#MIVReveals - Julianne Ponan
Julianne Ponan, entrepreneur, mentor and speaker, will be joining us on Twitter for #MIVReveals on Wednesday 4th January 2017 at 4pm.
With a degree in Business Management and Finance, straight out of university Julianne started her journey working abroad in Beijing for an investment banking firm.
A year later in 2012 at 22 years old, Julianne was back in the UK and became owner and CEO of Creative Nature a superfood brand. She has suffered from anaphylaxis since she was 2 years old which is why she focused on Creative Nature launching a range of free from foods with good nutrition. Within an 18-month period she had put the company back into profit, raising the brand's profile and launching new product lines.
In the last year Julianne has taken Creative Nature from strength to strength launching the brand into Ocado. Creative Nature is at the forefront of ‘superfood’ and ‘free from’ innovation, launching completely unique baking mixes that push the boundaries of healthy home-baking. Julianne secured a launch into 1200 Lloyds pharmacies (being the only snack bar launched) and selected Asda stores with her baking mixes and snack bars. She is also the youngest winner of the National Natwest Everywoman Artemis Award for Women Entrepreneurs. Julianne also won 3 awards in FSB Surrey Business awards for Young Person in Business, Real Life Entrepreneur and Overall Winner, she was Director of the Year at the Toast of Surrey Awards and was voted by the public as the Guardians Leader of the Year.
Creative Nature has also received the seal of approval from former Dragons Den star Theo Paphitus awarding them with an SBS Award.
In her spare time, Julianne is also a mentor for Virgin Startup, keynote speaker and enjoys helping young entrepreneurs achieve their goals with particular focus in the food/retail industry.
If you want to hear more from Julianne Ponan, then tune into our Twitter interview on Wednesday 4th January 2017 at 4pm, following the hashtag #MIVReveals.
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