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Ben Nichols

Ben Nichols

The Smoothie Entrepreneur

He started his first business at 15 whilst at school and went on to found a smoothie brand at age 17. He grew his business and then used it to spring board himself into a high flying job at one of the world’s biggest food manufacturers. Get Ben to inspire and humour your students and show them there is more than one route to the top.

Ben is a confident, passionate young speaker who will inspire and engage audiences of all ages and fields. He didn't fit the university mould and will tell you how he skipped the degree and went straight to a high flying job. He tells his story of how starting a business at school has led to founding a smoothie brand and how he sold it all across the country. Ben was recently offered an opportunity of a life time to work for Muller yogurts and it’s something he has always dreamt of doing. He discusses his challenges/opportunities that he faced as a young entrepreneur tackling the most competitive industry in the world.

He tells the story of how he set up a bottled smoothie business at the age of 17 and how he turned it into a loved brand which is going in a national supermarket in 2015. He discusses challenges/opportunities that he has faced as a young entrepreneur tackling the most competitive industry in the world.

He was on course for a career in banking when he accidentally started his smoothie business from his parents kitchen. It then went on to become more and more of his life and he decided to decline his university offers (to do economics) to focus on smoothies full time.

He currently spends his time developing his food brands and working as a freelance product/ brand developer for small and large food companies. He loves all things food and drink and was very lucky to fall in to this industry.

Testimonials from Teachers

"The session was great, thank you - I had really positive feedback from my colleagues about the way that Ben presented and engaged with the students. They had lots of questions and found his story really interesting.

We will definitely be in touch to arrange booking Ben again next year!"

– Clare Gardiner, WIT Coordinator, Cokethorpe School

"Ben is a professional speaker who's experience shines through. Even with technical difficulties he did a fantastic job"

– Peter Watson, Lincoln University Business Society Chair

"Ben was great, he's come to our school for the past 2 years and I look forward to inviting him over in 2015"

– Mark Williams, Director of Enterprise, Oxford Spires Academy

"Ben was brilliant, our girls were very keen on him and his story, plus his products taste great too!"

– Sarah Hilton, Headmistress, Derby High Girl's School​

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