Started at a kitchen table by British entrepreneur founders Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish in 2006, now brings together more than 3,500 of the UK and Ireland’s most exciting creative small businesses to offer over 80,000 original products for sale through a single, easy to use checkout. The aim of is to not only offer customers in the UK and abroad the opportunity to discover products and gifts that are original, either through their uniqueness or by the addition of cutting-edge personalisation, but also to change the face of UK enterprise to support growing small businesses. Through business guidance, events and online support, as well as the site platform itself, offers an affordable route to market for thousands of designer-makers and small businesses that would otherwise struggle for custom or lose out in the wholesale battle with high street giants.

The company now employs over 130 members of staff at its headquarters in South West London. Since launching the company has accumulatively contributed over £200m to the UK economy.

Jenny and Orla

Jenny Hyde and Orla McDonald will be sharing the story of and how founder Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish MBEs have taken their idea from the kitchen table to a multi-million pound business in seven years. They will also provide practical advice and tips on successful online selling.

Jenny is Partner Communications Manager, focusing on supporting’s small business Partners to grow their business. She has a passion for product presentation and will be sharing best practice based on her experience at the company.

As part of the New Business team, Orla is responsible for identifying exciting new products and Partners to join the vibrant community of sellers at She will highlight what the team at look for when sourcing the next top seller.

The Talk

Product Presentation – Making Your Products Look Good Enough To Buy

Jenny Hyde – will be sharing insights and tips and tricks regarding making the most of your product photography.  More information to come soon.