TestTown Falkirk 2015 finalists announced

TestTown Falkirk 2015 finalists announced

Falkirk town centre plays host to one of ten Carnegie Trust TestTown areas across Britain. TestTown was developed by Carnegie UK Trust as part of an initiative to revitalise Britain’s high streets. TestTown Falkirk 2015 organised by Falkirk Delivers, partnered with the Falkirk Business Gateway, RBS, Howgate, Eden Consultancy Group, Real Retail Solutions and CVS Falkirk, invited budding entrepreneurs’ to enter the competition. Five finalists from the Falkirk area were chosen and will trial their business idea in a pop-up shop in the Howgate centre from the 12th to the 17th October. Each business will be given a chance to transform a vacant retail space into their own shop and trade to the public for real. The entrants will also benefit from a bespoke training package on the weeks leading up to trading week.

We would like to congratulate the five finalists, which include:

Woof and Meow                                    pet collars, harnesses, leads, coats and beds.

Chloebella Bags                                     personalised bags and suitcases.

Maley’s Artisan Chocolates                 chocolate bars and lollies, handmade chocolates and truffles.

Karen’s Cakes                                         Celebratory cakes and cupcakes.

Peaches and Dreams Art                      wooden gifts and keepsakes.

The winner of TestTown Falkirk will be put forward to the National Finals, where they will compete with the other TestTown area finalists to win £10,000 to bring their idea to market.

Keep up to date by following us on twitter and facebook. Look out for a personal profile on each coming soon.

For more information visit www.testtown.org.uk

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