We’re delighted to announce that Holly and Sophie have been awarded MBEs for services to small businesses and enterprise in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours. Here’s what they had to say:
“We are proud and honoured to receive our MBEs for services to small businesses and enterprise. A dream come true, we are extremely touched to be recognised in this way when we’ve always felt so privileged to have the best job in the world: championing enterprise and small businesses across Britain and abroad.”
“Seven years ago, when we launched notonthehighstreet.com from the kitchen table, we never thought we would now be supporting over 3,500 of our country’s most creative small businesses with one of the UK’s fastest growing online marketplaces. Our MBEs are testament to our thriving small business partners who inspire us every day and whose products are the heartbeat of our company as we continue to support and promote them. We hope it will encourage many other entrepreneurs who have a great idea to have the confidence and courage to get their own businesses off the ground.”
“We would like to thank all our small business partners, customers, staff, investors, those who put us forward for this honour and the many others – not least our own husbands and children – who have helped us make notonthehighstreet.com the success it is today. And of course we thank each other for our friendship and for having the passion, drive and determination to make notonthehighstreet.com fly.”
Huge congratulations to Holly and Sophie, and to every one of our fantastic sellers who join us in celebrating such an exciting achievement.