Published On: Fri, Feb 14th, 2014 on 5:28 pm

New pop-up shop aims to boost business start-ups

Incommunities Popup Shop

(l-r) Incommunities assistant chief executive Adrienne Reid and Open Field director Steve Short

Incommunities Popup Shop

The Incommunities team at the new pop-up shop on Broadway

Incommunities Popup ShopIncommunities Popup Shop

Social landlord Incommunities has opened a pop-up shop in Bradford’s city centre to help budding entrepreneurs and job seekers.

Officially opened on 10 February, staff at the new Open Field information shop on Broadway is providing free support to anyone looking to get a business idea off the ground, find work or access training.

The pop-up shop is able to book people onto ‘back-to-work’ programmes and give money management advice, as well as CV advice, interview help and offer opportunities to enrol in training courses.

Steve Short, Director of Open Field told the Yorkshire Standard: “The pop-up shop is very visible, just off the high street and Bradford has been trying to pioneer some of the pop-up shop ideas, so we saw the great opportunity to offer our range of services.”

Incommunities Assistant Chief Executive, Adrienne Reid, added: “We’ve got a lot of footfall going to and from outside this location and it’s a new way of engaging with people in the locality, to try and offer services to help them to set up and maintain businesses in the region.”

The pop-up shop is offering free enterprise start-up help assisting entrepreneurs develop business ideas whilst business support aids existing businesses to enhance their service.

The pop-up shop opens Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm until 7 March.

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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