Emma was always destined to work in the antiques world. Her own father has been in the business for over 30 years and was the Head of the AADA (Antique and Art Dealers Association).

It's no surprise to learn she ended up specialising in taxidermy because, as a child, it was the area that first interested her.

"My father gave me some interesting examples of taxidermy when I was younger and that inspired me to collect down the line," she explains. Keen to follow in her father's footsteps, she did an apprenticeship in Silver and Jewellery, before going on to set up her own business at the age of 21 in Notting Hill, dealing in curiosities and taxidermy.

Over 10 years later she has a concession at Dover Street Market in London, and deals to private clients around the world, finding unusual objects and furniture to decorate their homes. She is also the youngest member of the BADA, and is the Scottish representative for the association.

Now very much established in her own right, the entrepreneurial dealer counts AA Gill as one of her clients.