Tuesday, 8 February saw The Pop Up Shop Agents Founder & Principal Agent, Charley Crocker head up to Birmingham’s NEC with three of our former pop up shop sellers to take to the stage as a guest speaker at Spring Fair.
Spring Fair is a highlight in the annual retail calendar as a vibrant marketplace for wholesale homes, gifts and fashion. As the definitive “shop for shops”, Spring Fair is held across four days, designed around three key buying destinations – Home, Gift and Moda Fashion.
Charley, who was invited to attend to speak about The Power of Pop-Ups, took three pop up shop sellers from our previous Pop Up Horsham store which included Karina Berry Creator of Plane Jane, Kim Billings, Founder of KimmyB@ and Samantha Morgan-Bertish, Author and Director of Zuma the dog.
The Pop Up Shop Agents provide a wide range of opportunities for small businesses to promote their products and services and Spring Fair, which focuses on inspiration and trends is a great platform for small businesses to meet and showcase their businesses to larger retailers.
Charley (on the left) is a pop-up entrepreneur and veteran of many high street projects. In 2016 she was included in the Maserati 100/Sunday Times Entrepreneurs to Watch for ‘Innovation on the high street’.
The Pop Up Shop Agents was founded by Charley Crocker after working on a number of pop up shop concepts, and from being invited to Berlin on a sponsored trade mission with Enterprise Nation to investigate pop-ups in Europe. Working with local councils and landlords, The Pop Up Shop Agents develop empty retail units by creating pop-up shops which enable small businesses and startups the opportunity to sell their products on the high street.
With a specialist portfolio of products and services along with additional consultants/agents whom we can call upon for bespoke projects, The Pop Up Shop Agents come together to create bespoke pop up retail experiences or community spaces.
Providing unique, engaging, physical pop up shopping experiences for retailers and customers alike. Offering bespoke packages from conception and beyond, recruiting sellers, store managers, managing finances and legislation through to marketing, branding, social media, and PR. With a simple mission: to support small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups, giving them the opportunity to dip their toe into high street retailing by providing affordable pop-up spaces. As each of us is independent small business owners ourselves, we understand the importance of working and supporting our local community by offering 121 business mentoring, workshops, and clear advice on access to business grants/funding.
Spring Fair provides exclusive insights into new trends, reports, webinars and workshops. Providing the necessary tools for businesses to achieve success in the modern retail market.
For more information about The Pop Up Shop Agents contact us today!