My Big Idea #74 – how to set up a healthy breakfast brand

Creator of healthy breakfast range Qnola, young British female entrepreneur Danielle Copperman talks to ASOS editor at large Danielle Radojcin about how she’s gone from modelling (at ASOS, no less!) to wowing the food industry with her super-nutritious quinoa-based granola. And, at the age of just 23, Danielle has managed to get Qnola stocked at the likes of Waitrose and Selfridges, while still maintaining a successful modelling career.

Originally hoping to study nutrition at university, Danielle needed a science A-level. As a result, she taught herself a biology A-level, viewing her studies as a back-up if modelling didn’t work out. In fact, Danielle gained regular bookings – frequently at ASOS – so she didn’t go to university, but instead has since studied for a diploma in nutrition, alongside writing a food blog, modelmangetout.com. Having eliminated gluten from her diet, Qnola was born out of Danielle’s desire to fuel up on a quick-but-healthy gluten-free granola as she went from model casting to...
 

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