notonthehighstreet founder rolls into Cheltenham to celebrate independent businesses

Photo shows: Holly Tucker with Anne Wall
Holly Tucker (l) and Anne Wall of ActionCOACH

A co-founder of the phenomenally successful notonthehighstreet website visited Cheltenham this week and met up with the Head of Marketing at business coach company ActionCOACH Cheltenham,Anne Wall.

Holly Tucker’s notonthehighstreet was acquired by private equity company Great Hill Partners in February this year, following a year of unprecedented growth for notonthehighstreet, in which revenues rose more than 50 per cent. During this time, the company, which supports thousands of the UK’s best independent artisans, designers and boutiques, grew its customer base by almost one million and added four times as many hand-picked small business partners to the site than the prior year.

Holly, now a UK ambassador for creative small businesses, philanthropist and author, is on a UK-wide tour to celebrate small businesses.

Friday June 25th is her first Campaign Shop Independent – Summer, because shopping small isn’t just for Christmas, or in a pandemic.

On that day Holly’s team at Holly&Co wants every adult in the UK to spend at least £1 – but hopefully, many, many more – with independent businesses.

Anne said: “I am a massive fan of Holly’s and she was as inspiring to meet in person as she is in her books. I have followed Holly’s amazing journey as a female founder, the incredible growth of notonthehighstreet, to getting her MBE. I am now a devoted listener to her podcast “Conversations of Inspiration. It was great to meet he and to support her campaign to shop independently”.

notonthehighstreet was founded in 2006 by Holly Tucker MBE and Sophie Cornish MBE, and was previously backed by Index Ventures, Venrex and Eight Roads Ventures, as well as Burda Principal Investments and Industry Ventures.