A message from our Founder, Amy Wallis
Updated: Jun 17, 2021
“I started Market inn in my parents’ garage. Over the last three and a half years, my team and I have built it into the award-winning agency it is today. An incredible journey of challenges and triumphs.
Market inn specialises in marketing for the hospitality sector, one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic. Over two years ago, pre-pandemic, we began diversifying our client portfolio. But despite that diversification, the impact of the pandemic on the business has been too far reaching, as it sadly has for many SMEs.
I did not arrive at the decision to close lightly. I have poured my heart and soul into the business. Choosing to close it is without the doubt the hardest decision I have ever made. But I am so immensely proud of what we have achieved. My highlights have been filming at the Lincoln Fashion Show, The Ritz, and the Bvlgari; and also my trip to New York for the Tiptree World Bread Awards USA.
We have made a wonderful family of clients; who we have taken great pleasure in working with. The response I have had from clients has been overwhelming. One that particularly touched me was from Caroline Kenyon, Director, The Food Awards Company: “We shall all miss you at The Food Awards Company, your joyfulness, dedication and team spirit have been a delight, as well as your professionalism.”
I feel very fortunate that we are able to end the Market inn journey on a high. None of it would have been possible without the incredible support from my team, clients, and also the wider business community. To all of you, I offer my sincerest and heartfelt thanks. It has been a pleasure and a privilege. And I do hope we can continue to stay connected and support one another. I have genuinely loved building every single relationship and I don’t intend for this to be goodbye!
I’ve learnt many lessons from my Market inn time; not just work ones, but life ones too. And it is through these that I have decided that I want my next chapter to be working for someone else. Doing what and with whom remains to be seen… What is certain, is that I will continue my pursuit of creating waves in a sea of people.
I leave the Market inn doors slightly ajar. But now, it’s time for a new adventure…”