Conversations of Inspiration – Live in Edinburgh

The final live episode of Conversations of Inspiration of 2019 was recorded in front of a live audience in the glorious Edinburgh, with special guest Charlie Gladstone.

As the founder of Pedlars & The Goodlife Experience, Charlie is hugely passionate about design, provenance, supporting makers, and running businesses: but most importantly in helping everyone to ‘Live the Good Life’, and to do what they love.

His company Pedlars exemplifies this approach to supporting small, operating as a beautiful general store & cafe in Notting Hill (as well as an online store); selling unique & vintage homewares, clothing and everything in between.

Charlie’s festival, The Goodlife Experience, is likewise a celebration of ‘the good life’; emphasising the importance of craft, the outdoors and conscious consumption in reaction to the increasingly fast paced and chaotic realities of day to day life.

In their conversation, Holly & Charlie discuss why you should shop with purpose and a consciousness, how to harness an overflowing enthusiasm (as a person and as a business owner!), and most of all, how love and passion can propel you through this journey.

Hear Charlie’s Episode

About Conversations of Inspiration

Notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co founder Holly Tucker MBE has spent nearly two decades growing and empowering small businesses throughout the UK.

Each episode of Conversations of Inspiration sees Holly meet incredible founders and top entrepreneurs to hear their stories, the highs and lows of their journeys, and the letter they would write to their younger self. 

Past guests on Conversations of Inspiration have included Innocent Drinks founder Richard Reed CBE, White Company Founder Chrissie Rucker, and Jo Malone CBE.

The Venue

The Hub, Edinburgh

Located in the very centre of Edinburgh, The Hub is located close to the castle on the royal mile.

The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE

In partnership with

We are so proud to have partnered with The Royal Bank of Scotland, 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.

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

At each Conversations Live recording they 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. Royal Bank of Scotland 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.

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