I am looking to have creative hub for the community to purchase from unique and independent retailers whom otherwise would not be able to afford a rental shop. My Community Interest Company will be named PoP Up Shop CIC. The aim is to find unused retail spaces and turn them into template shops for independent traders that work from home can display and sell there products. We are in an age where being creative and finding your own income is going to be more prevalent after this pandemic. More businesses will be set up to gain the work life balance we crave. I believe this is a great opportunity for any independent and sole traders. This last year has seen the loss of some big retailers from our high streets, instead of filling those spaces with take always, hairdressers, and charity shops. Why not invest back in our communities and Truely demonstrate the meaning of buy local.
In taking on the shops, we would modernize and create transferable and adaptable spaces. To be disability friendly. I would like to employ people that have been unemployed for a while or are students looking for work experience. They would gain skills in marketing, planning, business administration, customer service, manual handling and business development. Especially the 16-24 traineeship market as I have experience of working within this sector and apprenticeships.