LSEG 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2015
London Stock Exchange Group's '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain' is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. As well as identifying the UK's most inspirational 1,000 companies, the annual report examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy.
Notonthehighstreet.com is proud to be included in this prestigious report, alongside the nation's most inspiring businesses.
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2014
notonthehighstreet.com has ranked as number 167 in the Deloitte 2014 Technology Fast 500 EMEA. This follows the brand's ranking in the Deloitte Fast 50 UK and means that as well as its UK ranking, notonthehighstreet.com has been recognised as one of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Being a Fast 500 EMEA winner is recognised as a hugely significant achievement and the awards act as a global industry benchmark of accomplishment.
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK 2014
notonthehighstreet.com ranked number 25 in the Deloitte Fast 50, one of the foremost technology awards programmes in the UK, celebrating the UK's Top 50 fastest growing technology businesses.
This is the third time we have made the list following our first win in 2011, (ranked 8th) and our second in 2013 (ranked 12th).
The Future Fifty programme is for selected high-growth companies providing bespoke access to support from Government and the private sector. Announced with the support of The Chancellor and the London Stock Exchange, this TechCityUK initiative exists to further enable the most promising growth-stage businesses to scale and reach their full potential in the UK.
'We're delighted notonthehighstreet.com has been selected as one of the Future Fifty by TechCity. The business has seen phenomenal growth since its launch in 2006, doubling turnover year after year, and we look forward to maximising the future growth opportunities presented by being part of the Future Fifty programme.'
MBEs for Services to Small Businesses and Enterprise
Holly Tucker & Sophie Cornish To be named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list represents a significant achievement. An MBE is awarded for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community. An MBE is also awarded for local ‘hands-on’ service which stands out as an example to other people.
'Receiving this MBE was an incredibly moving experience. Though Sophie and I were there on the day, this award really recognises the passion the entire team at notonthehighstreet.com have shown over the last seven years.'
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK 2013
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is a ranking of the country’s 50 fastest growing technology companies, based on revenue growth over the last five years.
'We are so delighted to have been recognised for the second time as one of the fifty fastest growing technology companies in the UK. Winning this award is testament to our constant drive for innovation.'
Investor Allstars 2012: Entrepreneur of the Year
This award is to acknowledge European entrepreneurs and their contribution to the European economy. Holly and Sophie were praised for their contribution to the entrepreneurial eco-system, their leadership excellence and the future growth potential of notonthehighstreet.com.
“We’re absolutely delighted to have won the Entrepreneur of the Year award – it’s an incredible achievement for both of us and the thousands of female entrepreneurs we support through our online marketplace.”
PayPal Etail Awards 2012: Best Pure Play Etailer Highly Commended
The etail awards celebrate the individuals and businesses that are leading the dynamic growth of this sector and driving the development of new technologies.
‘We are utterly delighted to have been highly commended for this award. It’s a great honour to be recognised alongside such established and successful businesses.’
Media Momentum Top 50
In May 2011, notonthehighstreet.com was placed 16th in the Media Momentum league table, a list of the 50 fastest-growing digital companies in Europe. Holly and Sophie were also presented with the Media Momentum Women of the Year award – testament to their outstanding achievements to date.
“We’re delighted to have been placed 16th on the prestigious Media Momentum list. Being recognised as one of the fastest-growing digital businesses is a massive achievement for notonthehighstreet.com and our sellers. We’re honoured to have been acknowledged alongside some of the most innovative digital companies in Europe.” Sophie Cornish “Leading the way for other female entrepreneurs is something Sophie and I are extremely passionate about, so being presented with the Women of the Year award is a real honour. ” Holly Tucker
The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 2011
The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain's 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. Fast Track 100 is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each December, with an awards event at Richard Branson's Oxfordshire home each May and follow-up regional dinners throughout the year.
‘This award is something we have worked towards for a very long time. That we are ranked alongside some of the most established and successful names in the industry is real testament to everything that we and our sellers work so hard for.’
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK 2011
Now in its 15th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is one of the UK's most prestigious technology awards programmes and is a valued acknowledgement of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. The ranking is determined according to revenue growth over the last five years.
‘To be placed 8th on the Fast 50 is a real milestone for us – not just because of the serious competition, but because the awards celebrate exactly the sort of innovation and entrepreneurship that we promote amongst our sellers.’
