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Julia Kessler: Winner of the 2024 Great Companies International Women Entrepreneur Award


Name: Julia Kessler

Business Name: Nix & Kix

Location: London, UK

Establishment (Year): 2014 

Category: Manufacturing

Profession/ Specialty: Soft Drinks Manufacturer

Website: nixandkix.com

Social Media: Linkedin


Company Detail:

Nix & Kix, a B Corp certified and female-founded drinks brand, made its debut in 2017 with a resolute mission to redefine healthy refreshment and shake up the soft drinks market. Frustrated with a market saturated by major brands offering products laden with artificial ingredients and excessive sugar, Nix & Kix introduced a tantalizing alternative.


At the core of their brand is a commitment to authenticity and enjoying life's vibrant flavours guilt-free. Their soft drinks, crafted with real ingredients and free from added sugar or sweeteners, offer a refreshingly different experience, enhanced by their unique zing.


And what exactly is this zing? It's the bold and daring kick of cayenne, seamlessly infused into each beverage. This isn't just about adding flavor or a metabolic boost – it's their unique selling point, encapsulating Nix & Kix's essence and their dedication to innovative, health-conscious, and environmentally responsible refreshments.


Unique Selling Proposition or Competitive Advantage:

Their beverages stand out for their use of real, natural ingredients without any added sugars or sweeteners, offering a refreshingly distinct taste experience. The unique zing of cayenne pepper in every drink isn't just a flavour enhancer; it's their signature touch that differentiates their products and embodies their ethos—making Nix & Kix the choice for those seeking delicious, health-conscious, and environmentally responsible refreshments.


Challenges Faced During the Journey:

Julia Kessler was raised in East Germany and left school at 16 without obtaining a degree. At 20, she moved to a new country, the UK, where she has since completed both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees while working full-time. Resilience and perseverance have become second nature to her.


Advice for Women Entrepreneurs:

Her top piece of advice is to focus on one's strengths, trust one's instincts, and surround oneself with people who support and believe in them.








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