Shelf Stars

Why a Pop-up Shop?

The pop-up format allows brands to try new and innovative concepts in a low risk environment, rediscovering the joy of physical retail. The Covid-19 crisis has fuelled a rethink about empty shops and the high street — Landlords need new, immersive, exciting, and local tenants.

If you have an idea to open a physical store, don’t lose money by opening in the wrong location. Don’t spend money on rent, stock and staff until you are sure your niche is profitable. Rent a shelf or space in store and ‘try before you buy’.

In the Love Local Hub you can rent just a shelf  from £25 per week (Peak time) – A bigger space from £100 per week – Host meet the maker events & grow your business safely with the Love Local team!

*** Peak times prices (November & December) start from £35 per week. ***

Working in partnership with local councils to help rebuild high streets  all over the UK.

Think Big

Ready. Set. Grow! With the Love Local Hub Milton Keynes

The idea is simple… We can’t continue with the situation where thousands of shops in the UK are empty and local entrepreneurs struggle to grow. The Love Local Hub is a place for like- minded people to come and co-work, share and collaborate. Niki, Sam & Ellie have a grand vision of having multiple hubs across the UK to help fill the hundreds of empty shops in the high streets!

We champion women-led businesses and we are passionate about supporting female entrepreneurs. We provide the perfect environment to develop your business whether it is running workshops, classes or even pop-up shops. Come along and check out what we have to offer you.

Working in partnership with Milton Keynes Council to deliver Business Bootcamp’s to help our small businesses grow from Shelf to Space to Shop!

What are the benefits to joining Love Local Hub?

Lead by a team of business growth & Retail experts… You are a person, not a number! We take the time to know you and look for sustainable and long term relationships.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Cllr Robin Bradburn said:  

“The Love Local Hub is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to use a dedicated space while they get back on their own feet.  The pandemic has left a lot of people struggling and we know women and particularly those in the retail sector have had it the toughest.  I’d encourage businesses who think they could benefit to take up this offer so we can continue to grow our local economy.”

Co Founder, Samantha Poole said:

“As a single mum with a start-up and a scale up business I know first-hand how hard it is to set up a business with limited or no business support.  Returning to work was not an option for me due to high childcare fees and having two children who need extra care and support.  Hearing how the course and the Love Local Hub shop is helping our small businesses and women in business, is making me do a happy dance most days.  We all need a great mentor and if we want more than two out of ten small businesses to survive beyond three years, then we need to hold many more of our Business Bootcamp’s for our local small businesses.”

Innes Dalle Palle who attend’s business bootcamp sessions said:

“I love the meet ups – all very informative, open for suggestions for your business (of any kind) and very collaborative. I have much more confidence than before since I feel surrounded by people who want to genuinely help and support my development.  Thank you for believing in us.”

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