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As founder of Notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co, Holly Tucker has spent the last 15 years growing and empowering small businesses around the UK. In Conversations of Inspiration, Holly talks to a new founder each week to hear the highs and lows encountered whilst building their business, as they share some advice and inspiration along the way.

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As founder of Notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co, Holly Tucker has spent the last 15 years growing and empowering small businesses around the UK. In Conversations of Inspiration, Holly talks to a new founder each week to hear the highs and lows encountered whilst building their business, as they share some advice and inspiration along the way.

    Finding ‘the gap’ and redefining a sector, with Taymoor Atighetchi, founder of Papier

    Finding ‘the gap’ and redefining a sector, with Taymoor Atighetchi, founder of Papier

    Is it really possible to carve a new genre within a sector dominated by huge brands? Well, Taymoor Atighetchi proves it is. Coming from a long line of antique dealers, Taymoor shares his story, from a teenager selling his wares at Portobello Market to building a digital business that would redefine the stationary sector.

    Successfully blending the worlds of art and technology, Papier’s luxury personalised stationery connects with every important milestone of a customer's life.

    From discussing Taymoor’s vision and his view on creative partnerships to how he has disrupted an industry, Taymoor share’s insightful lessons as he navigates his own journey as he continues to grow Papier.

    Conversations of Inspiration is brought to you with support from NatWest: visit natwestbusinesshub.com/hollytucker
    for information, tips and insights to help business owners meet their goals.

    Follow Holly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollytucker/?hl= (https://www.instagram.com/hollytucker/?hl=en) en

    • 53 min
    SME: SOS with June Sarpong OBE, Broadcaster and Author and Dr Emma Hepburn, Clinical Psychologist

    SME: SOS with June Sarpong OBE, Broadcaster and Author and Dr Emma Hepburn, Clinical Psychologist

    This week we tackle some of the biggest issues facing society and women - from imposter syndrome and feminism, to white privilege and guilt. Both June Sarpong OBE, and Dr Emma Hepburn, break down, step by step, exactly how we can tackle these issues and share the tools for you to use in your everyday life.
     
    SME: SOS is a topical podcast to support small businesses through this turbulent time. Offering advice from experts and founders, this episode is designed to empower and support you through practical tips, advice and real life experiences.
     
    This SME: SOS podcast episode is brought to you with thanks to Dell Technologies. Follow Holly and #SMESOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollytucker/?hl=en

    • 43 min
    Secrets of a Serial Entrepreneur, with Marcia Kilgore, founder of Beauty Pie

    Secrets of a Serial Entrepreneur, with Marcia Kilgore, founder of Beauty Pie

    What is the secret to entrepreneurial success after success - ‘failure’ says Marcia.
     
    From growing up in Canada and losing her father at just 11 years old, Marcia Kilgore talks to Holly about her journey to becoming a serial entrepreneur.

    Hailed by Oprah as one of the most inspiring women she has ever met, this episode follows Marcia’s incredible story. Arriving in New York aged just 18, a twist of fate led to her building her first business Bliss, a celebrity soaked spa. But Marcia didn’t stop there and has gone on to become one of the most successful female entrepreneurs of our time.

    Building five hugely successful companies, including FitFlop and Beauty Pie, in just two decades, Marcia’s drive, vision and innovation have delivered products that women had an instant affinity with and that have changed the face of the beauty industry forever.

    Challenging the status quo, democratising beauty and a personal heroine for Holly, this conversation is truly inspiring.

    Conversations of Inspiration is brought to you with support from NatWest: visit natwestbusinesshub.com/hollytucker
    for information, tips and insights to help business owners meet their goals.

    Follow Holly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollytucker/?hl=en

    • 58 min
    SME: SOS with Kate Halfpenny, founder of Halfpenny London and Alice River-Cripps, founder of Posh Totty Designs

    SME: SOS with Kate Halfpenny, founder of Halfpenny London and Alice River-Cripps, founder of Posh Totty Designs

    With more people starting businesses this year than ever before and this Christmas is set to be the biggest small christmas ever - what is the secret to success? How do you scale, and how do you hold on when it all starts to take off? Just some of the questions Holly explores with Kate Halfpenny, founder of Halfpenny London and Alice River-Cripps, founder of Posh Totty Designs this week.
     
    SME: SOS is a topical podcast to support small businesses through this turbulent time. Offering advice from experts and founders, this episode is designed to empower and support you through practical tips, advice and real life experiences.
     
    This SME: SOS podcast episode is brought to you with thanks to Dell Technologies. Follow Holly and #SMESOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollytucker/?hl=en

    • 39 min
    Turning past failures into future success, with Will Beckett, co-founder of Hawksmoor

    Turning past failures into future success, with Will Beckett, co-founder of Hawksmoor

    Hawksmoor is a restaurant built on strong values but how do you experience fast growth and retain those values as you scale?

    Described by critics and customers alike as world-class and the best in London, Hawksmoor was founded in 2006 by Will Beckett and Huw Gott with the brilliant philosophy that steak isn’t a dish, it’s an institution!

    Right from the start their vision was to offer a superior dining experience in beautifully relaxed surroundings and how an obsessive eye for detail and commitment to their core values has helped build an ethical brand to be truly proud of.

    In this episode we discuss building a strong company culture that allows the individuals to shine, the rocky path to success as well as the vital ingredient to any brand - detail!

    Conversations of Inspiration is brought to you with support from NatWest: visit natwestbusinesshub.com/hollytucker for information, tips and insights to help business owners meet their goals.

    Follow Holly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollytucker/?hl=en

    • 55 min
    Turning Obstacles into Opportunity with Kanya King CBE, founder of the MOBO Awards

    Turning Obstacles into Opportunity with Kanya King CBE, founder of the MOBO Awards

    Founder of the MOBO awards, Kanya King CBE, is an entrepreneur synonymous with breaking down barriers and is a leading champion for social change. Her drive and ambition for a better world, has seen her achieve huge success against all the odds - and her story is truly remarkable.

    Growing up in London, the youngest of nine children, Kanya’s long term success was borne out of a need to survive the harsh realities of growing up in poverty before going on to have a child herself aged just 16.

    Kanya’s vision, drive and innovation have played a major role in bringing black music and culture to the mainstream, not just in the UK but around the world.

    This episode follows Kanya’s truly incredible story, insights and recipes for success as well as her own mantras, plans and ambitions she has for the future as she strives to continue to challenge inequality.

    Conversations of Inspiration is brought to you with support from NatWest: visit natwestbusinesshub.com/hollytucker for information, tips and insights to help business owners meet their goals.

    Follow Holly on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/hollytucker/?hl= (https://www.instagram.com/hollytucker/?hl=en) en

    • 55 min

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