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.