For over 130 years Beiersdorf has been a leader in innovative skin care. With their unique brands and high quality skin and body care products, they convince millions of consumers worldwide – day by day. The core brands include NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, and Hansaplast. Their vision is to be the number one in skin care in their relevant markets and categories.
Little Moons is a family run ice cream company, set up by Howard and Vivien Wong in 2010 with the mission for everyone to discover a whole new world of ice cream. Little Moons unique ice cream balls are created by wrapping gelato ice cream in a sweet soft layer of dough. Initially Little Moons found success supplying restaurants including Yo! Sushi, Wasabi, Bone Daddies, Tonkotsu and Sushi Samba. Currently Little Moons can be found in stores all over Europe, including Tesco, Waitrose, Ocado, Whole Foods Market & Selfridges Food Hall.
Nomad Foods Europe
Nomad Foods is the market leading frozen foods business in Europe both in terms of sales and brand recognition. Nomad operate in 15 countries, with 10 manufacturing plants, 4,300 employees and pro forma net sales of c €2 billion. They produce, market and distribute branded frozen food products across Europe. The core brands, Birds Eye, Findus and Iglo are synonymous with frozen food across the European continent.
Organix is a children’s food brand, making nutritious baby foods and baby snacks for little ones since 1992. From humble beginnings, Organix have grown into the UK’s number one brand for organic baby and toddler snacks and finger foods, leading the way in delicious, healthier food choices that little ones love and parents can rely on.
At Reckitt, their vision is a world where people are healthier and live better, so they’re always looking for the next breakthrough that can make a difference. Their brands include – Nurofen, Strepsils, Durex, Gaviscon, Dettol, Lysol, Finish, Vanish. They’re the products that protect your world. Reckitt have operations in over 60 countries worldwide, with 40K employees and products are trusted in most markets across the globe.
Higgidy make feel-good family food. Big-flavoured, good-natured, crowd-pleasing meals to enjoy together with vegan & vegetarian choices.
Coca Cola European Partners
Coca-Cola European Partners is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. CCEP is the sole licensed bottler for products of The Coca-Cola Company in Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. They are proud of their brand portfolio and offer their customers a complete choice of soft drinks for every occasion.
Scholl is a household name and has been synonymous with foot care for more than 110 years and remains the most trusted brand in foot care. Their products are designed to help eliminate fatigue, discomfort and pain at the source, to keep moving and enjoy a more active, healthier life.
With a passion for innovation, Burts Snacks are on a mission to deliver quality snack products with exceptional taste and flavour. Burts Snacks manufacture a range of hand cooked crisps, popcorn, compression-popped and flash fried products from their state of the art facilities in Plymouth and Leicester.
The Body Shop
Never afraid to stand out from the crowd and stand up for what’s right, they searched the world for the finest ethically-sourced ingredients to create a range of naturally-inspired beauty products. Today their dedication to business as a force for good is stronger than ever. As part of the Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment, they’ve made it a mission to enrich their products, people and planet. That means working fairly with farmers and suppliers and helping communities thrive through their Community Trade programme, being 100% vegetarian and always and forever being firmly against animal testing.
Amanda Harrington is one of the beauty industry’s most respected and innovative sunless tanning experts Launched in May 2019 – with meaningful backing from all female investors – the portfolio of products is a unique hybrid of cosmeceutical skincare and hyaluronic based colour tints, to create a tan that nourishes the skin, whilst building a realistic glow.
Mars has been proudly family owned for over 100 years. It’s this independence that gives them the gift of freedom to think in generations, not quarters, so they can invest in the long-term future of their business, their people and the planet — all guided by their enduring Principles. Mars believe the world they want tomorrow starts with how they do business today.
Border Biscuits is an independently owned sweet biscuit manufacturer established in 1984 in the Scottish town of Lanark. Sales channels include Grocery, Food Service, Gift and Export. As a family owned business, recipes have been developed with passion and care to create a range of everyday treats that loyal customers love. Border Biscuits is the leading supplier of premium biscuits and their famously fiery Dark Chocolate Ginger is the nations favourite. Border Biscuits recipes start with good quality, well-sourced ingredients and are brought together using tried and tested mixing techniques.
Heineken is the number one brewer in Europe and the number two brewer in the world. They have operations in over 70 markets globally and are the name behind iconic drinks brands such as Strongbow, Bulmers, Heineken®, Foster’s, Kronenbourg 1664 and Desperados, together with a full range of speciality brands. Internationally diverse, dynamic, committed and entrepreneurial team of over 80,000 employees and operate breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries.
