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Stories

Storytelling is one of the most powerful and effective ways of learning, and is at the
heart of Holly & Co. Our aim is to capture as many as possible, from brilliant
influencers to incredible Artisans, they're sure to keep you creatively inspired.

Flowers from the farm

Through the length and breadth of the British Isles, artisan flower farmers and florists are growing, gathering and arranging home grown flowers and foliage. Flowers...

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Creighton's Chocolaterie

Mother and Daughter team, Lucy & Andrea, began their chocolate journey in 2010. Named after Great Granny Creighton, they opened their first chocolaterie in the...

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LH Designs - Lola Hoad

Lola started LH design in 2014 when she was just 19, after being made redundant from her graphic design job. In this story, Lola reveals...

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Zack McLaughlin - Paper & Wood

Paper & Wood was founded by Zack Mclaughlin in 2015. He creates dramatically beautiful sculptures of birds from little more than paper and wood.

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The Happy News

Emily, creator of The Happy News, has been spreading all that is good in the world and making people smile since founding the newspaper in...

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Denim & Bone

Denim and Bone is the brainchild of Daisy Harkness, an artist and designer who believes that beauty is within everything.

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Veronica Dearly

Veronica is an illustrator known for her quirky and humorous musings about daily life. In this story, she reveals her small business journey through a...

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Vinegar & Brown Paper

Vinegar & Brown Paper is Andy Poplar. An award winning advertising creative, he decided to quit his job because he needed to do something different...

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The Creative Zone - SoSonia

Every creative person has experienced being in “The Zone” at some point. It’s that wonderful place where you can express yourself freely and it comes...

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The Kettle Shed

The Kettle Shed is a loose leaf tea company based in London. Founded by The Tea Lady, Zoe Nixon, her passion is to create unique,...

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Harrow & Green

Tanya & Philip design, create and print all of their products from their design studio in London. They have a passion for all things beautiful...

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The Oak & Rope Company

The Oak and Rope Company specialises in oak gifts that are designed, handmade and engraved from their Kent workshop. Meet founder Jeanette Nieman

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Bread & Jam

Bread & Jam is a small giftware company specialising in personalised products which have a distinct happy tone, founded by husband and wife team, Jamie...

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The Happiest Girl In the World - SoSonia

Sometimes the face we show to the world isn't really how we're feeling inside. SoSonia explores the ups and downs of mental illness in honour...

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Hobbs House Bakery

Hobbs House Bakery was established in the Cotswolds in the 1920’s and are a true family business with five generations of baking experience.

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Petalon & Kennedy City Bicycles

Meet husband and wife team, Florence & James Kennedy. A dynamic duo who make beautiful bicycles and deliver flowers to the people of London using...

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Business Shapers - Jo Malone

Jo Malone MBE is a British perfumer, the founder of Jo Malone London and Jo Loves. Here, she talks about what keeps her inspired after...

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Holes of Happiness - The Pothole Gardener

Holes Of Happiness is a short documentary looking at the reactions of the public to some pothole gardens that have been popping up around East...

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Business Shapers - Sir John Hegarty

Sir John Hegarty is one of the world’s most awarded and respected admen. Over six decades, he has been at the forefront of the creative...

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Big Fish - Packvertising

Perry Haydn Taylor, founder and creative director of big fish, shares his view on the importance of beautiful packaging in advertising.

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The Happiness Planner

Mo Seetubtim tells us about the inspiration behind the Happiness Planner and growing as an entrepreneur

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Do you have a story to tell? We’d love to hear about your journey and the lessons you learnt along the way. You never know who you might inspire by doing so. We want to capture and archive your story in the first ever small business library, where stories are treasured and will still resonate in 100 years.

Please get in touch by emailing storylibrary@holly.co