First Women Awards 2012: Retail and Consumer
Designed to celebrate pioneering businesswomen and trailblazing ‘glass ceiling’ breakers, The First Women Awards shine a light on those women whose actions and achievements help to remove gender barriers and create opportunities for others.
‘Winning this year was a real achievement for us personally and for our business. Now we’re more determined than ever to continue flying the flag for female entrepreneurship.’
The Wedding Idea Awards 2012
The Wedding Idea Awards have a strong six-year history and have become the biggest consumer wedding awards in the UK. This year real brides nominated their favourite wedding suppliers and the top five companies in each category went forward to a panel of expert judges from the wedding industry, who voted for the winners. Notonthehighstreet.com was voted the Best Gift List for 2012.
‘This is our first award for our wedding gift list service and we are incredibly proud. To win a category filled with long established and respected brands and knowing the award was voted for by real brides and top industry officials makes it all the more special for us.’
The Perfect Wedding Awards 2011
In September 2011, Perfect Wedding Magazine hosted their annual awards ceremony. One hundred of the wedding industry's leading suppliers were invited to the event, at which notonthehighstreet.com was announced as the winner of the award for Best Wedding Details.
‘To be recognised as a company for finding and selling the best wedding styling products is truly an honour. Thank you to our sellers who create such unique wedding details that continue to inspire couples planning unique wedding days.’
Webby Awards 2011
Based in America, the Webby Awards shine a light on the best that the Web has to offer, and are selected by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. We have been chosen as an Official Honoree for the retail category, a commendation that is only given to a small percentage of entrants.
‘The Webby Awards recognise user-friendly, functional and beautiful websites, so to be selected as an Official Honoree for the retail category is a real coup.’
The Telegraph Tech Start-Up 100 2011
The Telegraph's Tech Start-Up 100 list brings together the year’s most promising young technology companies. A panel of expert judges, which included venture capitalists and angel investors, rated notonthehighstreet.com one of the success stories in the ‘Finance, Payments and Ecommerce’ category.
‘We’re thrilled to have made it into the Telegraph’s Start-Up 100 list, it’s a real honour and testament to the hard work and dedication exhibited by the whole team over the past five years.’
ECMOD Direct Commerce Award 2011
For the third year in a row, notonthehighstreet.com has triumphed at the prestigious ECMOD Awards. The awards bring together companies from the UK’s multi-channel retail sector and celebrate those championing the catalogue industry.
'Competition this year was tougher than ever, so to win ‘best all round business or brand’ in our sales category is an amazing achievement, and a fantastic fifth birthday present!'
Online Retail Award Prix d’OR 2010
An Online Retail Award celebrates a retailer’s presence online through a great website experience and credits sites that are the embodiment of excellence. Judges commented on notonthehighstreet.com as ‘an incredibly successful multi-brand, multi-retailer website that sets new standards’ where ‘creativity and innovation has achieved outstanding results; from the design of the site, to the customer experience.’
‘We were delighted to have won three awards in the 2010 Online Retail Awards. To win both the Online Retail Portal Site and Gifts and Greetings categories was outstanding but to be prized with the highest accolade of Prix D’Or is exceptional. We couldn’t have done it without sheer determination, a lot of hard work and of course such a great team behind us!’
Nectar Online Business of the Year Award 2010
Nectar Business Small Business Awards acknowledge best practice, great ideas and outstanding achievements of UK Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This award is judged by a panel of experts, including James Caan, star of BBC’s Dragon's Den and CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw Private Equity.
‘Everyone has worked with such passion and energy to get to where we are today so it is very rewarding for our community to be recognised as a prestigious online company celebrating success even in this current retail climate.’
National Customer Service Award 2010
The National Customer Service Awards celebrate the effort and impact of excellent customer service on customers and business. Our friendly and hard-working customer service team were highly commended as Front-line Customer Service Team.
‘We were extremely proud to receive this commendation for customer service excellence at national level. We value our customers greatly and are committed to providing consistent high levels of customer service.’
ECMOD Business Excellence Award 2009
The ECMOD awards ceremony is the event to celebrate the hard work, flair and commitment of businesses in the catalogue and multi-channel sector. This is the second year in a row that notonthehighstreet.com won the judges’ votes.
