Meet the judges: Vintage Vibe

Vintage Vibe will be one of the judges in the upcoming SME Awards, taking place on 23 June this year in London. Here, we provide an overview of the company…

Cousins Wendy Thomas and Lisa Williamson started Vintage Vibe with investments of just £50 each and the duo’s enthusiasm and drive has taken the company to almost the £1 million turnover mark.

Vintage Vibe started in 2007 Wendy had 20 years’ experience in furniture and home interiors, while Lisa was an internet whizz with a brain for business.

Speaking in a meeting room at Lok’nStore self-storage facility in Tonbridge, Kent, where the duo occupies 3,500 square feet of open pallet space, Ms Thomas said: “I had a retail shop, Back With A Vengeance, and wanted to translate that online.

“People used to come to the shop and like the mix of products and good customer service. We offer great products at discounted prices and offer a lot of interesting, unusual and quirky things.”

Stay tuned to find out what the pair are looking for in an award-winning SME, and if you have not nominated yet, take the time to do so now here.