Business pop-up

A taskforce has been launched in Aylesbury town centre to support new businesses to realise their ambitions.

Hale Leys is hosting a pop-up advice and support drop-in centre until Saturday 15 February for anyone interested in pursuing their business idea in the town centre.

Anyone who has an idea and wants to trial it – or who already sells online but wants that direct customer feedback and interaction – then they will be able to get all the help and advice necessary to help transform the idea into reality.

There are many options on how to begin trading. They range from a low cost, low risk option by trading on the market and building up a client base, through to considering an empty unit in the town centre – all with the support and help from the Aylesbury Town Centre Management Team and other members of the taskforce.

With a number of larger department stores closing or in decline, it is a good opportunity for new family businesses or budding entrepreneurs to take occupation of spaces that have been unavailable for decades.

John Watson, chair of the taskforce said: ‘We are delighted to be offering advice and information to potential new businesses. We have a well-established business partnership in the town that provides a collaborative support network and are keen to attract and support new and exciting businesses.’

Recent family business openings have including Miya (see picture above), VIRE, Stay and Play, Point of Difference, Kuzzu’s and Technology Base.  

Opening times for the pop-in advice centre are 10am-3pm. Anyone who would like to pre-book an appointment can call 01296 585880 or message the Visit Aylesbury Facebook page.