As founder of Notonthehighstreet.com and Holly & Co, Holly Tucker MBE needs no introduction. She is the champion of small business and her latest venture is once again testament to that mission.
Two years ago Holly launched Holly & Co in St Margarets in Twickenham. A creative small business hub incorporating a stylish cafe serving yummy cakes and a shop stocking fabulous gifts and homewares made by artisans.
Last week Holly went one step further and opened a deli next door to her cafe filled with delicious produce from small businesses. As the sun sets the deli transforms into an über trendy bar serving craft beers and independent spirits and mixers.
The Co in Holly & Co stands for amongst other things, community, collaboration and congregation. In her own words Holly describes her venture as a modern day community centre.
Holly & Co is a destination, a concept, and a state of mind. You think you’re just popping in for a cappuccino or a craft beer but you’ll emerge inspired by the tangible, the gorgeous products and stylish displays and the intangible, the sheer creative energy of the place. Plans are afoot for an onsite cookery and entrepreneur school too. It will be the most idyllic place to learn new skills.
Holly and her team bring colour to the world of grey business and they have created a space that inspires and nourishes the creative soul. Holly’s mantra is Dream, Dabble and Do. She wants us to believe in ourselves and start the small business that we’ve always dreamt about.
Anything is possible with Holly in our corner and fortune favours the bold!
Words and photos by Tanya Taylor © 2019