Julianne Ponan— The Super CEO of Creative Nature, Award Winning Young Entrepreneur and Branding Expert. Julianne has recently won The Guardian’s “Business Leader of the Year 2016 award” and has also been awarded “Young Person in Business Award” by the FSB.
Julianne Ponan became owner and CEO of Superfoods brand Creative Nature aged just 22.
Wasting no time putting her degree in Business Management and Finance into action, Julianne brought the company back into profit within 18 months, raising the brands profile and launching new product lines all with only two members of staff. In the last year, Julianne has taken Creative Nature from strength to strength, launching the brand into high end retailers Ocado and Supermarket Giant Tesco. She is also the youngest winner of the National Natwest Everywoman Artemis Award for Women Entrepreneurs. This coveted award is judged by some of Britains best known business owners including Cath Kidston MBE, Chrissie Rucke MBE (The White Company) and many more. Julianne also won 3 awards in FSB Surrey Business awards for Young Person in Business, Real Life Entrepreneur and Overall Winner 2014.
In her spare time, Julianne has recently become a mentor for Virgin Startup and enjoys helping young entrepreneurs achieve their goals. She uses her own experiences in business and hopes to inspire women to have the drive and the determination to develop their businesses to the next level.