Powering The UK’s NHS Heroes With Tenzing

Huib and Team Tenzing are helping to plant-power our health heroes by delivering over 75,000 free cans of their naturally energising drink to 41 NHS sites across the country. Made with solely plant-based ingredients, a can of TENZING delivers a triple hit of natural caffeine, vitamin C and electrolytes from nature and has 60% less sugar than traditional energy drinks!

When the UK started to feel the effects of Covid-19, TENZING decided to get in touch with their contract catering partners and see what we could do to support their NHS sites.

Founder, Huib van Bockel; “It became clear the increasing pressure the NHS staff are under, the incredible work they’re doing and their dedication to keeping us all healthy and safe, so we immediately decided to do our bit to keep them energised.”

TENZING is a CQUIN compliant product – meaning we are a qualified Healthy Food & Drink for NHS Staff, Patients and Visitors – key now more than ever. NHS cafes and restaurants have always been some of our core sites since the very beginning of our journey 4 years ago, so the decision to support them was an easy one.Huib goes on to explain; “We noticed a lot of companies donating products as soon as lockdown hit, but we wanted to find a safe and scalable way into the hospitals, which was a far lengthier process, but totally worth it.”

TENZING is also actively helping some of the unsung heroes…supermarket staff by volunteering at local Tesco superstores.


“After speaking with our buying partners like TESCO, and experiencing the chaos in-store first-hand, it was strikingly clear how hard all store staff are working right now. We wanted to do what we could to help.”

In just a few hours, stores went from stocked shelves to eerie emptiness.

“It wasn’t the huge queues or manic stockpiling that overwhelmed me (especially when we rolled out the loo-roll), but store staff themselves; helping older people, being friendly to sometimes less-friendly people. They are working like crazy to keep everyone going. We need to give them respect and space, but not ‘social distance’. ”