Conversations of Inspiration Live:
Watch the Highlights

in conversation with
Jo Fairley

At our first Podcast Live stop of 2020 we welcomed the most special guest to our stage – Jo Fairley, co-founder of the organic chocolate brand Green & Blacks. Jo lit up the church and made us cry and laugh, shared such pearls of wisdom from her 30+ years in business and then stayed the whole evening, talking and taking pictures with all who attended.

Leaving school at 16 and becoming the UK’s youngest ever (!) magazine editor by 23, Jo is best known for co-founding Green & Blacks but after selling the company in 2005, she has become somewhat of a serial entrepreneur. Jo has founded numerous other businesses including the award winning Judges Bakery (an organic and natural food store/bakery), The Wellington Health & Wellbeing Centre (a boutique nine-room wellbeing centre) and The Perfume Society.

Jo is a highly-acclaimed motivational speaker and shared her inspirational story of Green & Black’s, alongside her business insights as a brand consultant for a wide range of start-ups and household names too. Make sure you listen to this incredible Podcast Episode!

Conversations of Inspiration

As the founder of Notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co, Holly Tucker has spent the last 15 years nurturing and championing the best of british small business. Her podcast, Conversations of Inspiration, sees Holly meet incredible founders, entrepreneurs, and all around inspirational guests to hear how they built their career, the highs and lows encountered whilst building their business, and share some advice and inspiration along the way.

The Venue

St Wilfrid’s Church, Harrogate

Located a short walk from the centre of Harrogate, St Wilfrid’s Church is a breathtaking Grade 1 listed venue.

St Wilfrid’s Church
Duchy Road

In partnership with

We are thrilled to have partnered with NatWest, who have supported Conversations of Inspiration from the very beginning, to bring Conversations of Inspiration to you as a live podcast event.

Each week on the podcast, NatWest have graciously donated their ad space to a different small business as part of the Independent Ad Breaks competition; sharing their platform with the independents and giving small businesses a priceless opportunity to promote their brand.

Each Conversations Live recording will see NatWest running a short Ignition session, which brings their Pre-Accelerator programme to life. These sessions are tailored to empower and support aspiring start-ups to take their first steps on their incredible business journey. NatWest are committed to supporting small businesses, both in person and online. They have also launched Back Her Business, which will help more women raise the money they need to get started.

NatWest are committed to supporting small businesses by providing support both in store or online. Visit NatWest Business Hub for information, tips and advice to help you on your small business journey.