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ABOUT US

Poundshop.com is the UK’s largest online pound shop. Since launch in February 2014, Poundshop.com has created a new online shopping solution for customers keen to take advantage of pound shop savings. The huge range of everyday household essentials including cleaning products, batteries, toiletries, kitchen items, snacks, treats and toys is now available with the convenience of home delivery. We are based in Exeter, Devon.

In October 2014, the managerial and marketing teams of the UK’s 2 premier online single price retailers, Poundshop.com and Hereforapound.com joined forces. More exciting plans are only a few clicks away starting with our brand new look website and bigger than ever range of pound shop favourites!

Meet the Poundshop.com team

As well as being the largest UK online pound shop, Poundshop.com is also the only pound shop business to be run by a woman. All of our main UK competitors are run by men, however, with three quarters of pound shop shoppers estimated to be women, Poundshop.com can really claim to understand its target audience.

 

Donna Baker, Managing Director

With a demanding business to run and three children aged 15, 11 and 4, Donna understands only too well the pressures and challenges faced by working mums in the UK. She knows the discount shopping market inside out and is always on the look-out for a bargain to pass onto price concious families! Previously an insurance claim Loss Adjuster, Donna is used to managing finances and negotiating deals for the benefit of clients and customers.

Mark Baker, Operations Director

Mark has been running businesses his entire career.  He started out in the family funeral business at the age of 18. Working his way up, he eventually took over the reins of the company and led his management team through an exceptional growth period. The successful private family business was eventually sold to a public listed company.

Mark now works alongside his wife and business partner Donna on Poundshop.com and is responsible for the day to day operational aspects of Poundshop.com.

Steve Smith, Founder Poundland and Investor

In April 1990 Steve founded Poundland, opening the first store in Burton on Trent. Under Steve’s leadership the company went on to have 1.5 million paying customers per week and over 5,000 employees with a turnover of close to £200 million. Poundland was one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK and Steve was winner of the national entrepreneur of the year award in 1999.

Steve sold the business in 2001 and the company has gone on to turnover £1 billion and float on the stock exchange. Steve has since invested in property transactions, including hotels, residential developments, and commercial outlets. He is co-founder and Chairman of Greenfield Capital, a company which provides bridging and development loans. The business now turns over close to £30 million. Steve has a vast amount of experience and contacts in recruitment, Property, internet, retail, and software. He is a keen investor in Poundshop.com along with his son, Ashley.

Ashley Smith, Investor

Ashley shares his father, Steve’s passion for business. Pound shops have always been a big part of Ashley’s life and his involvement, knowledge and enthusiasm for taking this shopping phenomenon to the next generation makes this a true family business.