themes at our Work/shop

why are themes important?

Each month we champion a different mission and the entire space at the Work/Shop is reimagined. Everything from the decor, to the products and even the cakes and biscuits are brought to life to reflect the wider mission of Holly & Co for that month.

We believe the brands of the future will be immersive. So, as you step through our doors, you are welcomed into the world of Holly & Co. Passionate champions of bringing the theatre of retail back from years gone by, each month our space is reimagined to bring colour and creativity to the high street.

April 2021:

Every April we celebrate something that has been at the heart of Holly & Co since we began – Community. This year it feels more relevant than ever as shops across the country reopen their doors and we’ve invited Alice Pattullo to be our Artist in Residence as we celebrate the myriad of independents and makers in the UK.

March 2021:
Female Founders

Supporting, championing and empowering women in business is in our DNA, so for March we dedicated every inch in the Work/Shop to highlighting some of the female founders that inspire us. In today’s economical and political climate, the lack of exposure means we don’t always have the role models we need – so let’s change the landscape.

February 2021:
Do What You Love

This month at the Work/Shop our theme is all about one of our core missions; helping everyone build a business, doing what they love! Do What You Love month will explore how to find and follow your passion, identify your niche and create a job that you LOVE.

January 2021:

Our first Work/Shop theme of 2021 was all about HOPE, something we all need to hold onto right now. It’s hard not to feel the weight of all that’s going on in the world, but don’t forget the importance of being hopeful! The Holly & Co team is here to cheerlead you and share tools to help everyone, especially small businesses, stay positive.

November & December 2020:
Campaign Shop Independent


Returning for its fourth year, we transformed the Holly & Co Work/Shop into our campaign headquarters. Our walls were adorned with unique flags designed exclusively for the campaign by an amazing selection of artists, encouraging everyone to vote with their money and shop independent.

October 2020:
Face Your Fear


In October at the Work/Shop we came together to face our fears! In a time where fear seemed to lurk around every corner, we learnt how to recognise and process it.

September 2020:
Be The Change


In September at the Work/Shop we encouraged everyone to be the change! With the air of uncertainty surrounding us all, a sense of disempowerment had settled, but I want to tell you that this is the time to embrace change, and BE the change!

August 2020:


In August at the Work/Shop we celebrated the next generation of Kidpreneurs! The working world 10 years from now will look vastly different to the one we are preparing our children for, it’s time to change that!

July 2020:


To celebrate fully reopening the Work/ Shop, in July we transformed Holly & Co into a giant THANK YOU for all of the Key Workers who are working tirelessly to keep us safe during Coronavirus.