A little about us...

Holly & Co is a unique concept, the first of its kind. Our aim is to shine a light on the remarkable creatives, small business owners and Artisans who are the backbone of our societies.

We champion the butcher, the baker and the letterlight maker, as much as the illustrator, florist and paper bird artist. We’re here to demystify the grey world of business, once and for all - allowing dreams to take flight. We’ll also inspire in equal measure, through curating untold stories and COnnecting like-minded people.

Whether you’re dreaming about starting a small business, you’re moonlighting every spare minute you get, or you’re already running your own enterprise, we’re here to support you on your unique journey.

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Meet Holly

Hello, I’m Holly. Some might call me an entrepreneur, but I like to think of myself as an imagineer – someone who believes in the impossible and the power of creativity.

After a decade of creating notonthehighstreet.com, one of the first small business marketplaces in the world, I’ve now decided to continue my life’s quest, to bring colour to the world of grey. How? By continuing to believe, champion and shine a light on the incredible talent of creative small business owners and Artisans across the world.

As the UK Ambassador to Creative Small Businesses, I’ll be working to positively influence this creative movement by amplifying the voice of our COs where it matters most, and shouting about their amazing work. I want to make sure that handcrafted doesn’t become a thing of the past, and that talented Artisans have the support they need to continue making a living doing what they love. If you'll allow me, I’m here to be your number one cheerleader.

Her Journey

Who are the COs?

We believe that birds of a feather flock together, so we've set out to build a creative community like no other, a place to share stories, learnings and generally inspire. We call our community members our COs. Here's a little bit from some of them on why they love running small businesses

Hobbs House

Henry & Tom
Hobbs House Bakery

We’re a fifth generation family business, and we want to keep it going for future generations. If we can add our chapter and they can carry it on - that’s job done.
Bread & Jam

Catherine & Jamie
Bread & Jam

The good life is fundamentally spending more time with the kids. It’s really what it all boils down to - family time.
Vinegar & Brown Paper

vinegar & brown paper

Since I started doing this, I’m creatively fulfilled. I feel like I’m winning. It’s good to get to a point in your life where you’re happy and comfortable within yourself.

Florence & James
Petalon & Kennedy City Bicycles

Being a husband and wife team sounds horrendous on paper, but for some reason it seems to work for us. We balance each other out in a practical way, it works really well.

Come and visit us

In a world where everything seems to be moving online and 'face to face' seems to be taking a backseat, we're trying to slow things down and go back to our roots. Introducing the Work/Shop - a place where you can eat, drink, shop and experience everything small business. We'd love for you to come and visit us! Whether you need a shot of inspiration or a seriously good cup of coffee - we're looking forward to seeing you

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