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 MBE

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, notonthehighstreet.com and founder of Holly & Co, a small business advice and inspiration platform. notonthehighstreet.com 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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Highlights

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Holly as a child growing up in Chiswick

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Holly receiving her MBE from the Queen

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Holly's podcast Conversations of Inspiration

Lockdown scrapbook

WHAT IS A BOOK THAT HAS CHANGED YOUR LIFE?

Tribes – Seth Godin.

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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 and Dua Lipa – Be The One.

Have a listen to the Change Makers Lockdown Playlist.

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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 – shes all-round brilliant!

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to read Holly’s inspirational poem in full.

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WHAT IS YOUR BEST TIP FOR LIFE ?

Life is a competitive endeavor, embrace that reality and compete – not just to be best overall, but the best you can be, including the best team player you can be.

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