Independent Retailer Could Win a Shop in Prescot Town Centre

By on Friday, October 18, 2013

win_a_shop_prescotNew or expanding retail businesses are in with a chance to win a town centre shop for a year.

The winner of One Ark’s Win a Shop competition will receive a Prescot Shopping Centre unit rent-free for 12 months.

Vivark promise to refurbish the premises, and the prize also includes one-to-one mentorship from a successful business owner, membership of the Knowsley Chamber of Commerce, and access to financial, marketing, legal and business development support – all free for the first year of trading.

As well as helping an entrepreneur to launch a successful business, the contest aims to help regenerate Prescot’s town centre.

The competition is open to new or existing independent retailers with a business plan for a shop that will attract residents into the town centre without threatening existing businesses in the area.

The panel of judges are also keen to see an idea that ties in with Prescot’s heritage and shows an understanding of how to build a loyal, local customer base.

Applicants are invited to an open day at the premises on Saturday 2 November. The 1,400-square-foot Unit 8 was formerly occupied by Prescot Home Furnishings, and stands partly in Eccleston Street, with an entrance inside the shopping centre.

Interested retailers must submit an initial application by 30 November. Those selected for the second stage will have support to help them prepare their final bid.

Winners will be announced in February 2014.

One Ark have worked in partnership with Knowsley Chamber of Commerce, Vivark, CBRE, Knowsley Council, The Women’s Organisation, Merseyside Special Investment Fund and Prescot Town Team to organise the competition.

For more information on how to apply, visit the One Ark website or download the brochure (PDF),which  includes terms and conditions.

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