MEANING: WHOLE, COMPLETE
HOLOS was founded by five friends with a passion for social justice, health and wellbeing. The business was born from our desire, as long-time kombucha fans, to drink quality, all-natural kombucha right here in the UK and to make a positive impact in the world.
HOLOS began when Megan, Naomi and Christine got passionate about finding a way to interrupt the cycle of re-trafficking through their work with various anti-trafficking charities. They wanted to help survivors grow in confidence, and have access to education, training and work.
Combine this with a love of kombucha and a passion for health and wellbeing, and voila! The concept of HOLOS was born. Tom and Joseph joined the team shortly afterwards, and the five friends founded HOLOS in 2018.
THE HOLOS TEAM
Tom heads up HOLOS and is also our master brewer. Being part of the HOLOS team is a dream come true for him, but really we're the ones who are lucky to have this multi-talented man on board. With a background in engineering and experience in tendering, research & development, sales and project management, he's got an incredible talent for strategy and logistics. Just what you need when you're trying to brew hundreds of bottles of kombucha at once! He brings a wonderfully calming and reassuring presence to the team, and a great sense of humour. He’s also married to Naomi, one of our other founders! In his free time, Tom is an intrepid explorer, and loves having adventures outdoors.
Naomi is a total powerhouse, gifted leadership coach, and public speaker extraordinaire. She brings a wealth of industry experience to the sales team, having worked for over 15 years with some of the largest food brands in the world. In addition, as ex-CEO of an anti-trafficking charity, she is instrumental in helping HOLOS achieve our social purpose. She is one of the most efficient and talented people we know - move over Wonder Woman, this lady can do anything! Along with all that talent, she brings so much energy, warmth and dynamism to the team, with a lot of laughter and fun as well. She can often be found discussing complicated personality theories with Christine.
Joseph is our creative lead, he takes the pictures, shoots and edits the video and is a huge part in the beautiful design and images we use at HOLOS. He draws, decorates and even does a dance or two as well, which definitely helps boost team morale. Joseph is also the first brewing assistant here at HQ, a vigorous taste tester, his pallet is the best indicator when the booch is ready and at optimum deliciousness. He's drunk his fair share of kombucha from around the world too, we'd say his gut must be really healthy but actually he enjoys donuts and pizza too.
Christine brings a sunny Aussie charm to HOLOS. A natural innovator, she was one of the co-creators and facilitators, alongside Naomi, of the Day 46 Programme for trafficked women. This experience set her on the path to pursuing socially purposeful business and she is forever grateful for the chance to use her talents for good in the world. A writer first and foremost, with a background in both publishing and communications, she heads up the marketing, PR and communications at HOLOS. A true ENFP (and personality theory queen!) Christine brings the team together with her unfailing enthusiasm, warmth and creativity. When she’s not nose-deep in a book Christine loves to explore, hunting out the very best coffees and food wherever she goes.
Megan first made acquaintance with kombucha while living in Cambodia, where she used it to keep her gut healthy and strong. Her passion for kombucha is only rivalled by her passion to make a difference to trafficked women, and she brings a wealth of experience of working with vulnerable women in NGO’s and safe houses. She also has an incredible passion for beauty and good design, and along with her husband Joseph, she is responsible for much of the social media and photography at HOLOS. Yes, if you get a DM from HOLOS, it’s probably this wonderful woman! She’s a risk-taker and a big dreamer, and brings massive passion and fun to the team.