Thoughts from author: Clemmie Nettlefold

Win tickets to the next chapter of innocent inspires and hear how to become your own boss

This July innocent is hosting a seminar with a difference.

The third chapter in our innocent Inspires series is all about entrepreneurialism.

Richard Reed, co-founder of innocent, will be joined by some of our brightest and best entrepreneurs, including Bec Astley Clarke (founder of Astley Clarke), Eben Upton (co-founder of Raspberry Pi), Jeremy Gilley (founder of Peace One Day), Holly Tucker & Sophie Cornish (co-founders of not on the high and Martin Morales (founder of Ceviche).

Together they will be sharing their stories, tips, successes and failures as they explain how to turn an idea into a business and love the journey it takes you on.

Back in the day (when Richard was still a young, spritely entrepreneur), he and innocent co-founders Jon and Adam wanted to create something that would make life a little bit better and a little bit easier. From this idea innocent smoothies were born.

If you’d like to be in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets to innocent Inspires, just tell us, in no more than 50 words, what you’d make to help life become a little bit better and a little bit easier. It could be a new product, a new business idea or just a new way of thinking. We’ll get Richard to choose his favourites and will email the winners by Friday 19th July.


Our entrepreneurial evening has been and gone, but you can take a look at how it went here:

Win tickets to innocent inspires, a new series of inspirational evenings, tailor-made by innocent


Under the Hall floodlights and with the aroma of deep heat in the air, we will be discussing “how to live well and die old” with our stellar line-up of speakers including the legendary Olympian and real life adventurer, James Cracknell; the TV-GP who has seen it all, Dr Pixie McKenna and London’s running collective, Run Dem Crew.

Join the capital’s finest running team for an (optional) run around West London before taking a seat in the sports hall to find out how we can all get a little bit healthier. Whether you’re sports-mad or a couch potato with an interest, join us to find out what role mind plays in health? How can we stay alive that little bit longer? How many squat thrusts is it possible to do in thirty seconds? Half-time oranges included.

Doors open at 7pm at the innocent sports hall, 187 Freston Road, London, W10 6TH

If you’d like to be in with the chance to win one of the 5 pairs of tickets we have to give away, just let us know what event (real or made up) you’d win an Olympic medal in…

Winners will be announced on Monday 15th April, 2013.  
The winning entrant will be picked at random from a big digital hat.  


12 days of mocktails

It's Boxing Day today, which means there's a strong chance you may have overdone the Bucks Fizz a bit yesterday.

If your head is feeling a bit fuzzy, but you're still want to enjoy a festive tipple, why not take a look at the innocent 12 Days of Christmas mocktails. 

Just click here and enjoy a Christmassy drink that will do you some good too.

some inspiring ideas and tips

Our Rich’s new TV show, Be Your Own Boss, has got us thinking about what inspires us – and we asked you to tell us about your dreams, your tips and any advice you had. We've pulled them all together in a handy downloadable booklet which you can read right here: