Innocent Drinks founder plots UK-wide free outdoor art exhibition

Innocent Drinks: co-founder plans art exhibition
Innocent Drinks: co-founder plans art exhibition

Richard Reed, Innocent Drinks' co-founder, is leading a project to build the UK's biggest outdoor art exhibition, which will display both famous and unknown works on thousands of poster sites.

Reed, who recently stepped down from the day-to-day running of the smoothie brand after selling up to Coca-Cola, is understood to be personally funding the project. It is expected to run in the autumn.

He has held exploratory talks with several parties, including outdoor-media company Clear Channel and Tate Modern, which is thought to be acting in an advisory capacity to Reed on which pieces of artwork to showcase.

Philanthropy has been a key element of Innocent’s positioning, with the brand pledging to donate 10% of its profits to charity through the Innocent Foundation.

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