The Wellness Exchange: Start and grow a wellness business
The Wellness Exchange by Enterprise Nation
If you’re looking to start or grow a wellness business, this online event is for you! Meet retail buyers to hear how to get your products stocked, hear tips from successful entrepreneurs in the industry and learn how to grow your business at this online extravaganza.
If you’re running a clothing, food and drink, supplement, sports, fitness, beauty or homewares business in the wellness sector, this event is for you.
Exchange events put you in touch with brand buyers looking for products just like yours and provide dedicated advice from industry experts to help you grow your business. You can apply to pitch your products to Boots and Planet Organic, live via webcam at the event here.
- Pitch your products to buyers at Boots and Planet Organic
- Hear how to create a brand that stands out from the crowd
- Gain top tips for pitching to retail buyers
- Take away actionable tips for growing your wellness brand on social media
- Understand how to do your own PR
- Hear how to grow your business from industry experts
- Network with like-minded founders in the wellness industry
12.30pm: How to create great branding
In the first session at The Wellness Exchange, hear how to create stand-out packaging with Andi Yanto, design director at White Bear Studio. Andi will share the special recipe for effective branding and packaging from White Bear Studio’s proven creative process. Andi will share top tips to ensure that your product gets on the shelf, and flies off it too.
1pm: Wholesale processes and how to pitch to retail buyers
Joanne Griffin, from The Creative Flow Collective, will share how you can pitch your products to retail buyers and get listed. Joanne offers 1:1 retail mentoring to help you develop your products and grow your sales, all combined with accountability. From establishing your USPs and utilising sales analysis to developing new product ranges, understanding wholesale and more. In this session, Joanne will cover wholesale processes and prices, wholesale documents and approaching buyers.
1.30pm: How to grow your wellness brand on social media
Social media expert Deasha Waddup will deliver a presentation providing actionable takeaways to help you grow your wellness brand on social media, without spending loads of money on ads.
2pm: How to do your own PR and increase your brand awareness
Want to kickstart your own PR, but not sure where to begin? In this session, Rosie Davies-Smith, founder of PR Dispatch, will show you how you can take control of your own PR and grow your brand awareness through media coverage. Rosie Davies-Smith is the founder of PR Dispatch – the UK’s first affordable PR platform dedicated to giving product-based online businesses the tools, confidence, and contacts they need to DIY their own PR.
2.30pm: How to grow a sustainable wellness business
In this session, a panel of experts will share tips for making steps to make your wellness business more sustainable.
- Veronika Vasileva, co-founder, Clarity Blend
- Federica Trimarchi, founder, The Mood Club
- Liz Harper, policy and public affairs manager, Smart Energy GB
3pm: How to make your wellness brand stand out
Ana Green, deputy education manager at Formula Botanica, joins The Wellness Exchange to share how you can make your wellness brand stand out. Ana will provide top tips for creating a brand that stands out, changes your customers lives and keeps them coming back for more.
3.30pm: Ensuring growth for your wellness brand
A panel of business and wellness industry experts and founders will share steps you can put in place to ensure a smooth growth journey for your business.
4pm: Meet the buyer: Planet Organic
Do you want your products stocked in Planet Organic? Al Overton, buying director at Planet Organic will join to share how you can get in touch with the buyers, what impresses them in a pitch and what they are looking for at the moment. Three attendees will also have the opportunity to pitch to Al live ‘on stage’. You can apply here. Applications close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 17 August.
4.30pm: Meet the buyer: Boots
Do you want your products stocked on the shelves in Boots? Kerry Murray, senior buying manager at Boots, will share how you can get in touch with the buyers, what impresses them in a pitch and what they are looking for at the moment. Three attendees will have the opportunity to pitch to Kerry live ‘on stage’. You can apply here. Applications close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 17 August.
5pm: How to grow a successful wellness brand with Kat Pither, founder, Yogi Bare
Kat Pither, founder of successful yoga accessories brand, Yogi Bare, will join The Wellness Exchange to share her business journey and offer her tips for growing a successful brand in the wellness sector.
Created as a brand for rebels and misfits, Yogi Bare is the physical manifestation of the concept of yoga being for everybody and every body. Since 2016, Kat has created an accessible range of innovative, eco-centric products that are designed to galvanize creativity, movement and play. These are not just mats to stand on, but mats that stand for something as the range also supports important mental health and conservation causes.
Our partner GS1 UK will be hosting this session for all attendees to reflect, share, connect and exchange tips on how to grow your wellness brand. It’s the chance to grab a drink, turn your camera on (if you like) and meet fellow wellness entrepreneurs.
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Originally published by Enterprise Nation