Test Town Perth

Test Town Perth 2015 Business Opportunities

Are you, or do you know of any entrepreneurs who might be interested in running their own pop up shop? Perth & Kinross Council is running an innovative project to help people to run their own business.

TestTown Perth will create pop-up shop opportunities and street events in the town centre.

Perth has a population of 47,000. It is Scotland’s newest city but due to its size and layout it is easily walkable and accessible. Perth is easily accessible from across Scotland with most people being within a 90 minute travel time of Perth.

There are a number of exciting opportunities for  town centre entrepreneurs in Perth this year. There is a pop-up shop opportunity in the city centre and the opportunity to trade as part of the Perth Farmers’ Market on 3 October. We are also looking for street food providers, entertainers, street artists and would-be event managers and organisers to bring forward proposals to run events in the city on the 3 October in Scotland’s Young Street Entertainers Showcase. This event will also show the importance of establishing good networks of supporting businesses – e.g. for an event organiser they need good food providers, marketers etc. This programme will also show those participating in the pop-up shops the benefits of engaging with activities in the town centre to help drive footfall and awareness of your business to potential consumers. Those taking on the pop-up shops will be given the opportunity to negotiate for an extended stay over the Christmas period with their respective landlords. Workshops will be run with participants and individual meetings held prior to businesses opening to ensure that all participants are prepared for their Testtown trading period. We will also ensure that they have a relevant mentor who will commit to working with them prior to and post the TestTown event.

How to get involved
Anyone interested in applying can do so by clicking here bit.ly/testtownperth

If you want to talk to someone about your idea there are drop in surgeries between 9.30am and 12pm at the Hub on South Street, Perth  on the 13/20/27 August. Otherwise contact us on facebook here or on twitter @perthcitycentre and we would be happy to answer your questions.

Applications for TestTown Perth must be submitted by the 27 August 2015. Successful candidates will be notified by the 7 September and must be available to come to Perth for the 2, 3 and 4 of October 2015.

If you have any queries please contact info@perthcity.co.uk.

The application form should take you about 15 minutes to complete. Good luck and we look forward to welcoming you to Perth soon

 

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