Entrepreneurial Speaker & Start Up Speaker
Julianne is the CEO of Creative Nature, the Superfood Brand and Award-winning Business Director, and entrepreneurial speaker.
It was in 2012 aged just 22 that Julianne became the owner and CEO of Creative Nature. With a degree in business management, Julianne took the business back into profit, raised its profile all within 18 months. Her focus was on launching a range of foods that were “free from” – with all-natural ingredients. She did this with just two members of staff.
The brand continues to grow and is now available in Ocado and has become its fastest-growing superfood brand. They have even launched their unique baking mixes so encourage more at home healthy baking.
The snack bars are also available in 1200 Lloyds pharmacies and selected Asda stores, along with their baking mixes.
Julianne Ponan is the youngest winner of the National Natwest Everywoman Artemis Award for Women Entrepreneurs and won 3 awards in FSB Surrey Business awards for Young Person in Business, Real Life Entrepreneur and Overall Winner.
Creative Nature has also received the seal of approval from former Dragons Den star Theo Paphitis awarding them with an SBS Award.
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.
Julianne Ponan speaks on the successes and failures of being a startup entrepreneur and what she has learned from these and encouraged others that they can achieve anything they like as long as they believe and have the determination to do so.
Julianne is a rockstar! After speaking at many of the same events across the country, I’ve come to know Julianne as a friend. Her story of starting a business at such a young age is motivational and inspiring. I recommend all the young people to learn from her, she openly shares her trials and triumphs. What more could you want than an entrepreneur who's been there done that!
— Brad Burton – Motivational speaker
I have always believed in mentoring and coaching, but working with Julianne was different. Gaining a fresh perspective from one of the most ambitious and fearless young female business leaders in the UK gave me invaluable insight and experience. Julianne provided me with an opportunity to really gain an independent perspective on building a viable commercial company, giving in-depth advice and insight. She is generous in her time and in sharing her own experiences (highs as well as lows) as well as being wonderfully supportive when it was needed most! The constructive and stimulating sessions we've had have been of immense value for my business.
— Francis Lucraft - Founder Grace & Green