Husband and wife team, Rosamund and Bill de la Hey, opened Mainstreet Trading Company in 2008. Perfectly timed with a global banking crisis, the rise of ebooks and online selling. Most people thought they were crazy.
Happily it turns out people still want real shops. Now well into its second decade of trading, Mainstreet has won numerous awards including Britain’s Best Small Shop, Independent Bookshop of the Year and Deli of the Year.