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17:15 14 October 2010

UCL Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series - Innocent Drinks


Roberts G06 Lecture Theatre | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Richard Reed, Co-Founder, Innocent Drinks, Richard Reed is the co-founder of Innocent drinks, the UK's fastest growing food and drinks company and the no.1 smoothie brand in the UK. The business was started in May 1999 and has a turnover of over £100m, selling over 2 million smoothies a week. Innocent drinks is not Richard Reed's first enterprise. In fact, Richard's entrepreneurial career started earlier than most, when he began washing windows for his neighbors at the age of 8. Following a brief spell of selling Smurf stickers at junior school (until his teachers caught him), Richard retired from the coalface of self-employment, aged 12. However, a summer job picking up dog biscuits in a pet food factory soon reminded Richard of the joys of working for himself, and led him to set up a summer gardening business called Two Men Went to Mow, employing his school friends....

UCL's Department of Management Science and Innovation and UCL Advances organises a series of guest lectures from leading entrepreneurs and investors. These will be held every Thursday evening (during term time) starting at 17:15pm.

This week's guest is Richard Reed, the Co-Founder of Innocent Drinks.


UCL Advances
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