Hatch: Boosting future retail ideas22 February 2019
We kick off 2019 with a new campaign to find the next generation of retail talent and help breathe new life into malls in the UK and Ireland.
Project HATCH is backed by some of the biggest names in retail property, including Landsec, Hammerson, Westfield, M&G Real Estate, Harcourt and Ellandi. Together, with the British Independent Retailers Association (bira), they will run a Dragons’ Den style competition offering free space and expert marketing advice in their retail places to up-and-coming retail businesses.
There are no restrictions on what type of businesses can enter. Anyone from online-only outlets looking to experiment with a physical presence to food stalls wanting a bigger premise, can apply.
Current locations include Westfield Stratford City in London, St David’s Dewi Sant in Cardiff, Silverburn in Glasgow, The Galleries in Tyne & Wear, Parkway Shopping Centre in Limerick, Republic of Ireland and Bloomfields in County Down, Northern Ireland. So what are you waiting for? Apply today!