“Harry, I’m sorry for being grumpy. I’m sorry for never being there. But I’m doing all this for our future,” she said in her speech last night after receiving her award from Baroness Scotland of Asthal. She also thanked her husband Frank for “allowing her to fly”. Notonthehighstreet.com is a marketplace where independent British businesses can compete in a climate of retail domination by high-street and online giants. Today, Tucker’s company boasts 1,200 seller partners trading 25,000 products and a growth rate of 120 per cent year-on-year. “I still work between 8am and 8pm,” she told Real Business. “I called in sick yesterday but I thought, ‘Who am I kidding, I can’t lie in bed all day’. This business in growing at such an electric pace – I don’t even have time to be ill for an hour!” The company recently attracted over £1m of venture funding and, with over 400 applications to join the site per month, the opportunities to scale the business are endless. Read about the other Women of the Future winners here. Related articles:Behold the women of the future
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