Sahar Hashemi

COFFEE REPUBLIC FOUNDER AND CREATOR OF SKINNY CANDY

Sahar Hashemi

The most successful businesses are created by the greatest thinkers and Sahar Hashemi is up there with the best of them. Director magazine has her in its list of Top 10 Original Thinkers.

As a motivational speaker, Sahar is able to explain to audiences how she founded the highly successful Coffee Republic – the coffee bar that grew to 110 outlets and a £30m turnover – then went on to create a range of sugar-free sweets called Skinny Candy in 2005, selling 50% of it two years later to Glisten, the snack foods and specialist ingredients group. Skinny Candy is distributed through Coffee Republic as well as Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Waitrose and Top Shop.

Sahar’s experience of creating a business from scratch is detailed in her book Anyone Can Do It – Building Coffee Republic From Our Kitchen Table, reckoned to be the second most popular book dealing with entrepreneurship. Another of her books – Switched On – encourages entrepreneurial behaviour in staff, with the aim of creating genuinely engaged employees who contribute to the success of a business.

In 2011, the UK government’s Business Secretary at the time Vince Cable sought the advice of motivational speaker Sahar Hashemi as part of an Entrepreneurs Forum and a year later she was given the OBE for her contributions to charity and to the British economy.

To book Sahar Hashemi as the speaker at your event, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or calling +44 1509 85 29 27.

  • Retail Speaker
  • The Switched On Mindset – Igniting Creativity and innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Understanding Brand Value
  • Embracing Change
  • Working Outside your Comfort Zone
  • Diversity
  • After Dinner Speaker
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Event & Conference Host


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