StartUp Britain High Street begins today
Calling all entrepreneurs over the age of 50 – The Prince’s Initiative is excited to announce that today marks the start of the StartUp Britain High Street.
The StartUp Britain High Street is an initiative which aims to give new British brands the opportunity of a lifetime – to get their products onto the High Street. The scheme throws open empty high street shops to hundreds of start-ups desperate for an outlet, in a move to boost enterprise and retail growth.
With the support of prominent retail entrepreneurs including Sir Charles Dunstone, Luke Johnson and Mary Portas; Richmond MP, Zac Goldsmith; Enterprise Adviser to the PM, Lord Young; and StartUp Britain sponsors, StartUp Britain are hoping that this concept will help invigorate the High Street and give hundreds of start-up businesses a sporting chance.
Starting today, from 11 am, a temporary shop in Richmond will be occupied by Britain’s most promising small enterprises for two weeks on a rolling basis. All of these start-up retailers already run online businesses, but none of them have the financial backing to take on a shop. StartUp Britain has stepped in to offer a co-working, co-funded space for brands to explore new ways of working – and a whole new audience.
Start Up Britain want to match emerging businesses looking for an outlet with empty shops that need some love. For more information about the six brands that will take their place in the store for the first two weeks click here.
Are you over the age over 50 and think this would be a great springboard for your business? Why not become part of the StartUp High Street? Click here and register to get involved in the StartUp Britain High Street.