Following the success of Pop Up Horsham in West Street, The Pop Up Shop Agents are delighted to announce a new Pop Up shop which is being prepared to launch in neighbouring Leatherhead, Surrey.
The Pop Up Shop Agents, a full-service creative agency comprising a team of experienced, creative pop-up shop agents, are now working on a collaborative project with Mole Valley District Council to deliver a three-month pop-up shop in Leatherhead from March 2022.
Pop Up Horsham, which was funded by Horsham District Council and delivered by The Pop Up Shop Agents, closed its doors on January 31, after a successful three months of trading, providing not only retail space but an area for workshops and access to business training and mentoring.
Pop Up Leatherhead will again provide the opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs to dip their toes into high street retailing. Developing from each Pop-Up Store, The Pop Up Shop Agents, which was founded by Principal and Lead Agent, Charley Crocker, offers bespoke packages from conception and beyond, from recruiting sellers, store managers, managing finances and legislation through to marketing, branding, social media, and PR. Building a pop-up shop from an empty store and a concrete floor to a fully functioning successful store.
The Covid 19 pandemic has dramatically changed businesses and lives and we have changed the way we shop. Reflecting on these changes, The Pop Up Shop Agents are reinventing and rejuvenating local high streets and giving small businesses the opportunity to experience hybrid retail – online and on the high street. Working with a huge range of people who have been made redundant, started a new business and are looking at ways to grow their sales or test new products we mentor and provide a real shop window to kick start their new business.
Starting with an initial pop-up bookstore in 2013, followed by pop up shops in Cranleigh, Haywards Heath, Guildford and Horsham. The Pop Up Shop Agents quickly expanded its offering, understanding the further need since the pandemic to provide additional services, to create unique, engaging, physical shopping experiences for retailers and customers alike.
The Pop Up Shop Agents Founder and Principal Agent, Charley Crocker, said: “We have grown and built upon every pop-up store we have created, both within our team and our offering, to develop a community within a store that provides a supportive and safe space for all our sellers, but we have also significantly expanded our offering to include additional services such as business mentoring, workshops, branding, PR, Marketing and social media support. With some of our stores receiving not only local PR coverage, but also national with a number of appearances on the BBC.”
Charley added: “The Pop Up Shop Agents have a simple mission: to support small businesses to showcase their products and to provide an opportunity to experience hybrid retail – online and on the high street.”
The Pop Up Shop Agents Creative Strategy Agent, Laura Bennett, added: “We enjoy working with businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups by providing affordable pop-up spaces. Our pop up projects support our local community by offering 121 business mentoring, workshops, and clear advice on access to business grants/funding.”
Entrepreneurs and small businesses interested in finding out more from The Pop Up Shop Agents can contact us through our website.