Josephine Fairley

Pioneering Co-founder of Green & Black's Organic Chocolate

Jo Fairley is co-founder of the pioneering organic chocolate company Green & Black's, which has gone from a niche organic and Fairtrade brand to a global chocolate name. Recently, Green & Black's was voted 'Coolest Food Brand in the UK' for the fifth year running, by Coolbrands.

'If you don't do it, you'll never know what would have happened if you had done it.'

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  • Secret for Business Success
  • Women in Business
  • How to Build a Brand
  • Inspiration
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Issues


She presents in English.

How she presents

Engaging and passionate, Jo never fails to inspire - and is always happy to network with attendees, offering more direct input to individuals.


  • The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible: The Only Steps You Need to Look and Feel Gorgeous for ever
  • Sweet Dreams: The Story of Green & Blacks (with husband Craig Sams)
  • The Ultimate Natural Beauty Guide
  • Organic Beauty (with Gillian Emerson-Roberts)
  • The Beauty Bible (with Sarah Stacey)

In Detail

Formerly Britain's youngest-ever magazine editor, Jo has translated her skills as a journalist into marketing, PR and brand-building. 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. Jo continues to juggle her work as a journalist and author with being a brand ambassador for Green & Black's, as well as running an organic bakery and one-stop local food store and an 11-room 'boutique' wellbeing centre, in her up-and-coming home town of Hastings.


Jo's story is fascinating to entrepreneurs, women's networking groups and to wider business or educational audiences both in the UK and internationally. Her brand-building experience is inspirational to anyone on a 'business journey' of their own.


Recent Reviews

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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.

British University

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.

Chamber of Commerce

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