Chippenham’s Emery Gate shopping centre is to have new life breathed into it by four friends who are opening a pop up shop.
Named Pop Shop Wiltshire, the shop will sell ethical local products and was put together by Dan Gregory, Ellie Gill, Vic O’Brien and Alex Murry. Dan Gregory who specialises in social enterprise said: “We all want this a lot and in our spare time we’ve worked to make it a reality. At the moment, we’re really hoping to create something that will provide work. We want to provide a new model for other to take on in other towns. It may be that Ellie, or someone else, works in the shop initially, but ultimately we want to provide enterprise opportunities for other people. It’s important for us that we create something ethical and helpful too.”
A group of 18 – 23 years old from Job Centre Plus have started to work in the unit which the team hope will enhance their CVs.
Opens October 18th