The big corporate life wasn’t for us
We’d trained together as chartered accountants and became best friends. Now we hit our thirties, with 5 kids between us and counting. Thish is in a director in a NYSE-listed investment bank. Andy’s sales director of a UK consumer business, having previously been their FD. And while we like it, we didn’t love it. Really we’re just wide-boys from South London, and always wanted to run our own thing.
So we quit our jobs, had some awkward conversations with our wives about the loss of good, regular pay checks and off we went. Their Perfect Gift was born as Love From Me, Their Perfect Gift in 2014 with £20,000 in the bank. In October 2015 we raised £150,000 seed investment from friend and family, and we launched our first gift card in March 2016. In October 2016 we raised some more investment, but to date we’ve raised and invested less than £250,000. Yep, we boot-strapped it. We’re accountants, so we know how to look after cash!