126 episodes

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.

Conversations of Inspiratio‪n‬ Holly Tucker in Association with NatWest

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 947 Ratings

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.

    Living a life less ordinary, with Holly Tucker MBE, founder of Holly & Co

    Living a life less ordinary, with Holly Tucker MBE, founder of Holly & Co

    This week we celebrate the 100th episode of Conversations of Inspiration. In her most in depth and personal interview to date, Holly recounts her own journey. Interviewed by the small business community as well as close friends and family - Holly delves into who, and what, has shaped her journey to date.

    A look back at her childhood and the incredible rollercoaster she has been on since, Holly reflects on the people and places that have shaped who she is today. Recounting some of her lowest moments, greatest lessons and biggest hopes and dreams for the years ahead. 

    Not only an insight into the real Holly Tucker but also a celebration of you, her wonderful small business community, who has always been with her every step of the way. 

    Insightful, revealing and a whole side of Holly not heard before.

    #AD Conversations of Inspiration is brought to you with support from NatWest. 

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

    • 1 hr 29 min
    From supermodel to pub landlady, with Jodie Kidd, Supermodel & Entrepreneur

    From supermodel to pub landlady, with Jodie Kidd, Supermodel & Entrepreneur

    In a rare and candid conversation, Jodie Kidd shares with Holly her journey. A journey full of twists and turns and highs and lows, that ultimately brought her full circle to becoming the proud owner of her local pub.

    Recounting her youth spent growing up in the British countryside surrounded by horses, to the whirlwind life as one of the most celebrated supermodels of her generation; Jodie shares how she has overcome her own mental health battles, discovering the power of saying ‘no’ and her determination to challenge herself to pursue the unexpected.

    Vision, fearlessness and hard work are at the core of Jodie’s story and her fascinating multi-hyphenated career which has seen her take power into her own hands and create a life less ordinary.

    #AD Conversations of Inspiration is brought to you with support from NatWest. 

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

    • 56 min
    Changing the craft landscape, with Sophie Sellu, founder of Grain & Knot

    Changing the craft landscape, with Sophie Sellu, founder of Grain & Knot

    This week Holly talks to Sophie Sellu, founder of Grain & Knot. Born from a love of nature and the need for purpose in creation, Sophie makes beautifully tactile, fully functional kitchen utensils using modern design and traditional tools and methods. 

    After being made redundant and deciding to attend a wood carving course,  Sophie bought an axe and a set of knives and set about carving her own future, by embracing a craft that she loved.

    Embracing ‘slow’ is part of Sophie’s philosophy and she discusses the early days of honing her woodcarving skills, the joy of sharing the mental health benefits of crafting and her desire to build a soulful and sustainable brand.

    #AD Conversations of Inspiration is brought to you with support from NatWest. 

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

    • 57 min
    Taking responsibility to build a life you love with Jake Humphrey, broadcaster and founder

    Taking responsibility to build a life you love with Jake Humphrey, broadcaster and founder

    A familiar face across our TVs, this week broadcaster and founder, Jake Humphrey shares a rare insight into his background and personal philosophies - both of which he credits with finding success today. 

    Growing up in Norfolk, Jake’s childhood was not an easy one after suffering severe bullying at school. After failing his exams and being fired from McDonalds, someone took a chance on Jake and changed the course of this life forever.

    In this conversation, Jake shares his belief that one must take 100% responsibility in life - as well as his family motto to ‘never sit in the comfy chair’ - and how these philosophies have been pivotal in his journey to one of the leading broadcasters in the UK. 

    Honest, heartfelt and emotional this conversation covers Jake’s rise through the BBC to his decision to leave to join BT Sport and start his successful production company culminating in his desire to pay it forward to a new generation.

    #AD Conversations of Inspiration is brought to you with support from NatWest. 

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

    • 59 min
    Holly’s Christmas Special 2020

    Holly’s Christmas Special 2020

    In this festive special, Holly revisits some of her favourite interviews and guests from 2020. Delving back into the archives, Holly is joined by guests including Sir Tim Smit, Kanya King CBE, Paul Lindley OBE, Jacqueline Gold CBE, Lord John Bird, Jay Blades, Samantha Renke and Marcia Kilgore as they reflect on their own personal journeys, their highs, lows and lessons along the way.

    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

    • 39 min
    Flourishing in a traditional industry, with Aron Gelbard, co-founder of Bloom & Wild

    Flourishing in a traditional industry, with Aron Gelbard, co-founder of Bloom & Wild

    This week Holly speaks with Aron Gelbard, co-founder of Bloom & Wild. A founder passionate about making people happy, Aron knew he could only build a brand that evoked emotion. A florist first and foremost, that has broken new ground in an already established industry, Bloom & Wild has set the industry standard where others now follow.

    With little knowledge of either tech development or floristry, Aron pursued an idea that was virtually unheard of. Using technology to deliver thoughtful and empathetic marketing that has since helped grow the brand to one of the most beloved florists in the UK.

    This conversation is a rare insight into creating a company that marries two opposing worlds and how clever use of technology can play a very human role in building a brand.

    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

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
947 Ratings

947 Ratings

FunFair1 ,

Insightful and genuinely inspiring

These interviews are incredible - joyful journeys of discovery to hear about fantastic businesses that enrich the world thanks to the vision of their inspirational founders. Through the frank and open conversations I feel supported, motivated and inspired - thanks Holly and guests 😍

Imakesoap ,

What an inspiration!

I have started my own business 6 months ago and i am facing many challenges, especially in lockdown. Listening to this Podcast has helped me so much! It inspires me, encourages me, makes me laugh and cry at the same time, it’s is so valuable to listen to everyone’s experiences and you can learn so much from it. Highly recommend

Ngibson1982 ,

A boost of positivity and motivation!

Holly is just wonderful and she has the best guests on who share great stories. One of my favourite parts is the letter at the end of podcasts that guests write to their younger self!

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