Notonthehighstreet.com was founded by British entrepreneurs Holly Tucker MBE and Sophie Cornish MBE in 2006.
Bringing together more than 5,000 of the UK’s most creative small businesses, this unique online department store offers more than 170,000 original, inspirational lifestyle products, many of which are bespoke and made to order.
Notonthehighstreet.com is changing the face of UK enterprise by supporting growing small businesses offering a route to market for designer-makers who would otherwise struggle for custom or lose out in the battle with high street giants.
The business has grown from a turnover of £134,000 in its first year to £83m in 2013 and has scooped a host of awards, most recently coming 25th in the 2014 Deloitte Fast 50 – the UK’s fastest growing technology companies. This is the third time we have made the list following our first win in 2011, (ranked 8th) and our second in 2013 (ranked 12th).
The firm employs over 200 staff at its headquarters in ‘Silicon-Upon –Thames’ South West London.
The first notonthehighstreet.com book, entitled ‘Build a Business From Your Kitchen Table’, was published by Simon & Schuster in July 2012 and topped the Amazon and Sunday Times Business bestseller charts. Sophie and Holly’s second book, ‘Shape Up Your Business’, was published in July 2014 and follows on from the first book with a 30-day success plan of guidance and daily exercises to help any business fly.
Notonthehighstreet.com is backed by venture capitalists Eight Roads Ventures, Index Ventures, Greylock Partners, Venrex Investment Management and Industry Ventures LLC.