The Collective was started in New Zealand by two clever entrepreneurial chefs, Angus Allan and Ofer Shenhav. Their quest was simple… create an extraordinary yoghurt with an unbeatable taste… In 2011 Ofer and Angus joined forces with Amelia Harvey and the late Mike Hodgson to launch The Collective under a joint venture in the UK. The products are now sold by 6,000 retailers across New Zealand and the UK.
At the heart of their business is a network of millions of beauty advisors, the independent Avon Representatives. These micro-entrepreneurs provide millions customers worldwide with trusted, personal beauty advice and products to help them express their individuality. It’s an inspiring community that has been the driving force behind the company for more than 130 years, as they’ve championed women and helped them succeed, in their own way and on their own terms.
Right now children are working illegally on cocoa farms in West Africa. Both adults and children are victims of modern slavery. This is a direct result of the extreme poverty cocoa farmers live in. Tony’s Chocolonely exists to change this. With incredibly tasty chocolate, they lead by example and show the world that chocolate can be made differently.
Glanbia Performance Nutrition are a global performance nutrition brand family with an emerging presence in lifestyle nutrition. Their mission is to inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals. Glanbia Performance Nutrition has a portfolio of nine brands – Optimum Nutrition (ON), BSN, Isopure, Nutramino, ABB, thinkThin, Amazing Grass, Body & Fit and SlimFast. Their products are sold in over 100 countries and their brands are in the top three performance nutrition brands in more than 20 countries
Gozney specialises in designing, manufacturing and selling premium innovative fire and stone ovens with superior performance and unrivalled ease of use and installation.
In 1971 two brothers, Bruno and Sergio, moved to London. Coming from Italy, they were disappointed with the coffee they tasted. ‘Why are you settling for mediocre?’ they asked. And the Costa dream was born. From tiny beans, great big Mochas grow, and for 10 consecutive years, they have been voted the UK’s favourite coffee shop. Since being bought by The Coca Cola Company in 2019 their global growth mission commenced. They now have over 3,800 stores across 32 countries and over 8,300 Costa Express self-service units.
Pots & Co
Founded in 2012 by Julian Dyer, ex chef, who wanted to take exceptional puddings out of restaurants and in to the home. They are fanatical about the best ingredients, ethically sourced and British manufactured where possible. Despite now producing 120,000 ceramic pots and up to 175,000 airline pots every week, they still have that family approach. Pots & Co. has broad appeal and is available in a wide range of outlets in the UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Australia and most recently USA.
Inspired by functional drinks from the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid 1980’s. He created the formula of Red Bull Energy Drink and developed the unique marketing concept of Red Bull. In 1987, on April 1, Red Bull Energy Drink was sold for the very first time in its home market Austria. This was not only the launch of a completely new product, in fact it was the birth of a totally new product category. Today Red Bull is available in 171 countries and over 75 billion cans of Red Bull have been consumed so far.
ZyroFisher is the leading distributor of Parts, Accessories and Clothing to the UK and Irish cycling markets. ZyroFisher represent over 50 world-class brands whose products are chosen, trusted and tested by Olympic Champions, World Champions and leading athletes. ZyroFisher also design and develop the UK's best-selling cycling apparel brand, Altura.
City Pantry started in 2014, to do food at work the right way. Connecting offices and corporate customers to restaurants and caterers across the UK, we are transforming the way people do food at work - whether your teams are in the office or working from home.
From the beginning in 1971, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. They’re not just passionate purveyors of coffee and tea, but everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience.
Wasabi is a fast food restaurant chain based in the United Kingdom, focused on East Asian-inspired fast food, especially sushi and bento. Food is at the heart of what makes Wasabi unique and special. Wasabi food vision is simple – to provide the freshest, handmade, authentic Japanese sushi and bento possible, at an affordable price. Operating primarily in London, England and New York, US, with further branches elsewhere in England as of 2019.
McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) is a global leader in flavour and one of the most respected and familiar names in the industry. In business for 130 years, McCormick manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry—retail outlets, food manufacturers and food service businesses. McCormick partners with the top 10 packaged food and beverage companies as well as 10 of the top 10 foodservice restaurant chains.
The Coconut Collaborative
Founded by serial entrepreneurs who founded and sold GU Puds in the UK. The Coconut Collaborative, made from mighty plants, yogurt and puddings are dairy free, gluten-free, low in sugar and vegan.
