Renée Elliott

Background

Entrepreneur and organic pioneer I founded Planet Organic, the UK’s first organic supermarket, in 1995. My mission is to promote health in the community. As well as being a full-on mother to 3 young children, I continue to work part-time at Planet, host lectures to budding entrepreneurs, mentors startups, teach healthy baking and write cookbooks.

What skills can you bring as a mentor?

My skills as a mentor are to support, challenge, advise, clarify and accelerate your idea and process.

What makes the difference between good business and a brilliant business?

For me, brilliant business is commercially driven, values led and socially innovative.

If you had your time again in business, what would you do differently?

If I could have done it differently, I wouldn’t have had investors.

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Entrepreneur, founder Planet Organic