In Bristol Holly was lucky enough to be joined by Levi Roots, creator of Reggae Reggae sauce, to hear all about his journey. Born in Jamaica, Levi came to the UK at the age of 11, not being able to read or write, and found himself struggling to find his place in Brixton in the 70’s. In their conversation, Holly & Levi discuss his difficult early years, the decision to turn his life around and the passion and determination that powered him to success today. They also cover his unforgettable appearance on Dragons Den which would go on to supercharge his brand.


About Conversations of Inspiration

As founder of Notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co, Holly has spent the last 16 years growing and empowering small businesses across the UK.

In each episode of Conversations of Inspiration, Holly speaks to incredible founders and top entrepreneurs who share their business journeys and recount some of the biggest lessons they’ve learnt along the way.

Past guests include Richard Reed CBE, Jo Malone CBE, and Joe Wicks, The Body Coach.

The Venue

St George’s Bristol

A creative space for music and ideas, St George’s Bristol is a converted Georgian church, which is now one of the country’s leading concert halls.

Located in Bristol’s West End, just off Park Street, there are car parks close by, numerous bus routes from Temple Meads train station, as well as being a short distance by taxi.

St George’s, Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR

In partnership with

We are so proud to have partnered with NatWest, who have supported Conversations of Inspiration from the very beginning, and who are now helping us bring you our podcast, Conversations of Inspiration Live around the country this year.

Throughout Series 3 we have run the Independent Ad Breaks competition, where each week NatWest have graciously donated their ad space to a different small business; sharing their platform with the independents.

At each Conversations Live recording NatWest will be running a short Ignition session, which brings to life their Pre-Accelerator programme, tailored to empower and support aspiring start-ups to take their first steps on their incredible business journey. NatWest are committed to supporting small businesses, both in person and online. And they’ve just launched Back Her Business, which will help more women raise the money they need to get started.

NatWest are committed to supporting small businesses by providing support both in store or online. Visit NatWest Business Hub for information, tips and advice to help you on your small business journey.