For over 130 years Beiersdorf has been a leader in innovative skin care. With our unique brands and high quality skin and body care products, we convince millions of consumers worldwide – day by day. Our core brands include NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, and Hansaplast. Our vision is to be the number one in skin care in our relevant markets and categories.
Uber develops and supports proprietary technology applications that enable independent providers of ridesharing, and meal preparation and delivery services to transact with riders and eaters worldwide. Uber’s disruptive technology, explosive growth, and constant controversy make it one of the most fascinating companies to emerge over the past decade. The almost ten-year-old company soon grew to become the highest valued private startup company in the world.
Heineken is the number one brewer in Europe and the number two brewer in the world. We have operations in over 70 markets globally, which makes us the world’s most international brewer. Heineken is 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.
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.
In 2005, Nick and Camilla Barnard set out to create the world’s most enjoyable muesli. As well as being face-meltingly delicious, this Ultimate Muesli turned out to be incredibly good for you. Twelve years later, it’s still blowing people’s pyjamas off, and it’s been joined by a huge range of Rude Health cereals, snacks and drinks made using the best of the best ingredients.
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
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. We’re not just passionate purveyors of coffee and tea, but everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience.
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. Our products are now sold by 6,000 retailers across New Zealand and the UK.
Nomad Foods is the market leading frozen foods business in Europe both in terms of sales and brand recognition. We operate in 15 countries, have 10 manufacturing plants, 4,300 employees, pro forma net sales of c €2 billion. We produce, market and distribute branded frozen food products across Europe. Our core brands, Birds Eye, Findus and Iglo are synonymous with frozen food across the European continent.
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.
We started RX in our kitchen. We couldn’t believe there wasn’t a more nutritious protein bar out there. Maybe we were a little naïve, but we decided to stop talking and try to make it ourselves. We called B.S. on protein bars and the result was RXBAR, a disruptive clean-label snack brand. We make protein bars. And other things. From our parents’ kitchen to leading growth in the bar category. We 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.
The Body Shop
Never afraid to stand out from the crowd and stand up for what’s right, we search the world for the finest ethically-sourced ingredients to create a range of naturally-inspired beauty products. Today our dedication to business as a force for good is stronger than ever. As part of our Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment, we’ve made it our mission to enrich our products, our people and our planet. That means working fairly with our farmers and suppliers and helping communities thrive through our Community Trade programme, being 100% vegetarian and always and forever being firmly against animal testing.
Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands. We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We’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. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.
At RB, our vision is a world where people are healthier and live better, so we’re always looking for the next breakthrough that can make a difference. Our brands include – Scholl, Nurofen, Strepsils, Durex, Gaviscon, Dettol, Lysol, Finish, Vanish. They’re the products that protect your world. We have operations in over 60 countries worldwide, with 40k employees and our products are trusted in most markets across the globe.
Pots & Co
Founded in 2012 by Julian Dyer, ex chef, who wanted to take exceptional puddings out of restaurants and in to the home. We 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, we 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.
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. Our products are sold in over 100 countries and our brands are in the top three performance nutrition brands in more than 20 countries.
HIPPEAS are a range of Organic Chickpea Puffs embarking on a peas-ful snacking revolution. Founded in 2015 with offices in Los-Angeles and London. We aim to revolutionise the snacking landscape by promoting health and long lasting social impact, while prompting cultural and behavioural change.
Beko plc is a subsidiary of Arçelik A.S. We 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.
Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion platform and a publicly traded company with over 14,000 employees. Our assortment of almost 2,000 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. We serve 15 European markets including Austria, Belgium, France and UK with five fulfilment centres.
OnePlus starts with a group of innovators who saw a gap in the Android smartphone market for well designed phones that users want. Together, they built a global and respected smartphone company that focuses on 2 things: Product and User. OnePlus now has 600 plus employees from over 20 countries with offices in Shenzhen, Taipei, London, Helsinki and Bangalore.
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. We make 43 different dishes at our kitchens in London and Somerset and we are proud to grace the shelves of Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Booths and Budgens.
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: Final Fantasy®, Dragon Quest®, Tomb Raider® and the legendary Space Invaders®.