Clorox is a global company with leading brands that have become household names: our namesake bleach and cleaning products; Ayudín® and Poett® home care products; Pine-Sol® dilutable cleaner; Fresh Step® cat litter; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces; Brita® water filtration products; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; and Burt's Bees® natural personal care products. We manufacture products in more than two dozen countries and market them in more than 100 countries. Clorox trades on the New York Stock Exchange
Figma is the open design company founded in 2012 by Dylan Field and Evan Wallace. With their cloud-based screen design tool, teams achieve a shared understanding around design without worrying about syncing, exporting or installing software. Anyone involved in the product development process can share always up-to-date files with a link. That makes it easy to collaborate on the latest designs and prototypes and see their code attributes
Soulfresh have evolved from a distribution business in Melbourne to branded food and beverage company with well established operations in Australia, New Zealand and the UK and rapidly growing international business. Established in 2003, by our founder Didi Lo, Soulfresh began bringing real food and beverages to the people, through distributing and selling some of Byron Bay’s best natural and organic produce. Now evolved from partnering with brands and are now creating their very own better-for-you brands, including; Nutty Bruce, Lo Bros. Kombucha, The Milk Thief, The Goods and Pico.
RoC® has been revolutionising skincare since 1957 when Dr. Jean-Charles Lissarrague, a French pharmacist at the Rogé Cavaillès pharmacy, created the first hypoallergenic skincare formulations. For more than 60 years, that has been the foundational philosophy at RoC®, inspiring a history of firsts. The first SPF sunscreen to proactively prevent signs of aging and the first to discover a method for stabilizing retinol. Today, retinol is still one of the greatest anti-aging discoveries in the history of skincare.
Joe & Sephs
Joe & Sephs are a small family business launched in 2010, by Joseph Sopher, his wife Jackie and two sons Adam and Paul, with the mission of producing the best tasting popcorn in the world! They are now stocked all over the world in over 19 countries, across 3000 retailers and now have an innovative range of over 50 popcorn flavours that have won 49 Great Taste Awards!
Body & Fit
Since 2017 Body & Fit is a part of the Glanbia Performance Nutrition – which again is one of the main pillars of the Glanbia Group. Body & Fit is a successful direct to consumer (DTC) online brand with a track record of strong growth. The current consumer base is largely in Germany and the BeNeLux region with a yearly €100 million turnover.
Armitage Pet Care
Armitage Pet Care is the largest manufacturer and distributors of pet products and accessories in Europe, with over 200 years of expertise and many leading brands in their portfolio. Armitage stay ahead of the competition by launching new and innovative products, based on extensive market research with pet owners. These products are branded consistently throughout, making them eye catching and encouraging brand loyalty.
An incubator, accelerator, and curator of today’s beauty brands. FORMA deeply appreciate and genuinely love all things beauty. They celebrate, support, and seek those changing the world through creative expression. Each brand in their portfolio is thoughtfully selected, acquired, or created because of the products it offers, the stories it tells, and the beauty it spreads.
Cafédirect was originally established in 1991 as a Fairtrade pioneer to support small scale growers in developing countries – offering them a fair price for their coffee and tea and a direct route to the UK market. Cafédirect is the UKs first B Corp Certified coffee company.
In 2007 James and Martin started BrewDog with a mission to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as they were. In April 2007, in a godforsaken industrial estate in north east Scotland, BrewDog came howling into the world. A decade of dog, 1000 employees, and two breweries later, they are the fastest growing Food & Drinks company in the UK, one of the Times Top 100 Best Employers, and breaking into international markets like a shark on steroids.
Belvoir Farm nestles deep in the English countryside in the idyllic Vale of Belvoir, where they have been making fruit cordials and presses since 1984, pressing fresh fruit and infusing flowers to mix with spring water. Renowned for their elderflower drinks, they still use the same elderflower recipe developed by co-founder Mary Manners 35 years ago. Today, they have expanded the beverage range to include a wide range of flavours and formats, ranging from Cordials to Sparkling drinks many of which have won multiple awards.
REN CLEAN SKINCARE
‘Clean’ is at the heart of all they do… But what does it mean? For Ren it’s giving you visible results from skincare that isn’t full of sh…ady ingredients. Ingredients that work with your skin, without causing irritation. Ingredients your skin would choose, from sustainable sources and sustainably packaged. In 2015, Unilever added REN into their Prestige portfolio of brands, to help partner the owner founders to fulfil its future potential worldwide.
Mallow & Marsh
Mallow & Marsh want everyone to discover how delicious marshmallow really is! Handmade in the UK with no artificial colours, flavourings or palm oil.
In 2005, childhood friends Mike Kirban and Ira Liran got chatting to two women from Brazil. When asked what they missed most about their country, they replied “agua de coco”, the most delicious and nutritious drink in the world. 15 years later, Vita Coco is the world’s number one coconut water brand and owe that to commitment to continual innovation, ongoing desire to positively impact employees, local and wider communities, and the environment and, of course, the growing community of coconut-loving customers!
When former investment banker Joanna Jensen could not find toiletries suitable for her young daughter’s sensitive skin, she started to make them herself. The Hampshire-based company produces a range of hair and skincare products suitable for babies and children, in particular those suffering from sensitive and eczema-prone skin. The products are stocked in all major UK retailers, including Boots and the big 4 grocers. It became the country’s second-largest baby toiletries brand — behind only the American giant Johnson & Johnson and has recently been awarded SME of the year award at The Grocers Awards.
Firmenich is the largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895. Driven by the purpose to create positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally, Firmenich put science and creativity to work to spread moments of happiness sustainably, shape the future of taste and nutrition, accelerate access to sanitation around the world, while always respecting nature and leading an ethical business.
Vitamin Well AB is a Swedish company that develops and produces functional food and vitamin enriched beverages with a distinct function. In 2008, the very first Vitamin Well products were launched and since then the company has grown substantially and today consists of four brands; Vitamin Well, NOCCO (No Carbs Company), Barebells Functional Foods and NOBE aloe vera represented in the majority of European markets and USA.
tesa is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of technical adhesive tapes and self-adhesive system solutions (more than 7,000 products) for industrial and professional customers as well as end consumers. Since 2001, tesa SE (4,926 employees) has been a wholly owned affiliate of Beiersdorf AG (whose products include NIVEA, Eucerin, and la prairie).
CAFEPOD Coffee Co.
CAFEPOD Coffee Co. is an independent craft coffee business established in 2011. CAFEPOD conceive quality coffee for adventurous coffee drinkers to enjoy at home. CAFEPOD was founded by entrepreneurs Peter Grainger and Brent Hadfield, who wanted to bring happiness to people’s everyday lives and to help them thrive in the hustle, the bustle and the daily grind.
Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and the environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience CRO services.
Oatly is a food brand from Sweden that produces alternatives to dairy products from oats. Oatly turn liquid oats into food and drinks with maximum nutritional value and minimal environmental impact. Oatly was formed in the 1990s using research from Lund University, has headquarters in Malmö and a production and development centre in Landskrona.
InPost has a bold vision to make online shopping greener through the convenience of automated parcel machines. Backed by one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, Advent International, they are redesigning the last mile for e-commerce through a network of automated parcel machines. These lockers are accessible 24/7, enabling customers to collect, send and return parcels any time of day.
Pet Food UK Ltd
Creators of brands such as Barking Heads, Meowing Heads, Bailey Bites. Quality, natural ingredients go into their Pet Food.
In addition to helping you get from point A to point B, Uber is working to bring the future closer with self-driving technology and urban air transport, helping people order food quickly and affordably, removing barriers to healthcare, creating new freight-booking solutions, and helping companies provide a seamless employee travel experience.
Square Enix is one of the most inﬂuential providers of digital entertainment content in the world. In London, Square Enix publishes and distributes entertainment content from the Square Enix Group in Europe and other PAL territories. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of games including: Marvel Avengers, Final Fantasy®, Dragon Quest®, Tomb Raider® and the legendary Space Invaders®.
Charlie set up shop back in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies. Today, the Charlie Bigham’s brand is worth over £70m. They make 43 different dishes at their kitchens in London and Somerset and are proud to grace the shelves of Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Booths and Budgens..
Beko plc is a subsidiary of Arçelik A.S. They have sold over 30 million products since launching in 1990. Beko plc brands include: Beko, Grundig, Leisure, Blomberg and Flavel. Beko is not only one of the leading large home appliance brands in the UK, but also one of the top ten large home appliance brands in the world.
HIPPEAS are a range of Organic Chickpea Puffs embarking on a peas-ful snacking revolution. Founded in 2015, they have offices in Los-Angeles and London. They aim to revolutionise the snacking landscape by promoting health and long lasting social impact, while prompting cultural and behavioural change.
Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands. They own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. They’re a third-generation, family-owned business. In 2018, the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Their global headquarters are in the UK and employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.
RX was started in a kitchen. They couldn’t believe there wasn’t a more nutritious protein bar out there. Maybe they were a little naïve, but they decided to stop talking and try to make it themselves. They called B.S. on protein bars and the result was RXBAR, a disruptive clean-label snack brand. They make protein bars. And other things. From their parents’ kitchen to leading growth in the bar category. RXBAR grew from $565k in total revenue with 2 full time employees in 2013 to $130m in total revenue and 120 full time employees in 2017.
Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion platform and a publicly traded company with over 14,000 employees. Their assortment of almost 2,000 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by their private label products. Zalando serve 15 European markets including Austria, Belgium, France and UK with five fulfillment centres.
Echo’s mission is to radically improve medicines adherence by making it easier for people to get, take and manage their meds. Founded by patients frustrated with the status quo, they’ve assembled a unique team of designers, developers, logisticians and clinicians to build a pharmacy fit for 2020. Echo was recently acquired by McKesson UK (owner of LloydsPharmacy), who they partner with, while remaining fiercely independent.