Coming up in November
Smooth simplicity – unpacked
Luke Johnstone and Alex Stewart, co-founders of the world’s first frozen Smoothie Kits company PACK’D, will share their experiences of starting out and how they have found their way to success.
Luke and Alex wanted to find a simple way of making a top quality low sugar smoothie with health and well-being benefits. In 2014 they started experimenting and developing products in their garden shed. They invented smoothie kits – sachets of frozen fruit, vegetable and superfoods, that can easily be added to any choice of liquid and blended. In their first full year trading they launched the kits in 1000 stores nationwide in places such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Ocado, Amazon Fresh, Planet Organic, Whole Foods and Costco and were voted ‘Best New Health & Wellness Product’ at the World Food Innovation Awards. Last year they hit 1 million pounds in profit, secured two big investors and Luke was awarded the Amazon Young Entrepreneur of the Year and became a young ambassador for the Princes Trust. They have some exciting ideas in the pipeline this year.
This talk is being held at UEA and is aimed at students, but it is open for businesses to attend. Numbers will be limited.