Economic Development

Pop Up Shop

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAMME IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS

Calling all entrepreneurs…

Do you have a great idea for a new town centre retail business or do you have an existing business which could grow further with a town centre presence?

Pop-Up Shop Mid and East Antrim is a programme which has been designed just for you!

This Mid and East Antrim Borough Council funded scheme aims to give you just the support you need to “test trade” risk-free in a town centre retail premises to help you assess the commercial viability of your product or service in a real town centre setting.

We are looking for 15 enthusiastic entrepreneurs to take part in the scheme (5 in each of our major town centres - Ballymena, Carrickfergus & Larne) over the busy Easter period (21 March – 3 April 2016).

Support includes:

  • Cost-free provision of prime shared town centre space
  • Full marketing and promotional support for pop-up shops in each town
  • 3 hours of business mentoring tailored to your needs

Application forms and guidance notes are available for download below. If you have queries or require further information, please contact:

Gail Kelly – 028 9335 8229 – gail.kelly@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 22nd February 2015 so, if you (or someone you know) might be the next big high street name, we are waiting to hear from you!

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAMME IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS