Jazz Shapers features interviews with business people who have broken the mould and achieved success in their fields alongside music from the category defining risk takers of jazz. Here, we talk to Jon Wright, a co-founder of innocent, which now has revenues of £250m and sells in 15 different countries across Europe. Jon and his two co-founders sold their controlling stake in innocent to Coca Cola in 2013 with the business valued at over half a billion dollars and they remain on the board as minority shareholders.
At innocent, Jon initially ran the supply chain, developing the businesses processes and systems. When it expanded internationally in 2008, Jon became UK MD and COO of the overall group.
Since innocent, Jon has co-founded JamJar Investments, again with Richard and Adam. JamJar backs early stage consumer-facing businesses.
Jon and innocent’s awards include winning E&Y’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Britain’s Greatest Business at ITV’s Great Britons Awards; National Business Awards’ Small/Medium Business of the Year, and Orange Innovative Company of the Year.
Jon is married with three children and is a trustee of the innocent foundation that gives ten percent of innocent’s profits each year to charity.
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