Would you like to win a prime pop-up retail shop in a Dublin shopping centre for six months, worth €50,000? Well Christmas might just be coming early for your small business this year! Champion Green, the national movement that promotes supporting local, have announced an exciting retail opportunity.

In partnership with Aviva Life & Pensions, we are giving one small business the chance to win a prime pop-up retail shop in Blackrock Village Centre in Dublin, for six months, trading over the key festive shopping period and beyond from Oct 2022 – Mar 2023.
 
Whether you are an online business looking to expand into a bricks & mortar setting or are just looking for a place to sell your products during the busy festive and sales period, this is a fantastic opportunity to grow your business. The winner will receive supports and mentorship from industry experts and business organisations. This opportunity could be the ideal next step for growing your business.
 
The prize includes:

  • FREE six-month licence worth €21,550 at a prime retail unit (unit size 479 square feet) at Blackrock Village Centre, courtesy of Aviva Life & Pensions (utility bills not included)
  • Store fit-out, advice and equipment from commercial design & build contractors Roccul, worth €5,000
  • FREE parcel sending for one year within Ireland, and a free local direct mail campaign from An Post Commerce, worth €10,000 (including VAT)
  • Six monthly professional mentoring sessions with a dedicated mentor, courtesy of MentorsWork
  • One business planning session with MentorsWork ambassador, entrepreneur and former Dragon, Bobby Kerr
  • Store marketing campaign from Champion Green and Bannerton PR worth €15,000.
  • Complimentary one year membership to Champion Green partner business organisations – Retail Excellence Ireland, Small Firms Association and Chambers Ireland affiliate Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber
The space would ideally suit a children’s clothing/shoe shop, a boutique or athleisure/wellness brand, a beauty company, or a gifting or art/crafts outlet. The space is not suitable for a food business.
 
This is the third year of the competition. Previous winners include Ambr Eyewear and Jill & Gill. The retail opportunity has a start date of no later than 3rd October 2022 and an end date of end of March 2023.
 
How to enter : Submit the short entry form along with a 2-minute video submission as to why your business deserves this fantastic opportunity (note this does not need to be a professionally created video. Speaking to camera and showing stock will suffice). Five businesses will be shortlisted and will attend an in-person or zoom video interview with the judging panel.

Go to championgreen.ie/retail-opportunity for further T&C’s. Entries close on 5 Sept 2022.

For updates on the competition we encourage you to follow Champion Green on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Champion Green is supported by Kilkenny Group and Visa, in association with Small Firms Association, Retail Excellence and Chambers Ireland