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Let’s hear it for Pop ups!

What a week of great news! According to the latest figures reported, us pop up’s will boost the UK economy by £2.1 billion! AND, not only that, its been predicted that our industry will grow by 8.4% over the next … Continue reading

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Discounts to get you on your way

Finances are often a major stumbling block when it comes to opening your own shop, even at the planning stages.  Thankfully it seems that local authorities have recognised this and are attempting to ease the strain on those planning on … Continue reading

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StartUp Britain – It Could Be You!

An entrepreneur from Henley has gained successes in the world of retail pop ups and has big ambitions to continue this achievement in her home town. Louise Tippey has been running her own fashion business for years and, like many … Continue reading

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The Future of the High Street

The growth and accessibility of the internet has opened many doors and opportunities for small businesses.  In particular, those who would have trouble financing a bricks and mortar shop may have turned to a more outdoor version of what we … Continue reading

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Made in Northamptonshire still going strong

Trading for just over three months, the Made in Northamptonshire pop up store in St Giles Street, Northampton is still going strong. Helen Senogles, who oversees the project, explained: “We opened two weeks before Christmas and we have the lease for nine months. It is a … Continue reading

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Parsons Bakery transforming their pop up into a permanent fixture

Bristol based Parsons Bakery has revealed that their temporary site in Bedminster, which opened on 15th December, has been trading at a profit and the company now wants to continue operating the shop. Parsons Bakery is a family-run chain of … Continue reading

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Housing minister urges town centres to use pop up shops

Mark Prisk, Minister for Housing, has urged Town Teams to use pop up shops to boost flagging high streets. Showcasing the Government’s first pop up shop within the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) office building in London, Mr … Continue reading

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Relaxation of planning rules to go ahead

Wanting a swift and responsive planning system to assist in getting empty and underused buildings back in use, the coalition government is in the process of increasing the scope of permitted development rights in order to facilitate growth. Getting empty … Continue reading

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Selkirk top of the pops

Selkirk is the latest town to utilise the pop up shop to aid the regeneration of their high street. The Chamber of Trade plans to create four pop up shops in Market Place and High Street that are available to … Continue reading

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City of York Council waives rates for pop up shop

We Are Your Emporium in Micklegate was set up by a collective of social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations to create opportunities for people with learning difficulties. The gift shop and gallery has been trading as a pop up shop since April but … Continue reading

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