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Angela Reay

Group Marketing Director

Passionate Change Maker and Nichols Brand Guardian.

I re-joined Nichols in 2018 and during that time it has been wonderful to see the continuous growth and transformation of the business. People and brands are at the heart of Nichols and what makes us such a unique success. The combination of our special culture and portfolio of distinctive brands, provides a winning formula that ensures we are well placed to grow in the future. It is a privilege to work in such a strong, dynamic and ambitious business and be able to shape the next chapter of the Vimto legacy.

My vision for Nichols’s future

Delivering our purpose of Making Life Taste Better across the world in all that we do is central to our business. From continuing to deliver distinctive consumer brand experiences, playing our part in the future sustainability of our planet and celebrating and nurturing an inclusive and diverse environment. I’m passionate about our potential to inspire communities and organisations’ worldwide to make positive choices for the future wellbeing of our planet and people.

What has been your experience working as part of Nichols?

Nichols has a unique and special culture, providing the perfect blend of a blue-chip PLC business and ambition paired with a down to earth, can do, warm and inclusive culture. People are at the heart of the organisation, and opportunities are endless for development and progression as we continue to grow and evolve.

Nichols beverage of choice

My favourite has to be Vimto Original NAS squash with it’s unique, distinctive taste and the added benefits of Vitamin C and D. It’s a family staple at home and loved by my two daughters.


I love spending time with my family in all things nature, from walks in the forests to enjoying the UK coast line. You’ll often find me on the beach in Anglesey at the weekend.

Life before Nichols:

My FMCG marketing career started in Nichols over 20 years ago when I joined as Vimto Brand Manager. I then moved to Muller and more recently Kellogg’s working on some of the UK’s biggest and most loved brands in senior marketing leadership roles. It’s wonderful to be back at Nichols, working with a superb team across a portfolio of distinctive soft drinks brands.

First-ever job:

My first ever job was a cashier at Halifax PLC. Great learning opportunity on the importance of customer service and how to manage your money!