I went travelling when I was 19 and ended up living in Australia for four years which was an amazing adventure and a time in my life I will never forget. When I came back to the UK I started temping at Cable & Wireless in the marketing department and was soon organising exhibitions and events throughout the world.

I set up Kate Fletcher Events in September 2009 and was lucky enough to organise the wedding of BBC celebrity Jimmy Doherty and his wife Michaela, one of the highlights of my career.

My events business offered a great opportunity to combine my interest in interiors by styling them too and the idea for Vintage Style Hire came to me literally over night. I constantly found myself styling parts of the wedding with things from my home and after searching for inspiration on various blogs in the US, realised there was a gap in the market for vintage hire, design and styling.