26 July 2022, 14:42 PM
  • From health to risk-taking, a holistic approach is the name of the game for the Re:Nourish founder
5 minutes with Nicci Clark, founder of Re:Nourish

What would you be doing if you weren’t in the food industry? 
I would be running a reflexology practice. I believe prevention is better than treatment, and Eastern medicine and their whole philosophy of the body really works for me. Your body speaks to you and sends you messages every single day. Listen to it, never take it for granted and feed it well. 

What was your first job? 
I was a critical care nurse, which really opened my eyes to how important it is to eat nutritious food and compelled me to start a brand that would make a difference to the nation’s health.

What inspires you?
People who take risks.

What’s the worst job you’ve done?
Four months as a chalet girl when I was 25. It was complete chaos running a 10-person 5* chalet on a job sabbatical. Running a 10-bedded CCU was a lot easier!

What’s your favourite part of the job?
When our souperstar consumers email or tag us in Instagram posts sharing love for our Re:Nourish soups. No better feeling. That and new product development.

And your least favourite?
New launches and tight launch dates!

How about the food industry?
The food industry is such a fascinating topic not just in the UK but globally. This is a very challenging time for all food and drink brands, and I feel there will be many brands that will not withstand these challenging times of price rises, logistic increases and raw ingredient shortages – not forgetting increased labour costs. I love being part of the industry and all the exciting challenges and opportunities it brings – including finding new ways to disrupt the soup industry in particular, and bring badass goodness to our customers at great value.

What would be your last supper?
Macaroni cheese cooked by chef Tom Aitken.

What’s your motto?
Trust your instinct.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
When I was in Japan, they served some pretty unmentionable delicacies…

What’s your favourite book?
The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer.

Sweet or savoury?