Richard Reed & Jo Malone
Comparing Notes

What a pairing. Co-founder of the successful Innocent brand Richard Reed, and fragrance guru Jo Malone join forces to serve up some personal wisdom and advice to comfort, motivate and inspire. In If I Could Tell You Just One Thing, Reed has collected stories from some of the world’s game-changers from Bill Clinton to Margaret Atwood, while Jo Malone’s My Story traces her remarkable journey from leaving school with no qualifications, to becoming one of the world’s most successful business women.

Chaired by Cathy Moore, Festival Director

With thanks to Baillie Gifford



Richard Reed studied geography at St. John’s College, Cambridge before starting a career in advertising. A few years later he and two friends left their jobs to found Innocent Drinks. Starting from a market stall, today Innocent produces more than a million smoothies a day and sells them in 17 countries across Europe. Reed is the founder of Art Everywhere and co-founder of the Innocent Foundation and JamJar Investments. He also presented the BBC Three series Be Your Own Boss. This is his first book.

Jo Malone has been described as an ‘English scent maverick’ and the woman responsible for creating some of the world’s most-loved fragrances. Originally a facial therapist, Jo fell in love with fragrance whilst working from her discreet skin care clinic which she set up from her London home. From these artisan beginnings Jo launched her first brand, Jo Malone London which gained cult status around the world. In 2008, Jo was honoured with an MBE for her services to the beauty industry.

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