Conversations of inspiration – Live in London

We were thrilled to be joined by the wonderful Thomasina Miers, co-founder of Wahaca for our first ever live podcast recording in London. Thomasina’s journey has not been easy: following a ten-year spell of depression, it was a chance meeting that set her on her path to happiness, founding a business doing exactly what she loves.

It was whilst traveling around Mexico, her love affair with food really took shape and she discovered a cuisine she’d never tasted back home in the UK and it was at that moment she decides to bring authentic Mexican cuisine to London. So ensued a steep learning curve with a continued passion and vision to put sustainability and affordability at the very heart of her business.

Seven cookbooks later, a columnist and a 25 strong chain of restaurants, Thomasina shares her words of wisdom and incredibly honest account of her journey with our live audience.

Listen to Thomasina’s episode

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.

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.