Jo Malone is the founder of the high-end fragrance and cosmetics range that bears her name. Today Jo Malone products can be found in upmarket department stores from Saks to Selfridges and in homes, hotels and spas around the world.
Jo left school aged just 14 to care for her sick mother and took on a job working on a beauty counter. In her spare time she began mixing scents in her kitchen and giving them away as tokens of appreciation to friends and neighbours. This eventually gave rise to a complete range of luxury fragrances, bath oils, skin care and scented candles that would become Jo Malone.
Jo scaled Jo Malone into a global luxury brand which she sold to Estee Lauder in 2006 but remained as its Creative Director for seven years. Soon afterwards she started asking herself if she could do it again and launched a new brand called Jo LOVES.
In her inspirational keynote speeches Jo explains how she made it from council house to building and managing her own multi-million pound company. She reveals the successes, the failures, the personal battling with a life-threatening illness and business obstacles and the motivation behind her achievements.
She is passionate about helping entrepreneurial individuals develop their own products for the mass market. She has a clear message for any growing business: “Make sure your people feel secure and encourage them to take risks; only then can you reach a new level.”
"Dear Jonathan - Thank you very much for taking the time to come to Barcelona yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and learned so much from the doctors and speeches although, I have to say the images did make me feel a little queasy !! but what amazing work they do in helping to change people’s lives and help them to recover I hope you enjoyed the day and had a safe trip to France. Thank you again." Kindest regards Jo Malone
“Touching, realistic and full of determination – good insights from an entrepreneur at a late stage”