BeachBoard was Niamh Barker’s brilliant idea. ‘My family and I have a beach hut on the South Coast,’ says Niamh. ‘We love it but we don’t get to visit as often as we’d like. We occasionally lend it to friends and family for the day, so I thought, why not rent it out on a similar basis?

She invited travel writer Maggie O’Sullivan to join her. Says Maggie: ‘Niamh and I first met more than a decade ago when she was launching her now hugely successful cashmere business, The Travelwrap Company, and I was the Travel Editor of The Sunday Telegraph. Beach huts feature in some of my happiest childhood memories and I love the idea of being able to rent one and set up camp for the day.