We are thrilled and excited to announce that notonthehighstreet.com has been listed in both The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 and Deloitte’s UK Technology Fast 50. The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 champions the UK’s top-performing private companies and entrepreneurs, and is based on financial performance. Deloitte’s UK Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 EMEA recognise companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past five years. To win both is testament to the company’s ever-growing strength.
Our Co-founders Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish (pictured above) launched notonthehighstreet.com in 2006 with a vision to provide an original and innovative selling platform for small creative businesses. We now support over 2,000 enterprises, 96% of which are run by women. Female ‘kitchen table’ entrepreneurs selling through the site are seeing increases in sales of up to 280% per year, despite the recession.
Holly Tucker says “It’s very rewarding for our community to be recognised by both awards for our fast growth and success even in this current retail climate. We are proud to be supporting such successful small businesses and to be part of such a notable contribution to the UK economy, especially during an economic crisis. We feel passionately that with so many women setting up thriving businesses it’s essential that the government continues to provide incentives such as tax reliefs and investment.
Sophie and I know the barriers that women can face in the world of business and with small businesses contributing billions of pounds annually; it’s time to start reducing the barriers for home entrepreneurs to help drive the economy. Awards such as these are essential in building business profiles and acknowledging the contribution small and medium enterprises are making.”
With exciting plans in place for 2012, notonthehighstreet.com is building an army of budding entrepreneurs that will play an essential role in reinforcing the UK’s economy.