‘This award recognises excellence in catalogue, website and telephone ordering services – all areas of huge importance to notonthehighstreet.com – so we’re absolutely thrilled.’
everywoman Award Entrepreneur of the Year 2009
This award seeks to identify the dynamic female talent working at the top of the retail industry and showcase the broad range of career opportunities that retail can offer women, beyond the shop floor.
‘Holly and I were thrilled to win the Specsavers everywoman in Retail Entrepreneur of The Year Award. It was a huge achievement for us and the hundreds of entrepreneurial women our business supports.’
Women of the Future Awards 2009
The Women of the Future awards celebrates high achieving women under 35, who are inspirational in their professions. Patrons include Her Highness Princess Zahra Aga Khan and Cherie Blair.
‘This award has always been a personal goal of mine, I feel very proud of what we have achieved.’
Management Award: 35 Women Under 35 2009
35 Women Under 35: Heroines For Hard Times celebrates women under the age of 35 achieving exceptional success in their field of expertise. Holly was recognised for co-founding notonthehighstreet.com which is on track to turnover £6million by the end of this year.
‘This was a personal goal and it’s great to be recognised as a business woman achieving success in these financially unstable times.’
First Women Awards 2009
Holly and Sophie were highly commended for the Retail and Consumer Award at the First Women Awards 2009; an award which recognises female trailblazers and genuine glass ceiling breakers.
‘We were utterly delighted at being highly commended for this award. It was an honour to be recognised alongside such inspirational women.’
Swift Customer Service Award 2008
The Swift Awards recognise businesses who have quick, reliable and hassle-free customer service. Being nominated by one of our customers made winning the award mean even more.
‘We go to extreme lengths to ensure our customers have a fantastic experience! Our ethos is quite old-school; excellent communication teamed with a personal touch are integral to the success of our business.’
ECMOD Business Excellence Award 2008
The ECMOD awards are the most highly regarded awards in the catalogue and home shopping sector. The awards for Business Excellence throughout 2008 were announced by Dermot Murnaghan, and notonthehighstreet.com won the award for Best Gift Catalogue
‘The catalogue takes so much work from both our Partners and our team, so this award meant a great deal to us.’
BT Business Essence of the Entrepreneur 2008
BT Business Essence of the Entrepreneur competition celebrates the achievements of small businesses that have demonstrated exceptional dedication and have found new directions to succeed in business with the help of technology. A panel of judges, headed up by successful business tycoon Peter Jones, selected 20 inspiring UK entrepreneurs and the winners had the essence of their business captured by renowned photographer Rankin.
'The competition was created to celebrate the successes of small businesses which are pioneering forward with the help of new technology, so we were honoured to win – not just for us, but for all the small businesses that we represent.'
Barclays Startups Women In Business 2008
Startups.co.uk is the UK’s largest independent online resource for budding entrepreneurs and the Startups Awards is one of the leading events on the small business calendar.
‘This award is a success not only for us but also for all the small businesses we work with. Growing almost 300% this year in difficult economic times sends out a bright message for the future of the small business community.’
Young Guns 2008
Young Guns exists to identify the creative professionals who are inspiring, innovative, successful and all under 35. It reveals the UK’s business leaders of tomorrow, today.
‘The decision to launch notonthehighstreet.com was heaped with worries and trepidation. Now, four years on, notonthehighstreet.com is setting standards in the small business sector, bringing opportunities to small businesses who don’t have the finance to set up alone.’
HSBC Start-Up Stars 2008
The HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards is one of the UK’s most highly-coveted small business awards, recognising fledgling businesses who show an inspiring blend of creativity, determination and business acumen.
‘It feels brilliant that we have successfully raised the profile of the UK’s small lifestyle businesses. This London Regional Winner’s award allows us to feel the value of what we are working towards.’
Grazia Regional Winner 2007
The Grazia O2 X Awards is an annual search to find Britain’s brightest new female entrepreneurs. The awards identify inspirational women who are changing the way women live their lives through their enthusiasm, innovation, drive and vision.
‘To be named London Regional Winners is a great personal achievement for us. When we set up notonthehighstreet.com in 2006 we had just 100 small businesses working with us; this figure now exceeds 750, many run by women.’