We are passionate about the future of retail placemaking. HATCH is a competition supporting budding businesses and those ready for the next step. We are looking for businesses that are small, hungry and ultimately, have potential for longevity. Are you up for it?


What is HATCH?

HATCH is a Revo initiative supporting budding small businesses ready for the next step in their evolution. We are looking for enterprises that are exciting, innovative and hungry for the opportunity to trade in an established retail centre. We have 6 locations around the UK and Ireland – from the big destinations, to the smaller, more local retail places, these centres are the heart and soul of the communities they serve.

We are keeping limitations for entering HATCH to a minimum. Instead, we are seeking applicants that demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, passion and longevity. It does not matter if you’re a physical start-up, an online only operator, a family owned business, or anything in between – we want to hear from you!

How do I enter?

  • Choose a centre

Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor (NI) (Ellandi)

intu Derby,Derby, (intu)

The Galleries, Washington, Tyne & Wear (M&G Real Estate)

Parkway Shopping Centre, Limerick (ROI) (Harcourt)

Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow (Hammerson)

St David’s Dewi Sant, Cardiff (Landsec)

Westfield Stratford City, London (Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield)


Do not miss out on an opportunity that could take your business to the next level!


What’s on offer?

  • Each landlord is offering to provide cost free space to one winner – this includes rent, service charge, business rates and electricity supply. *

  • This prize is for up to 3 months to be completed before the start of Q4.

  • The retail centre teams will provide marketing expertise and support.

  • All prize winners will be given a year’s free membership with the  British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA), which includes a unique retail insurance scheme, card processing, free legal advice and preferential banking rates.

*In some centres, this will not include props or equipment to bespoke and fit out the unit or kiosk, or the cost of a kiosk structure. Further information about what is being provided can be found on the retail centre’s profile in the Applicant Toolkit.


Applications closed

Applications for 2019 are currently closed. 

If you're interested in learning more about HATCH or are keen to apply for 2020, please get in touch.


Get started!

Before you start your application we will be asking you about:

  • Your business plan, brand and marketing strategy

  • How trading in a physical retail space will fit your business

  • The logistics of trading in a retail place


Once you are ready, submit your application form to enter.


Please read our Terms & Conditions before entering.


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