Pip Murray, 28, is the founder of this award-winning nut butter brand. She came up with the concept for the brand in 2013 while eating lots of peanut butter to support her marathon training. Following a successful crowd-funding campaign, Pip & Nut landed on the shelves of Selfridges in January 2015. Since then, the brand has gone from strength to strength, turning over more than £3m in its first full year of trading. Pip & Nut is now stocked in over 3000 stores in the UK and Ireland, including Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Holland & Barrett and Whole Foods.
The franchise sector is generally a bit of an ‘old boys’ club. As the founder of a marketing company in this industry, it sits nicely to be female and younger than 60… Integrity and credibility is everything – do the right thing for every client, even if it’s not commercially sensible. They will thank you for it in the end and your referral network will explode!
With women only accounting for 17% of business owners, we need more people like Michelle to ‘rock the boat’ and change these statistics.