secretleaders | S2E06 Not On The Highstreet Co-Founder Holly Tucker

S2E06 Not On The Highstreet Co-Founder Holly Tucker

Today we are delighted to bring you Holly Tucker, the co-founder of the first marketplace of its kind,, the place to pick up fantastic inspiration and bespoke gifts. Side note: is also very helpful when you’re trying to get back into your mum’s good books and make her happy with a thoughtful hand-designed gift. Just saying! Since stepping away from day to day operations she’s now championing creative business owners through her new venture – Holly & Co.

Like so many businesses, it was set up around a kitchen table shared by her co-founder Sophie Cornish. We dare say this was the inspiration behind her bestselling book, “Build a Business from Your Kitchen Table”, but you know, that’s just a guess!

Hear more about Holly’s inspirational story, as she shares the highs and lows of building one of Britain’s best-loved online marketplaces.

We chat about:

  • Working from the age of 13
  • Creating together with Sophie Cornish at their respective kitchen tables
  • Giving back and helping small businesses thrive
  • Why Holly advises entrepreneurs to trust their internal compasses


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The Secret Leaders podcast features interviews with key figures from the UK tech and creative ecosystem. From entrepreneurs (both early and latter stage), to journalists, VCs - and even royalty - the series profiles those who have helped shape the nation's culture of innovation and growth.

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