I love this initiative! StartUp Britain, a body advised by people like Sir Charles Dunstone, Luke Johnson and Mary Portas, is launching a pop-up shop in Richmond where a sting of start-ups will appear on a rolling 2-weekly basis. The merchants share the shop, and it costs £135 for two weeks. You can see a list of the first six merchants below.
"A temporary shop in Richmond which 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 clout to take on a shop single-handed. That's why 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.
From Richmond, we hope to take the concept to other High Streets across Britain, throwing open empty shops across the land for the benefit of local start-up retailers."
You can see the list of current merchants here
When - From Monday 23rd July
Where - 'Opposite Richmond Station'
Link - StartUp Britain