On Friday 01 May, at the Nottingham Belfy Hotel we are hosting a lunch with Kirsty Henshaw – the young mum who delivered one of the most memorable Dragon’s Den pitches – ever.
24-year-old Kirsty, electrified the den with her passion, commitment and gritty determination to succeed. A mother with two and a half jobs she proved she was prepared to do whatever it took to achieve her dream. After an emotional pitch, Kirsty became one of the youngest entrepreneurs to receive investment – £65,000 from dragons, Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne, for a 30 per cent stake in Kirsty’s Freedom, her frozen dessert business.Just three years later she bought them out and is now embarking on expansion overseas. Now supplying Sainsbury’s and Budgen’s, Kirsty has one of the most successful chilled products on the market. Launching nationwide with ASDA in 2014 took her from a £1.5 million retail brand to £4.5 million.
An inspirational, confident can-do young woman, Kirsty is passionate about nutrition. At the lunch, Kirsty will talk about her entrepreneurial journey and what she has discovered about healthy food along the way. Kirsty emphasizes the importance of building great relationships and knowing your business model inside-out. Kirsty is very focused on building the Kirsty’s Freedom brand and is consolidating her position as one of the most inspirational young businesswomen in the country.
An inspiring event for our new Midlands region. One to make relationships and do business. Not to be missed.
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