Making a mark
FORMER copywriter Mark White has forged a unique business delivering produce by travelling around London’s Underground.
His unlikely venture started seven years ago after a restaurant owner friend asked him to help move boxes around the markets at 3am in the morning.
Eventually, he began visiting the markets on his own after seeing that some fishmongers were selling fish sold at Billingsgate for double the price.
One day he bought £20 worth of sausages from Smithfield market and sold them for £35. Now he sends out a mailing on Mailchimp or through social media and receives orders by return. These are delivered to customers via the Underground. He later retreats to the Star & Garter pub in Soho, from where the remaining customers can collect their orders.