Nisha Menon- A Medical Microbiologist turned mumpreneur; who is the Director of Nikasu Foods & Founder of Jack & Chill.
The businesses have an impressive list of clients globally incl celebrity chefs, fine dining restaurants, pub chains, stadiums and high-end health stores!
She was nominated to attend the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit in London & is 3 times Finalist of Croydon Business Awards.
She has contributed and been featured in various press articles incl BBC news, FEMINA magazine,
Empowered Magazine & TELEGRAPH.
She also runs a Facebook Group (UK Importers Hub) which supports over 2.5K businesses who
import goods into the UK.
During lockdown in April 2020, she started her self -titled YouTube channel (now over 100K views) to support aspiring entrepreneurs & Importers, where she shares learnings in her business journey.
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Nisha started her career as a Medical Microbiologist, then turned into family business NIKASU (manufacturing Indian Frozen food products) after her kids were born. She expanded and built the UK and European customer base for the business, alongside managing her family.
In 2019, she launched Jack & Chill with a mission to educate everyone about the versatility of Jackfruit and provide delicious meat alternatives to vegans & vegetarians. Their Jackfruit Burgers, Biryani & Pulled Jackfruit are available to buy from Whole Foods, Planet Organic and over 500+ independent health stores in the UK, Ireland & Europe.
They also supply restaurants, caterers and several well-known manufacturers & foodservice customers.
During the pandemic, the business was massively affected and went to zero sales overnight, plus
holding 10 tonnes of stock for customers! But they gradually pivoted in a few weeks and expanded into Iceland, launched their cookbook on Amazon and started selling online.
She has a passion for motivational speaking, where she inspires young adults, entrepreneurs and small businesses with her story of building resilience, obstacles she faced, the lessons she has learned and how to bounce back when life gets tough!
She also mentors and gives motivational talks to students and aspiring businesses along with giving talks at industry events & exhibitions.
Nisha is the ‘Jackfruit Expert’ and has spoken at various industry events where she shares her insights about the popularity of the most sustainable Jackfruit in the vegan menu.
Creating a Food brand from scratch, Things to know when importing into the UK, How to choose the right product for your business, 20 questions to ask your supplier, How to find customers for your products, Different pricing strategies, 4Ps of marketing, How to bounce back when things get tough, How business taught me to build resilience, My top learnings in my journey from a Microbiologist to an entrepreneur, 6 Business mistakes I made as an entrepreneur, 7 steps to starting your business, Route to Entrepreneurship with learnings.
Nisha’s ability to present information in an engaging, actionable & informative way from her personal story, has inspired audiences from school & university students, aspiring entrepreneurs & business owners from various sectors!
“Year 10 students in two schools have benefitted from Nisha’s powerful TedTalk style presentation in Covid secure presentations where she tells her own career story whilst explaining the different job roles she had before becoming an entrepreneur.
We have had extremely positive feedback from students and their teachers about Nisha’s role modelling and core messaging. Students at one school have adopted her mantra ‘rejection is just redirection’ which seems to have been particularly resonant to them at this stage in their school career.
Very inspirational, loved her energy and interaction. Incredible startup story
Nisha’s story was very compelling and she was very knowledgeable
I enjoyed this activity because it made me learn what the sales industry is like
I discovered that everything new is a learning opportunity
It was motivational and managed to make me further develop ideas of what I want my future to be like and aim for
I learnt that it’s OK to get rejected and take risks because it could lead to new opportunities