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Conversations of Inspiration

Author: Holly Tucker in association with NatWest

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As founder of Notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co, Holly Tucker has spent the last 15 years growing and empowering small businesses around the UK. In Conversations of Inspiration, Holly will talk to a new founder each week to hear the highs and lows encountered whilst building their business, and share some advice and inspiration along the way.
33 Episodes
32. Keith Abel, founder of Abel & Cole - People are the most important thing in business
This week on Conversations of Inspiration, Holly meets Keith Abel, founder of Abel & Cole.A successful and well loved entrepreneur, Keith started his entrepreneurial journey as a salesman selling potatoes door to door, where a chance encounter led him to discovering organic vegetables. At a time when everything grown was covered in chemicals, Keith quickly realised people would pay more for organic, chemical-free produce and so Abel and Cole was born, over 30 years ago. Leading the way in subscription models, Keith shares his business lessons, recounting his highs and lows with a huge dose of humour and charm. But shining throughout, is Keith's passion for nurturing and supporting talent, as well as his commitment and belief that in order to build a successful company, you must also build a strong, passionate team around you.Conversations of Inspiration is brought to you with support from NatWest: visit for information, tips and insights to help business owners meet their goals. **Show Notes*** Jim Carrey's Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation* Conversations of Inspiration episode 19 with Freddie's Flowers* In five years’ time…Royal Mail’s subscription box report unveils key trends for success in the market* Keith mentions the laundry subscription service SMOL* He also mentions houseware brand Joseph Joseph Holly on Instagram:
29. Joe Wicks, founder of The Body Coach - Perseverance and Purpose are the Key to Success
This week Holly meets Joe Wicks, aka the Body Coach, to discuss building a huge social following and a brand, with a purpose.Now a TV presenter and author, specialising in cooking and fitness books, Joe started his career as a personal trainer, but he only experienced success when he started posting 15-second recipe videos on social media. Joe grew his brand to become one of the most followed fitness accounts on Instagram, his first published cookbook _Lean in 15_ was one of the best-selling book in 2015, having sold over 1 million copies. He has also created a "90 Day Plan" with workouts and meals that are tailored to the individual. His empire has grown to employing over 40 members of staff and counting, but with a strong sense of purpose and passion for helping others - it's a business that reaches far beyond instagram.We also talked about how he built his business using social media, but at the core he’s using it all for good. They covered subjects such as fitness, mental health, how he can champion children to be healthier and most importantly, that perseverance and purpose are the two key qualities in being a successful entrepreneur.Head over to to book your tickets to live shows this year!Conversations of Inspiration is brought to you with support from NatWest: visit or information, tips and insights to help business owners meet their goals.  Follow Holly on Instagram:
Comments (6)

Joanne Rasmussen

wow Chrissie's letter to her 15yr old self made me very emotional. I'm a small business owner & I loved listening to her story. Thank-you 💙🙏💙

Apr 10th

sagar karathiya

"The letter" was indeed the best part of this podcast.

Feb 1st

Sara Cook

I completely love this podcast. Thank you Holly for bringing so many inspiring people to my attention. 😍

Oct 10th

Sara Cook

This is wonderful. Definitely inspiring. 😍

Oct 3rd

Neil Holmes

Truely inspirational

Sep 21st

murdoch mac

very inspiring I now want to start my own company

Sep 5th
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