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Co-Founder, NIX & KIX
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Due to COVID-19, this is a virtual dinner. Read 'How it works' below for the details. There is no cost to join but guests are invited to make a voluntary contribution to NHS Foodbox Fundraiser for St Thomas' ICU
Enjoy a chance to meet…
Julia Kessler is co-founder of Nix & Kix, a multi-award-winning adult soft drinks brand. A young, health conscious and exciting drinks brand based in London, Nix & Kix produce natural soft drinks without refined sugars, artificial flavourings or additives with a kick from UK grown chillies. They built the company from 0 to over 6000 stockists across the UK, NL and DE and launched in Holland and Barrett, Ocado, Waitrose, Tesco, Bidfood, Foodservice, internationally and restaurant chains! Whilst three years into running the business they did raise investment to further expand, Julia will be sharing all on scaling Nix & Kix from that initial idea to international business, and all on a budget!
Sorry gents, this one is ladies only!
This dinner is perfect for…
Female founders founders and management level at startups. This dinner is not open to service providers / advisors (unless a TableCrowd partner).
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!
The dinner conversation will be…
Now at the forefront of exciting brands reshaping the soft drinks market, they've come a long way from a small shop in Shoreditch in 2014, to 4,000+ outlets throughout the UK and Europe. So if you are looking for inspiration look no further as Julia will be sharing all on:
✓ Building a business from idea to international brand
✓ The importance of defining and refining your USP!
✓ Internationalising your business and understanding cultural differences.
✓ Building a manufacturing and supply chain model from scratch.
✓ Key stories and tips from Nix & Kix.
Who is Julia Kessel?
Julia Kessler is co-founder of Nix & Kix, a multi-award-winning adult soft drinks brand. Nix & Kix was first born in 2014 when friends and co-founders, Julia Kessler and Kerstin Robinson spotted a gap in the market for healthy, low-calorie soft drinks that were not packed full of sugar. They first met on an aeroplane 10 years prior, when travelling from Germany to the UK and the rest is history! Julia’s responsibilities at Nix & Kix include Sales and Operations and her previous experience consists of 13 years in innovation, Supply Chain, Operations and Program Management in various industries.
How it works
Due to COVID-19, this is a virtual dinner. You can dial in from your laptop or phone. Joining details will be circulated to attendees on the day. It is FREE to join but we will be limiting the number of guests at each dinner to ensure the experience works for all. So, we ask for the same respect you would have at a face to face event - turn up on time, don't leave until after the Q&A and tell us if you are no longer able to attend.
A fully hosted experience with knowledgeable speaker and curated group of guests. There will be the usual introductions, talk from our speaker and then a hosted Q&A. Bring your own glass of wine, mint tea or Horlicks!
If you book a place and then can't make it, please make sure you tell us so someone else can take your place!
Julia Kessler is the co-founder of Nix & Kix, a multi-award-winning adult soft drinks brand. Nix & Kix was first born in 2014 when friends and co-founders, Julia Kessler and Kerstin Robinson spotted a gap in the market for healthy, low-calorie soft drinks that were not packed full of sugar. They first met on an aeroplane 10 years prior, when travelling from Germany to the UK and the rest is history! Julia’s responsibilities at Nix & Kix include Sales and Operations and her previous experience consists of 13 years in innovation, Supply Chain, Operations and Program Management in various industries.
NIX&KIX are a sugar tax exempt, vegan soft drinks which come in 4 unique flavours : Mango Ginger, Watermelon Hibiscus, Blood Orange Turmeric and Cucumber Mint, all with a little hint from cayenne. Their range of cans, small and large bottles have successfully launched with Sainsbury's, Bidfood, Tesco, Waitrose, Ocado, Foodservice, food lead chains as well as internationally in Holland and Germany. The Nix & Kix team is still led by both Julia and Kerstin on a daily basis, but they now have a very passionate and determined team, consisting of sales, marketing and operations.
One of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to help you get set up to take part virtually - you can join early if you need a hand! They will then run the event as close as possible to our face to face format - with a few adaptions (no seat move needed!)
All the joining details will be sent to you on the day.
Claire is also the Ambassador for our Women in Business community.
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