Catriona Marshall: ‘We bounced back with talent, knowledge and loyalty in place’

Catriona Marshall

Former Hobbycraft chief executive Catriona Marshall, who now owns specialist retailer Running Bear, on how the coronavirus pandemic meant creating an online business overnight and the adoption of a new business model

In 2018, when I bought Running Bear, a specialist running shop, I soon discovered that managing an independent business is far from being a hobby. 

I was heavily conscious of carrying the responsibility of people’s livelihoods, trading ethically and legally, and living up to the reputation of a 30-year-old brand.

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