Sophie Cornish (born Sophie Vincenzi in London, 11 August 1965) is an author, journalist, entrepreneur and co-founder of notonthehighstreet.com. Cornish lives in London with her husband and two children. She is daughter of novelist Penny Vincenzi.
Not going to university, Sophie began her career as a journalist with the National Magazine Co. for whom she worked between 1984 and 1990 as a health and beauty editor and writer on Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping Magazine.
In 2003, Ebury Press published her book Your Wedding Your Way., a guidebook that gave information to brides and wedding-planners regarding hosting a wedding ceremony and reception event on a budget.
Sophie was born in August 1965, to Penny and Paul Vincenzi. She is the second daughter of four. She met her husband, Simon, when she was 28 and then married him at 35, in September 2001. She had her first son, Oliver, in 1997 and then had her daughter, Honor, in 1998.
Launched in April 2006 by Sophie and her business partner Holly Tucker, notonthehighstreet.com. is an online marketplace for small businesses from the united Kingdom that specialise in craft and design. The website allows consumers to shop for products from artists, designers and independent businesses based in the United Kingdom. Some of the awards that Sophie and Holly have won include Young Guns 2008 and BT Business Essence of the Entrepreneur 2008, as judged by Peter Jones. Sophie and Holly were also named in Marie Claire as two of '23 Women Shaping a Greater Britain'. In 2011, the website was listed as an official honouree at the Webby Awards.
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- ↑ http://www.rbooks.co.uk/product.aspx?id=009193348X
- ↑ http://www.eburypublishing.co.uk/author.asp?author_id=14092
- ↑ http://www.quester.co.uk/Home/SPARK_newsroom/2007/NewMedia_SPARK_invests_in_Notonthehighstreetcom/default.aspx
- ↑ http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/about/awards
- ↑ http://www.stylist.co.uk/stylist-network/sophie-cornish/
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