Council offering businesses opportunity in Newton Abbot pop-up shop

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(Last Updated On: January 13, 2017)

Teignbridge district council are offering business start-ups the opportunity short term use of a pop-up shop in Newton Abbot town centre.

The unit in Market Walk Shopping centre is currently being used by Devon artist, author and illustrator Rebecca Mørch and is offering bespoke or artisan traders the short-term use of the shop so they can set up without making a commitment to a lengthy lease.

Pop-up shops not only give people the chance to pilot their business idea or trial running a shop, they also make use of empty units.

Cllr Doug Hellier-Laing, Teignbridge District Council’s Executive spokesman for economy, skills and tourism, said:
“From artisan food to home improvements, we’re keen to hear from entrepreneurs who want to take advantage of this fantastic pop-up opportunity to promote their brand and win more customers.

“Teignbridge is committed to supporting emerging new businesses and helping start-ups find their feet in retail. It fits well with the council’s aim of making town centres become even more attractive and places where people want to visit, shop, eat and drink.”

Sally Henley, Newton Abbot’s Town Development Manager, said:
“This is a great opportunity for 2017 and one which I am sure will attract a great deal of interest. I was delighted to see how successful Rebecca’s Pop-Up was in December and I was particularly pleased to see how she really went for it and was really busy on the late night shopping evenings too. Her shop attracted a great deal of interest and was a wonderful showcase for her work.”

Interested? Contact Teignbridge’s Economy and Assets team on economyandassets@teignbridge.gov.uk

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