Founder of Innocent Drinks & Entrepreneurial Speaker
Richard Reed is best known as the founder of Innocent Drinks, who led their brand identity for 15 years and is a keynote speaker on branding, Entrepreneurship, and innovation.
Richard originally started the company in 1999 with friends Adam Balon and Jon Wright, after selling homemade smoothies from a market stall.
Innocent Drinks gradually became one of the largest juice and smoothie brands in Europe and in 2013, Richard and his co-founders sold their controlling stake in Innocent to Coca Cola in a deal valuing the business at over half a billion dollars.
Richard went on to start JamJar Investments with Adam and Jon; a venture capital fund that has invested in companies including Deliveroo, Graze, Propercorn and Papier.
Richard Reed also set up the Innocent Foundation in 2004 and remains a trustee. The charity invests in food security, local food poverty, breakthrough development, and emergency hunger relief around the world. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) at the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the food industry and charity.
He is the author of If I Could Tell You Just One Thing…Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice. The book was published in 2016 and is a collection of advice from some of the world’s most successful people including President Bill Clinton, Sir David Attenborough, and Stephen Fry.
As a keynote speaker, Richard’s speech topics and themes cover –
• Branding & Marketing
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Customer Service
• Brand Reputation
Richard was a great addition to the conference. His style was relaxed, inspirational and extremely engaging. Very positive feedback!
— Terrapinn Ltd
His message was very relevant and thought-provoking, and he was a speaker many could have listened to for very much longer than the time he was given. We would have no hesitation in booking him again.
Richard brought his slides, and it all worked well, technically; his talk was really great, and we've had some excellent feedback.
— Allen & Over