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Do what you love: how to find your own path – Holly Tucker MBE, founder, Holly & Co and Notonthehighstreet

About This Episode

As an entrepreneur and herself a longstanding champion of small businesses with Holly & Co, Holly Tucker speaks to Michael about the role of businesses in delivering a positive and purposeful future. The Notonthehighstreet founder explains why she believes entrepreneurs are the new rock stars, how founders can change the world and why you should trust your gut instinct.

Holly Tucker

Holly Tucker MBE is a British entrepreneur, philanthropist, and UK Ambassador for Creative Small Businesses. She is founder and chief inspiration of the online marketplace, and founder of Holly & Co, a small business advice and inspiration platform. has grown to become an award-winning online marketplace, providing a retail platform for 5,000 curated small creative and entrepreneurial businesses, collectively offering more than 200,000 original and innovative products. Holly was awarded an MBE for services to small businesses and enterprise as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2013.

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Lockdown List

What is a book that has changed your life?

Tribes – Seth Godin.

What are you watching in lockdown?

The Social Dilemma.

What is your lockdown soundtrack?

Lianne La Havas – Bittersweet

Gregory Porter – Probably Me

Billie Eilish – My Future

H.E.R. play “Going” (Interlude) – from Tiny Desk

Dua Lipa – Be The One

In one sentence, describe your new normal.

Is more efficient than ever, every minute of the day I am driving things forward.

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

At the moment Thomasina Miers, the bravery she has shown having to shut down some of her restaurants has been phenomenal. To bringing in sustainability to the heart of her menu – she’s all-round brilliant!

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