Entrepreneur and Business Speaker
Jo Malone is the founder of one of the UK’s leading Fragrance and cosmetics brands and is an authoritative speaker on entrepreneurship, women in business and customer experience.
Jo started her career as a facial therapist, but she grew to love working with fragrances in her job and created her own scented products in her kitchen at home. Through word of mouth, her exceptional creations attracted a growing following, and she was unable to keep up with demand, and soon set up her first brand – Jo Malone London.
The business has grown and grown, and her products can be found across the world in department stories, through to hotels and spas. Her products grew to become a luxury brand and was sold to Estee Lauder, where Jo stayed on for seven years as creative director.
Jo left the original brand in 2006, but soon wondered if she could do it all again and with a head full of ideas and her natural entrepreneurial flair, a new range was launched called Jo Loves. The collection includes eight new fragrances and two cleverly layered scented candles.
Jo is a highly respected entrepreneur and has appeared on TV on the BBC’s High Street Dreams programme, helping entrepreneurs individuals develop their products for the mass market.
In presentations, Jo explains how she made it from council house to her own multi-million-pound company. She reveals the successes, the failures, the challenges and the motivation behind her achievements. She speaks on –
• Women in Business
• Taking on Challenges & Determination
• Customer Experience
Very inspirational, and driven
Very interesting and moving story
Good story – very emotionally charged
— Crown Business Communications
Jo was good. Although the story was her personal one, she drew enough parallels for it to be meaningful and relevant. The audience reaction was very positive and her personal stories touched people with good parallels for brand/values.
— Lloyd's Register