CEO and Founder
Catherine Salway is the founder of Redemption, alcohol-free gastrobars, which opened their first pop up in London in 2013 and now have two successful bar restaurants in Notting Hill and Shoreditch - described by The Guardian as ‘the best-executed booze-free bars in the world’. The concept is a broad theme of ‘spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’ – vegan, sugar-free and wheat-free, without feeling like a sacrifice, and according to Time Out, ‘worth staying sober for’.
Catherine studied economics at university then worked at Virgin for 17 years where she started in the press office for Virgin Cola before working her way up to Virgin Group brand director. During her time at Virgin Catherine led a diverse array of start-ups, innovations, marketing campaigns and customer service strategies globally (e.g. Virgin Mobile, V Festival). Her big passions were the charity Virgin Unite and Virgin Group’s social media presence. Sir Richard Branson described her as a ‘brand guru’ and she left the Virgin Group with the mission to start her own socially conscious brand. Hence she lost her Virginity and found(ed) Redemption!