Small Enterprise has teamed up with Sage to supply your corporation the possibility to open its personal pop-up store in Edinburgh in its glittering St James Quarter.
Three successful small companies will share the Edinburgh pop-up store within the St James Quarter retail vacation spot, the place you may be promoting alongside John Lewis and luxurious manufacturers together with Area NK, Lodge Chocolat and L’Occitane.
It couldn’t be a greater showcase for your corporation within the run-up to Christmas – and it’s utterly free to enter.
Three fortunate companies will share our Small Enterprise x Sage pop-up store from Wednesday, 29th November to Saturday, 2nd December.
It’s a super technique to check your product, discover new clients or get suggestions in your service.
4 causes to enter
Develop your model
Winners will get high-profile consciousness through footfall via the busy St James Quarter in the course of the run-up to Christmas, plus you’ll safe useful press protection.
Showcase your corporation
Invite buyers, friends or prospects to showcase your corporation. The store additionally has an occasions house the place we’ll run occasions in the course of the pop-up.
Roadtest your services or products
A singular alternative to promote or demo your services or products to potential clients at scale and garner invaluable face-to-face suggestions from customers.
Create leads for your corporation
Get a pipeline of high-intent leads for your corporation which you can comply with up with past the store.
What you would win
4 days takeover of a pop-up store in St James Quarter, Edinburgh
- Help with arrange
- Video interview and editorial protection post-event
- £250 finances to spend on inventory, advertising and promotion
- Sage Accounting 6 months free trial
- Promotion throughout Small Enterprise together with electronic mail newsletters and social media posts
What earlier winners say
Final June, Small Enterprise and Sage teamed as much as give three successful companies the possibility to run their very own pop-up store in central London’s busy Oxford Avenue.
Vegan brownie firm Cake Or Die, on-line bookstore LoveReading and child gear rental service Baboodle had been chosen out of dozens/a whole bunch of entries to share the pop-up.
The response from winners was massively optimistic, particularly in regards to the platform it gave their manufacturers.
Deborah Maclaren of LoveReading stated: “The help we’ve had from Sage and Small Enterprise has been sensible. It’s simply been a seamless, sensible expertise.”
Katie Hanton-Parr of Baboodle added: “All of the help round it has been sensible as nicely – all of the workshops, it’s a little bit of a gamechanger. You gained’t even realise for a bit how essential it’s been … it’s a trickle-down impact.”
The best way to enter our Sage pop-up store competitors
Simply fill within the on-line competitors entry type right here.
Entries shut at midnight on eighth October 2023.
The winner will likely be introduced on Monday twenty third October.
The successful companies will take over the house from Tuesday twenty eighth November to Saturday 2nd December (with the store open for buying and selling Wednesday to Saturday).
The competitors is open to all UK companies who’ve been buying and selling for lower than 5 years (as much as and together with twenty eighth November 2023) and is totally free to enter.
Who’re our Sage pop-up store judges?
International VP of built-in campaigns for Sage
Oliver Clarke joined Sage in January 2022 as the worldwide VP of built-in campaigns. He’s answerable for driving the technique and artistic for all Sage’s campaigns globally, with the ambition to make Sage an iconic model in its class. Olly has a wealth of expertise in advertising and promoting, creating transformation and award-winning campaigns for a number of the world’s largest manufacturers, working with corporations resembling Unilever, ABInBev and Mars.
Founder and director of Cake or Dying
Katie Cross had a profession in fundraising and improvement for a spread of charities earlier than quitting in January 2019 to pursue her dream of being a enterprise proprietor. Cake or Death began as a wholesale vegan cake firm in early 2019. After the unbelievable response to Cake or Dying’s brownies at a vegan market in London, Katie centered her vitality on the key recipe and developed a number of new flavours. As soon as the pandemic hit, Katie pivoted the enterprise from wholesale to Cake or Dying’s ingenious client letterbox brownie containers. The bakery moved from East London to Exeter in Summer time 2021, the place it now homes a store entrance and continues to ship bakes throughout the nation.
Managing director of LoveReading
Deborah Maclaren is the managing director of LoveReading and LoveReading4Kids and he or she has been steering the ship since 2018. Her involvement within the LoveReading portfolio brings collectively her media background, ardour for books, her love of literacy, advertising data and her industrial acumen and has led the LoveReading model into a brand new world, stuffed with brilliantly bookish content material and the launch of a web-based bookstore with social function. LoveReading was one of many winners of the Sage x Small Enterprise inaugual competitors in June, which enabled them to have their very first bodily presence as a bookstore.
Vp of UKI efficiency advertising for Sage
Kirsty Waller is answerable for gaining perception and understanding of the ever-changing enterprise setting for SMEs and supporting over a million Sage UK clients to scale and develop their companies.