The Shift 100 has been put together to identify retail technology entrepreneurs who are bringing new ideas and products to market, creating integrated customer experiences and leading the move away from traditional ‘clicks and mortar’ e-commerce.

These entrepreneurs have been selected because they are dynamic, agile and shifting gears. They have brought an innovative product to market, cleverly harnessed a technology or process, led the revolutionary execution of a new technology and disrupted their markets.

Virginie Charles-Dear has been recognised within retail technology Shift 100 in association with KPMG Small Business Accounting.

Founding toucanBox in 2012, Virginie Charles-Dear has built a business loved by children nationwide. Inspired while watching a children’s TV programme with her daughter who was four at the time, Charles-Dear realised that the ‘everyday objects’ featured on the show were not so every day.

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toucanBox, is a subscription service delivering a personalised package of activities for children and toddlers every month containing materials and instructions for various DIY projects.

USP: Home delivery of activities for children.

To view the full Shift 100, click here.