLife documentary – The Cola Road . Each free showing will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Claire Ward, ColaLife co-founder, Simon Berry […]

ColaLife keynote at C2MTL

I am honoured to be giving one of the keynote presentations at C2MTL on 28-May in Montreal. C2MTL (Creativity & Commerce Montreal) is billed as a business conference somewhere between genius and insanity so I should be quite at home with those on the insanity end of the spectrum! Other keynote speakers include James Cameron […]

FREE Screening: The Cola Road, 13 March, Nesta, London

The award-winning independent film about our work, The Cola Road, is coming to London – so put Thursday 13th March, 6:30 pm, in your diary! Jane and I will be getting off a plane that morning, and will be there for the screening and Q & A session afterwards. View The Cola Road trailer on […]