Online entrepreneurs handed MBEs

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Sophie Cornish
Sophie Cornish

The co-founder of online marketplace notonthehighstreet.com said childcare issues continued to hamper women in business as she was recognised with an MBE.

Mother-of-two Sophie Cornish launched the internet company seven years ago from her kitchen table with fellow entrepreneur Holly Tucker, 35, and the firm now supports more than 3,500 of Britain's small businesses.