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Sophie Allport

Sophie Allport

Sophie Allport was brought up in  Potterhanworth, just oustide Lincoln, with her brother Jem. She was at  school in the city and later went to Leeds Metropolitan University where  she graduated in 1994 with an impressive first class honours degree in  Graphic Art and Design, specialising in Illustration. 

Following her degree, Sophie was  asked to join a world renowned illustration agency in London where she  worked closely with many famous clients producing illustrations for  books, magazines and wine labels – and who said you can’t mix business  with pleasure?

In 1996, Sophie was invited to  demonstrate her skills at the Country Living Fair in London and decided  to have a few of her illustrations made into cards and limited edition  prints. They proved a sell out and Sophie has become a stalwart of the  Country Living Events since.

During this time Sophie married and  started to have children, so her career to a bit of a back seat. She now  has three boys and moved out of London in 2008 to her home in the  countryside near Oundle in Northamptonshire.

The Family Business

Sophie's  brother Jem joined her in 2007 and Sophie Allport Limited was born. As a  qualified chartered accountant, Jem has supplied the business acumen  and drive to expand sourcing and sales of the Sophie Allport range,  leaving Sophie free to focus on design and product development. The  business is based just outside of Stamford, Lincolnshire and employs  family members including Jem, Sophie, their mother Mary, Jem's wife  Chloe and a couple of family friends and now some friends of friends  too.« back

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