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.
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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. 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.
WHAT she OFFERS YOU
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.
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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.