Two’s Company: Couples in business profile


Working together when you’re a couple is a real skill and we profile eight couples that lift the lid on how they’ve mastered it…and today it’s the turn of RACHAEL CARPENTER and LINDEN WILKINSON, aka Edinburgh’s The Pop-Up Geeks.

Rachael Carpenter and Linden Wilkinson, aka The Pop-Up Geeks, got engaged at Christmas and run their own permanent pop-up beneath one of the arches on Edinburgh’s East Market Street – which they are about to extend to include a brand new level in November.

They bagged the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award at last year’s Scottish Bar & Pub Awards and the entrepreneurial bug first bit shortly after they met in Norwich in 2015 in a pub where Rachael worked.

It was shortly afterwards that they upped sticks and moved to London, where Linden worked at Covent Garden’s Whisky Exchange and Rachael had a brief stint as an estate agent, feeling like a fish out of water. They ended up in Edinburgh to help out Rachael’s sister in her bow tie company which led to their first pop-up.

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