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Competition: Supporting Retail Start Ups

Competition: Supporting Retail Start Ups

We are pleased to announce that companies from Sutton now have the chance to win free space in St Nicholas Shopping Centre as part of Free Space+!

Free Space+ has been launched by Revo, the retail property and place-making organisation, in partnership with nine of the largest UK retail landlords, as well as the British Independent Retailers’ Association (bira) along with partners The Yard Creative, Asset Space and Clear Channel, to support budding small businesses in their next stage in their evolution via Free ‘Pop Up’ space .

From 20 September, businesses from across the UK can apply for free space in up to 100 shopping centres, including the St Nicholas Shopping Centre.

Applicants to Free Space+ will be asked to identify their preferred shopping centre, and demonstrate how trading from that location will accelerate their growth. Judging panels will select nine winners in January 2018, which will then be able to occupy space in their chosen shopping centre for three months.

Each successful applicant will also receive a support package from bira, including insurance, great financial rates and legal advice.  The winners will also be teamed up with mentors relevant to their particular businesses from independent retailers and the retail property world.  And there will be design, online brand mentoring available too.  The value to each winning business, including the market rent for the retail space, could be up to £30,000.

To find out more about this initiative or to enter go to www.revocommunity.org/campaigns/free_space 


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