Ask Deborah Meaden a question winner: Sharon Kaye UK-Gardens

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With Linn Academy 2018 just a few days away this coming Wednesday, the 12th of September, we’re thrilled to announce that the winner of two VIP tickets to Linnworks‘ event is Sharon Kaye, Managing Director of UK-Gardens. To win the tickets, retailers were asked to submit the question they’d most like to ask Linn Academy keynote speaker Deborah Meaden. Sharon’s question will be put live to Deborah on stage at Linn Academy and, as holder of VIP tickets, Sharon will be in the front row and also get to attend a VIP small group Q&As with Deborah and any other speakers she wishes to meet.

Sharon Kaye’s question to Deborah Meaden


“As most of us at LW2018 are online retailers predominantly, we are encouraged to embrace Global sales. With your investments, what country did you find the biggest challenge to grow sales in and why?”

About UK-Gardens

UK-Gardens was established in 2012, selling predominantly garden products online from Sharon’s house, until stock took over the whole house, even the trampoline and the shower! They then used outside storage until they took on a warehouse in 2013, expanded 4 times and now have 3 sites in Melbourne, Derbyshire, importing their own products from Europe and the Far East.

With a wide and complex range of products to manage and store, shipping for UK-Gardens involves using 6 different couriers a day. This means UK-Gardens provides a varied challenging workplace, but we offer flexibility and fun to our team of 6, who Sharon couldn’t do without.

Why attend Linn Academy

“Linn Academy was a life changer for us when we first attended 2 years ago. We took on the Linnworks software with 3 months, automated order processing and inventory which has allowed us to run a lean operation. It is a fantastic day out, with speakers who are knowledgeable about the wider industry, particularly what is happening in America and the large sales channels. It also gives you a great opportunity to chat to other business owners who face similar and different challenges to you, which makes you go back to your business and look at it again with fresh eyes.”
– Sharon Kaye , Managing Director, UK-Gardens

Linn Academy After Party

All VIP ticket holders are invited to the legendary after party on a private terrace at the Highline Late Lounge, directly below the VOX conference centre. The after party is for VIP ticket holders, however we hear that sponsors each have a guest list allowance so make sure you ask them if you don’t have a VIP ticket.

Linn Academy sponsors who can get you into the VIP after party as their guest (even if you don’t have a VIP ticket) include: eBay for Business, Hermes, Shopify Plus, InterCultural Elements, Market, Ebusiness Guru, E-Motive, GFS, and xSellco.

Linn Academy 2018 tickets

It’s not too late to book for Linn Academy 2018 and, as a thank you to the Tamebay Community, we’ve snagged a 40% off discount code to get tickets to LinnAcademy 2018. The discount code, exclusively for Tamebay readers, is TAMEBAY40 and you can book your ticket at linnacademy.com

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