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ABOUT TASH

Tash Courtenay-Smith is the founder of The Notting Hill Shopping Bag Company and CEO & co-founder of leading London digital marketing agency Bolt Digital.

Tash founded and built the Notting Hill Shopping Bag company, which sells now iconic tote bags to visitors to London’s Portobello Road. Almost half a million bags have been sold to date.

Tash also founded and built the UK’s first, leading and multi award winning digital press agency, Talk to the Press.

After exiting both businesses, Tash went on to build Bolt Digital, which specialises in e-commerce and tech.

Tash sits on the board of the CEW, the UK’s leading trade organisation for beauty brands, is an investor in e-commerce analytics platform Triple Whale, digital first brands Buddy & Lola and Chamberlain Coffee, mental health platform JAAQ, and leads origination for Bolt Angels.

Tash is also an advocate of entrepreneurship and developing business skills in the next generation of entrepreneurs.

A former Daily Mail staff journalist, Tash regularly appears as a commentator for the BBC and GB News. She has expertise and opinions to share on female entrepreneurship, retail, the economy, media and marketing. She is known for her engaging, witty and provocative points of view.

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CEO

Bolt Digital

Bolt Digital is an award-winning growth partnership for e-commerce and tech brands. Bolt Digital is a partner of Shopify, TikTok, Meta, Google, Klaviyo and Recharge and works with brands including The Inkey List, Absolute Collagen, Bacardi, This Works, L’Occitane, Your Zooki and many other consumer brands.

CEO

Bolt Digital

Bolt Digital is an award-winning growth partnership for e-commerce and tech brands. Bolt Digital is a partner of Shopify, TikTok, Meta, Google, Klaviyo and Recharge and works with brands including The Inkey List, Absolute Collagen, Bacardi, This Works, L’Occitane, Your Zooki and many other consumer brands.

CONFERENCE

D2C Live

D2C Live is Bolt Digital’s twice annual conference, bringing together the UK’s leading e-commerce and retail brands, world-class technology platforms and service providers with the sole purpose of supporting brand owners to grow their businesses.

CONFERENCE

D2C Live

D2C Live is Bolt Digital’s twice annual conference, bringing together the UK’s leading e-commerce and retail brands, world-class technology platforms and service providers with the sole purpose of supporting brand owners to grow their businesses.

VOICE

Media & Speaking

Tash has had thousands of articles, interviews and opinion pieces published across national newspapers and women’s magazines.
Television credits include a regular slot reviewing the papers on the LK Today, GB News The Money Show & Channel 4’s Dispatches.
She regularly comments on radio including LBC and Radio 4’s Today Show and continues to write and contribute to print media including the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday as well as industry titles including Cosmetics Business and Retail Week.

VOICE

Media & Speaking

Tash has had thousands of articles, interviews and opinion pieces published across national newspapers and women’s magazines.
Television credits include a regular slot reviewing the papers on the LK Today, GB News The Money Show & Channel 4’s Dispatches.
She regularly comments on radio including LBC and Radio 4’s Today Show and continues to write and contribute to print media including the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday as well as industry titles including Cosmetics Business and Retail Week.

BOARD MEMBER

Cosmetic Executive Women

Founded in 1954, CEW connects all corners of the beauty industry via its 10,500 members worldwide. In her board role, Tash supports education for brands on D2C and digital channels, regularly hosting events, interviews and presenting for the CEW and its membership. Tash is co-founder of the CEW’s flagship Tech Summit.

BOARD MEMBER

Cosmetic Executive Women

Founded in 1954, CEW connects all corners of the beauty industry via its 10,500 members worldwide. In her board role, Tash supports education for brands on D2C and digital channels, regularly hosting events, interviews and presenting for the CEW and its membership. Tash is co-founder of the CEW’s flagship Tech Summit.

EDUCATION

Female entrepreneurship

Tash is a founding trainer for Meta’s #SheMeansBusiness, which is focused on levelling the playing field by ensuring women equal access to tools and networks that will allow their businesses to thrive. The team is part of a team that has trained over 100,000 founders and SME owners a year on how to use Facebook & Instagram for business.

EDUCATION

Female entrepreneurship

Tash is a founding trainer for Meta’s #SheMeansBusiness, which is focused on levelling the playing field by ensuring women equal access to tools and networks that will allow their businesses to thrive. The team is part of a team that has trained over 100,000 founders and SME owners a year on how to use Facebook & Instagram for business.

BIZ KIDZ

Entrepreneurship for children

Tash is an an advocate of entrepreneurship and developing business skills in the next generation of entrepreneurs.
She founded the free platform Biz Kidz to empower kids aged seven to 13 to be future entrepreneurs.
With online lessons in entrepreneurship, vision, mindset, goal setting and problem solving, Biz Kidz is free to access for kids across the UK.

BIZ KIDZ

Entrepreneurship for children

Tash is an an advocate of entrepreneurship and developing business skills in the next generation of entrepreneurs.
She founded the free platform Biz Kidz to empower kids aged seven to 13 to be future entrepreneurs.
With online lessons in entrepreneurship, vision, mindset, goal setting and problem solving, Biz Kidz is free to access for kids across the UK.

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