Inspiring women: Pip Murray

In 18 months, this marathon runner-turned-foodie entrepreneur has secured listings with major stores and got backing from Richard Branson….

Name: Pip Murray
Founded: Pip & Nut in 2013 (launched the company in January 2015)
Start-up elevator pitch: A nutritious nut butter range with no palm oils or refined sugars
Industry: Food and drink
Follow her: @PippaPot

Why is she impressive?

Just 28 years-old, Pip Murray has established an award-winning food brand which is stocked in Selfridges, Ocado, Wholefoods, Sainsbury’s and over 2,000 other big name stores. Having started her eponymous business from a garden shed after gaining inspiration from her love of marathon running, Murray claims to be on set to achieve start-up revenues of £3.3m by the end of 2016 and has extended her nut butter range to include flavours such as coconut, almond, and honey and cinnamon. Last year, the entrepreneur was recognised by Sir Richard Branson as having created one of Britain’s “hottest new food businesses” and won the chance to pitch to buyers at the Target Corporation in the US. Backed by £200,000 in private and equity crowdfunding, Murray is now looking to scale Pip & Nut with European expansion on the cards.

Where can I find out more about Pippa Murray?

Top new businesses of 2015: Pip & Nut
Startups 100 2016: Pip & Nut
Healthy food business: Pip & Nut

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