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Chrismas Gift Guide and Christmas Present Ideas
Meet Lou and Steph, the dynamic founders of needi, a thriving tech startup based in Manchester. Their innovative gift-matching service, powered by AI and psychology, is a game-changer for busy parents, business owners and people who love supporting local independent businesses.
Having led large corporate sales teams in their previous careers, Lou and Steph intimately understand the challenges parents face when balancing professional success with family life. They know the stress of finding that perfect gift to show appreciation to your team or clients, and the hassle of dealing with complex logistics like international shipping. They recognized the need for a more convenient and heartwarming way to shop online, one that spreads joy through thoughtful and responsible gifting.
Failure was never an option for these determined entrepreneurs. In just two years since launching, they’ve achieved incredible milestones…
Investment and Innovation: They secured significant investment from a venture capitalist to advance their gift-matching technology and kickstart phase two of their platform.
Exclusive Partnerships: needi is now the exclusive gifting provider for prestigious businesses in the FT100 and global powerhouses.
Team Growth and Family Expansions: Their team of gift aficionados has grown to ten members, and the most exciting part? Lou and Steph both welcomed three new babies into the world (including twins!) while running their successful startup. They’re breaking the mold for women in business, showing that success and parenthood can coexist harmoniously.
Supporting Small Businesses: Their clear vision is to support small businesses, foster meaningful connections, and deliver endless joy through meaningful gifts.
Thanks to their cutting-edge Gift Matching service, thoughtful gift givers, and video gift messaging, they’re achieving their vision and more. Today, needi offers you a stress-free and impactful way to shop for your loved ones, whether at home or in the office. Their platform boasts thousands of thoughtful gifts and highlights numerous outstanding independent businesses.
At the heart of needi are its people, from extraordinary independent businesses to their incredible gift-matching team. Their shared passion for people, the planet, and the power of gift-giving creates a shopping experience like no other.
Join the needi gifting revolution and experience the joy of meaningful shopping with Lou and Steph.
Book a chat with Steph to discover how she can assist you with your gifting needs and simplify your life, all while celebrating the magic of parenthood and business success.
Happy (meaningful) shopping!
Chrismas Gift Guide and Christmas Present Ideas: Meet Lou and Steph, the dynamic founders of Needi, a thriving tech startup based in Manchester. Their innovative gift-matching service, powered by AI
Restauranteur. Culinary Expert and MasterChef Winner shares his best recipes for the all important Christmas Dinner this Christmas.
SALLY ROWE'S TOP MAKEUP CHRISTMAS PICKS Whilst we are amidst the countdown to Christmas Day and our present lists are ever growing. We put ourselves under more pressure each year to buy for our nearest and dearest……and in my case, also the window cleaner, postman etc...