Healthier Brands / Naturelly
The initial product was launched under the brand name Naturelly, listings secured with national retailers including Sainsburys and Waitrose and making sales.
An opportunity for you to invest in the early stage growth of an innovative and easy to understand, “on trend', well-researched and concept proved product range. Multi-award winning including Platinum for best Children’s snack and Dessert voted on by parents and children.
We are now seeking further investment to fund sales & marketing for growth.
Healthier Brands is a family run business by Dean, Joanne and Liam (Dean’s brother) with an advisory board of industry experts.
Our mission is to provide innovative and fun products for active kids that are loved by health-conscious parents.
Our purpose is to inspire parents to help their children have fun and live healthier whilst helping to reduce child obesity by encouraging active play.
Our current strategy is to naturalize the jelly market.
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Being the parents of 2 young girls, the founders Dean Dempsey and his wife Joanne desperately struggled to find fun and healthy treats for their daughters that they would both enjoy when on days out to stop those sweet cravings while out. For the previous 15 years, the founders Dean had been a Marketing Agency Leader and Joanne was a buyer for the likes of Liberty's.
The problem is real! Child Obesity is still on the rise! In some parts of the country, 1 in 4 children now start reception year obese and that trend continues throughout their school years.
Plus, children constantly pester parents for sugary snacks as research finds half of children’s sugar intake is being consumed between meals.
We believe artificial ingredients including sweeteners in products are also a big problem for parents.
We look to offer a product which is convenient, healthy, natural and tastes good. Our marketing positioning is natural & low in naturally occurring sugars made from real ingredients. We believe the opportunity here is tapping into lunchbox market, being a healthy go-to snack after school and a post-sport fruity boost for kids. Plus, a lunchtime & after dinner dessert for health-conscious dieting adults.
Substantial accomplishments to date
Sept 2015 - Launched Naturelly at Speciality Fine Food Fair, chosen as 1 of 6 winners from 320 applied for Grocery Accelerator mentor programme.
October 2015 - Naturelly went live in Wholefoods Market stores.
November 2015 - Live on Amazon.
January 2016 - Selected by Cotswold Fayre (specialist food wholesalers).
April - June 2016 - Secured 150K SEIS FUNDING.
June 2016 - Launched into Boots stores nationwide (however after 2 years and due to change in positioning we no longer supply Boots)
June 2016 - First export to Dubai (Choithrams, Spinneys and Waitrose).
August 2016 - Gold Winner Loved by Parent Awards Best Toddler Snack.
Nov 2016 - Live on Ocado, with Nisa.
January 2017 - Gold Winner Best Children's Snack Loved by Children Awards.
January 2017 - Live with food service wholesaler Bidfood.
March - August 2017 - Secured £250,000 EIS investment.
Aug 2017 - Platinum Winner Best Children's Dessert Loved by Parent Awards.
Aug 2017 - Set up as a supplier with a large supermarket chain.
Aug 2017 - First Export to China.
April 2018 - First Export to Taiwan.
June 2018 - Listing with Food Service Wholesaler Brakes for gym chain Fusion Lifestyle.
July 2018 - Launched into 555 Sainsburys stores.
Oct 2018 - Launched into 204 Waitrose stores.
Nov 2018 - Selected by Government backed start-up loan company as "Small Business Ambassadors."
We outsource 100% of our manufacturing to specialist BRC accredited manufacturers based in the UK. Naturelly is made in Britain.
We buy ingredients for a price cost of goods (COGS), we add a margin and sell to distributors, wholesalers and retailers who in turn add a margin and sell to consumers in grocery stores, cafes, leisure destinations, delis, garden centres or direct to consumers online.
We also offer a 25% off subscription service online.
Use of proceeds
The investment will be used to drive growth and to:
Scale up sales and marketing activities to drive customer acquisition and brand awareness – c.20%.
Trade marketing support with retailers – c.25%.
Recruitment of sales and account managers - c.20%
Research & Innovation for new product development flavours & formats c.10%
. Operational expenses and working capital inc. production and logistics – c.25%.
We aim to become a national family brand and we believe that we will become an attractive acquisition target realising shareholder value through a trade sale.
This investment round will enable us to take a substantial step forward towards achieving our ambition to be in all the major multiple grocery stores by 2020.
Naturelly has loans in totalling £43,900 which will be repayable over the next 4-5 years a business overdraft facility of £25,000. £22.8K of the company's outstanding debt is a trade finance loan for stock which will be repaid immediately through working capital. The remaining loan balance will be paid in monthly instalments over the next four years. Proceeds of this campaign will not be used to repay any loans.
Investor perks are available for investments over:
£50 - 10% web discount - 25% annual subscription discount.
£100 - 20% web discount - 30% annual subscription discount.
£500 - 30% web discount - 40% annual subscription discount.
£1000 - 40% web discount - 50% annual subscription discount.
£5000 - 50% web discount - 50% annual subscription discount.
*Unlimited usage within 12 months. Voucher code sent after funding round complete. Excludes trial pack of 6.
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