Jane hoping for Sweet Revolution in China
An instant hot drinks business is one step closer to causing a major stir in China after securing UK origin status.
Naturopathic nutritionist Jane Nicholls founded Sweet Revolution at her home near Leeds in 2009. The drinks have now achieved UK origin status, a crucial stage for exporting into China, after tests applied by Chamber International.
The range, which is registered vegan, certified organic, and free from gluten, dairy and refined cane sugar, are being distributed in China by a specialist supplier to health food shops and pharmacies.
Ms Nicholls said: “Being able to export to China is potentially massive for us as it is a very big market and there is huge interest among consumers in healthy eating and the whole ‘free-from’ market. Also the pharmacy chain we are supplying has plans to expand into Singapore.”
Chamber International is an overseas trade specialist. The organisation carried out a series of tests to demonstrate Sweet Revolution’s origin.
“Chamber International has huge practical experience which they applied to our case and they were very good to work with,” Ms Nicholls said.
“I would not have known where to start without their help and advice.”
Ms Nicholls’ two children, Pippa, 23, a dentist, and Alex, 22, a trainee accountant, support Sweet Revolution by running social media campaigns, helping with marketing and assisting at events.
Ms Nicholls added: “We are expecting sales to increase with double-digit growth during the next five years and aim to achieve 25 per cent in sales from exports.”
Chamber International’s Matthew Grandage with Jane Nicholls.