LONDON, United Kingdom — Join our special guest speakers Jonathan Petrides; Founder of allplants, Bethany Eaton; Co-Founder of Nush & Owner of Coyo and Amy Thomson; Founder of Moody Month for the latest instalment of the acclaimed Welltodo Founder Series – on Tuesday, 4th December, in London.
Exploring the various facets of launching and scaling a business in the multi-trillion dollar wellness sector in the UK and internationally; industry expert and Founder of Welltodo, Lauren Armes, will host a panel discussion touching on a range of topics including trends and drivers, growth strategies, cultivating a success mindset, and how Eaton, Petrides and Thomson see the $4.2tn* industry developing.
When Is It?
Taking place in London on Tuesday 4th December, this thought-provoking event for innovative brands, startups, influencers and investors in the wellness industry, will be presented in partnership with international law firm Bird & Bird LLP, the leading provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness industry MINDBODY, and boutique investment house Financo.
Who Are The Panelists?
With invaluable insights into how to build a profitable and innovative business, the panelists will reveal how they got started, what it took to build their brands, how they have scaled their respective markets and what opportunities lie within one of the world’s fastest-growing industries.
We’ll be joined by Co-Founder of Nush and Owner of Coyo Bethany Eaton. After experiencing health issues following six stressful and busy years working in the police force, Eaton discovered a new interest in health and nutrition, which lead her to become a qualified Nutritionist. Having started working in her own health practice in London she became passionate about providing a healthy, alternative to yogurt, that was free from soy, dairy and refined sugars –– and so Nush was born. In under two years, the brand has gone on to produce the UK’s first range of almond milk tubes for children and the UK’s first almond milk spreadable cheese style spread. The company is currently projected to turnover £2 million in the next 12 months
While Nush was in development, Eaton made the decision to buy the franchise for Australian yoghurt brand Coyo before launching it in the UK. The coconut milk yogurt is one of the biggest-selling yogurt alternatives on the market.
Joining Eaton, Founder of allpants Jonathan Petrides is on a mission to use bold flavours and hyper convenience to bring more plants onto plates across the UK. Since launching the plant-based meal delivery service from his kitchen in early 2017, the entrepreneur has delivered over 250,000 healthy and delicious meals to doorsteps nationwide and bagged numerous culinary awards for pushing the boundaries. Mad about gathering together brilliant people on a mission – previously launching both Africa’s first mobile bank (M-Shwari), and Kenya’s fastest growing retail healthcare chain (Penda) – Petrides, allplants’ early founding team and angels have built an array of £100M+ food, media and lifestyle brands and manufacturers, and together they’re now driven to change the world for the better through great-tasting plant-powered food.
Completing our inspiring lineup Amy Thomson, Founder of femtech app Moody Month has ambitions to revolutionise the way women understand and approach their moods, by empowering females via a greater knowledge of their monthly cycles. Launched officially in October, following a year in development, the idea for the app came to Thomson after she found herself experiencing burnout, which caused her periods to stop. Having spent seven years at the helm of successful global marketing agency SEEN, which she co-founded in her early twenties, the entrepreneur decided to sell her stake in the business and reevaluate her priorities.
Realising a lack of a monthly period was a warning sign about her health, she consulted nutritionists, personal trainers and experts in hormone health to help her body re-find its balance. But she wanted the information she discovered to be available to all women, for free. Her health journey formed the early inspiration for what would become Moody Month, and after working with an all-female line up of developers and innovators including a cognitive neuroscientist gynaecologist, a GP and a registered nutritionist, the app was ready. Currently available in the UK, Thomson has plans to expand to the US in 2019.
What Are The Networking Opportunities?
Following the 1-hour deep dive discussion with Eaton, Petrides and Thomson, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a 20 minute Q&A session, before mingling with other forward-thinking movers and shakers from the wellness industry.
Sparking a dynamic and unique conversation with successful wellness founders, the Welltodo Founder Series has proven to be an invaluable tool for wellness businesses, no matter their stage of the journey.
Providing industry insights, business strategies, and practical advice drawn from the challenges faced along the entrepreneurial journey, this latest instalment will be no different.
Where Can You Get A Ticket?
For your chance to meet and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, discover what is driving the wellness industry forward and make your ideas grow, grab your ticket here.
*Source: Global Wellness Industry