and Sage are giving you the chance to open your own pop-up shop in Old Street

Get your brand in front of half a million people for free

Following the third annual Small Business Saturday, here at we’re launching our very own campaign to support the nation’s fantastic start-up businesses and independent retailers.

We not only want to encourage the nation to shop small this weekend, we want to give you – our readers – the chance to turn your burgeoning business idea into a reality. Whether it’s for market research, or to test selling your product via a new channel, we’re giving you the chance to get your brand in front of half a million people for free!

Sage logoIn association with Sage’s online software, Sage One, we’re looking for start-ups who can fit the theme of ‘love’ to take retail space in the heart of Old Street Underground station from 8-14 February 2016.

We are working with pop-up retail space marketplace Appear Here, winner of Simply Business Startups Business of the Year at our 2015 Startups Awards, to offer up to three businesses up to one week of exposure to the many people who pass through Old Street daily.

You will get a budget to fit out the space, as well as promotion across our website, email and social channels.

76,000 people enter and exit Old Street Underground station every weekday, and the space is in prime position directly opposite the turnstiles. There is more information about the space here.

Fill out the short application form below to let us know a little about you and how you plan to use the space for your chance to be selected.

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This competition has now expired. Entries closed 8 January 2016.


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