Last week we had the pleasure of having Jonathan from Not on the High Street join us in our Brighton studio for the day as part of their 'In Your Shoes' partnership initiative. The concept behind the visit was to give us the opportunity to personally meet a member of the NOTHS team and show them a day in the life of a small business.
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Team Maria Allen Boutique! Meet Maria, Sarah, Katie, Vicky, Claire, Charlotte and Taz (and honorary member Jonathan)
It was great to meet Jonathan and to talk about what being a partner of NOTHS means to us. We reminisced on how Maria started the business and discussed the amazing journey we have taken alongside Not On The High Street since then.
Making Jonathan work hard! Showing him the ropes at MAB
Jonathan certainly participated in a little of everything, from order fulfilment and customer enquiries to creative laser cutting, bespoke designs and photography.
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Having some well-earned tea and cake at MAB HQ
Packing up orders after a busy day
It's great to feel so involved with NOTHS and we had a wonderful time showing their team member what it's like to be a partner and run a small business.
Thanks to Not on The High Street for creating such a great initiative, we had an amazing day and it really brought home how special running a small independent business is. We wish we could have Jonathan here all the time (and tea and cake parties!) but now it's back to work for us!