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We're excited to welcome regional startup legend Jim Cregan of Jimmy's Iced Coffee in February and although most local entrepreneurs will already be familiar with how Jim and his sister Suzie started their coffee empire, they might not know about the problems, pitfalls, and challenges they faced while scaling to the national household name we all know and love today.
Scaling to a business capable of producing more than 5.5 million drinks a year from outlets including supermarket giants like Tesco and Waitrose doesn't come without its challenges and that's what we want to explore in more detail in this session.
Jimmy's Iced Coffee
Jim is the charismatic face (and beard) of local drinks brand Jimmy's Iced Coffee, which is now stocked in giant outlets like Tesco, Sainsbury's and Waitrose nationwide. Jim is a Bournemouth celebrity and entrepreneurial success story and also has a little experience when it comes to rapping!
Jim is the co-founder and charismatic face (and beard) of Jimmy's Iced Coffee, a Christchurch based drinks brand now stocked in supermarkets and outlets including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Waitrose nationwide. Jim is a local celebrity and entrepreneurial success story and believes in giving back to the area through corporate responsibility initiatives. After trying iced coffee in Australia, Jim teamed up with his sister Suzie to launch a British version of his newly found favorite drink and Jimmy's was born. He is also somewhat experienced when it comes to rapping!