61. Jimmy’s Iced Coffee
The company bringing ‘awesome, ready to drink’ iced coffee to the UK
Founders: Jim Cregan and Suzie Cregan
Founded: November 2010 (launched April 2011)
The idea for Jimmy’s Iced Coffee came when founder Jim Cregan visited Australia for a year and fell in love with the country’s national craze, iced coffee – drinking it ‘after surfing’, as a ‘hangover cure’ and basically at any opportunity. Upon returning to the UK, however, Cregan soon discovered he couldn’t get his fix of quality iced coffee anywhere and so set out to make his own, founding Jimmy’s Iced Coffee with his sister Suzie, creating ready-to-drink refrigerated iced coffee packaged in a brand oozing with quirky personality. Despite Cregan’s admission that he ‘doesn’t know how to make money’ the product was soon picked up by Selfridges and the delicious drink can now be found on the shelves of major retailers including Waitrose, WHSmith, Ocado and Londis. The next year will see Jimmy’s Iced Coffee push to launch in Tesco with an ambitious target of quadrupling its turnover in the next 12 months.