About Us

The Cheeky Panda is an innovative company offering the tissue market a sustainable and health conscious alternative. Making tissues and wipes from virgin bamboo, The Cheeky Panda tissues are pure and rich in natural goodness. Free from harsh chemicals found in regular tissues and saving thousands of precious trees and animal habitats around the world.

The Cheeky Panda tissues are the first in the UK to be Vegan registered. The co-founders Julie Chen and Chris Forbes are dedicated to preserving the natural environment on which we all depend and are set on keeping it cheeky!

Our Story

The Cheeky Panda® was created by two young eco entrepreneurs Chris and Julie in January 2016, after a holiday trip to Southeast Asia where they were exposed to the fact that the vast majority of bamboo was not fully utilised. They decided to introduce it to the UK and European market an ultra-sustainable, skin friendly tissue made from 100% bamboo.

The Cheeky Panda® has had great public support since inception. Today The Cheeky Panda® products are No.1 bestsellers on Amazon and are available in Wholefoods Market, Ocado, Morrison's and over 100 organic stores in UK and Europe. The Cheeky Panda® has also gained attention of Tycoon Sir Richard Branson and celebrity supporters such as Joanna Lumley and Dame Judi Dench.

3 Is

Our vision, value & mission

Since Incorporation, The Cheeky Panda has developed a series of eco friendly, naturally skin friendly bamboo products. Bamboo is not just our source - it is our solution. We have developed a 3 'I' statement that forms our company vision, value and mission. These 3'I' is the soul of our company, will be incorporated in every single product development, and guides the company throughout it's journey.

Our 3 'I' statement: 

Innovate – Create a sustainable world for future generations through innovative products.

Impact – Enrich people and our planet without exploiting the environment; create a positive impact.

Inspire –Inspire a fun, conscious, healthy lifestyle.

Our Team

The Cheeky Panda team members are young and energetic with passion for contributing to a greener world. We are on mission to make the world a better place, one wipe at a time. 🙂


Co-Founder & CEO

Inspirational entrepreneur with expertise in branding, digital marketing and global chain supply. Julie has researched and developed The Cheeky Panda product range. She is the driving force for turning The Cheeky Panda into a world class brand.


Co-Founder & Director

Entrepreneur of the year and expert in major B2B account management, strategy, corporate actions and business growth. Chris Forbes is passionate about creating a more sustainable and brighter future for all.


Business Development/Sales Executive

History and Politics graduate Kelly Burcher is passionate about inspiring positive changes within the environment. Kelly’s business development skills and thirst for knowledge has led her on a path to global change.


French Sales Executive

Elisa graduated from a Bachelor from Sciences Po and the University of Notre Dame and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at LSE. Elisa is dedicated to expanding The Cheeky Panda’s operation in France, her home country.


Environmental Consultant/Sales Executive

Environmental Geography graduate Alex is passionate about helping the environment in the most effective way possible. Having thrived in a sales environment, Winyard wanted to merge his expertise as a salesman with his knowledge and drive to create a better world.


Brand & Marketing Executive

Marketing Management graduate and award winning artist with a rich history in design. Thelma is passionate about paving the way towards a more sustainable and brighter future. Dhlovu views the world as a blank canvas full potential and the arts as a medium for change.


Finance and Operations Analyst

Master of Finance and Data Science with an ACCA financial management diploma. Romina is a true artist when it comes to numbers. She has an ability to transform data into a gateway for environmental change and sustainability.

Cheeky Awards

  • BBB
  • Natural
  • EBEA_2017_Winner_Badges
  • EBEA_2017_Winner_Badges
  • BG_2017
  • fsb-worldpay-winner
  • Duke_of_York
  • National_Recycling
  • Innovation 50
  • Voom-2016
  • Startups 100 winner

Presses & Media


85 Great Portland Street, London

  • Phone: +44 (0) 207 021 0822