Co-founder of Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate
Jo Fairley is a pioneering businesswoman whose life and career have been marked by innovation, entrepreneurship and an unwavering commitment to promoting wellbeing and excellence. Best known as the co-founder of the renowned Green & Black's chocolate company, now a $100 million a year brand, she is also a respected writer and journalist.
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Formerly Britain’s youngest-ever magazine editor, Jo has translated her skills as a journalist into marketing, PR and brand-building. She co-founded and run Green & Black's, the pioneering brand which created the UK's first-ever organic chocolate and the UK's first Fairtrade-marked product, now worth a $100 million a year. Her other business ventures included an organic bakery, a one-stop local food store, an 11-room ‘boutique’ wellbeing centre and a website and networking organisation for people interested in fragrance and the sense of smell. Jo continues to juggle her work as a journalist and author with being a brand ambassador for Green & Black’s whilst travelling the world, sharing the rollercoaster story of how Green & Black's went from an idea in a bedroom to a global ethical brand.
WHAT she OFFERS YOU
Through her presentations, Jo now takes audiences through every aspect of growing a business – from the bravery required to taking that first step, through to the practical and emotional aspects of an ‘exit’ strategy - and achieving that all-important (and elusive) work-life balance en-route.
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Brand Strategy Event
Jo Fairley is a fantastic speaker. The content of her speech was brilliant – just what we wanted. She also networked with the attendees afterwards, which was greatly appreciated.
Women Business Leaders Conference
We thought Jo Fairley was brilliant, inspirational and adaptable – she did a press interview for us too. She was ideal for our event – very relevant to our audience.