We are the world’s leading curated online marketplace. Our platform connects small creative businesses with customers who choose a life less ordinary.
Where it all began
Award-winning entrepreneurs Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish founded notonthehighstreet.com from a kitchen table in 2006. The table still exists (it’s in one of our meeting rooms). Their founding ideal is one that we stick to today: to hunt out the most original items from the best creative small businesses, and bring them together in one place, making it easy for people to browse and buy.
How we’ve grown
When we launched there were around 100 creative small businesses on board, many of them working from their own kitchen tables after a full day’s work. Now there are thousands, with more joining every week. And from a single room to an open-plan Modernist building in Richmond, south west London, the number of times we’ve outgrown offices (four, so far) shows how far we’ve come since that kitchen table. In the beginning, you could make tea for our entire staff from one kettle. Not any more – we’re now a team of over 200 people, all passionate about creativity, entrepreneurialism, and tech. As you can imagine, we get through a lot of kettles.
Over the next year we will be investing heavily in our tech platform and building out new components to help with our aggressive expansion plans. One key focus will be implementing a new product model and a system to help our 5,000 partners across the country manage their inventory better, whilst also providing our team more capabilities in terms of building better algorithms from the core product model.
What You’ll Learn From Notonthehighstreet
We’ll ensure that you keep moving forward by organising regular learning lunches, hackathons, technical book clubs and regular guild meetings. Attendance of conferences, meetups, are also actively encouraged as is sharing your knowledge outside of the company by speaking at these events. We genuinely care about your personal and technical development; as an engineer you want to progress in your career and we provide the framework to make sure you do.