Rosamund de la Hey (née Walker, Stanhope 88)

“After 14 years at Bloomsbury Publishing (running children‘s Marketing/PR/Sales), I set up The Mainstreet Trading Company (books, café, deli and home) in the Scottish Borders along with my husband Bill, in 2008. Almost 15 years on, we‘ve won a handful of national prizes, featured in some glossies and somehow survived the COVID retail storm. It‘s always amazing to see the geographical range of our customers, from local Scots to many international visitors. Our children (Wilf 21, Izzy 19 and Archie 16) are enjoying life, scattered across university, gap years and school.”