Following the successful RMU (Retail Merchandising Unit) competition at Sovereign, Boscombe and The Octagon Burton upon Trent, Forum CentreSpace have re-launched their Win an RMU initiative at The Crossgates Shopping Centre in Leeds.
Keen to support local start-up businesses and entrepreneurs, CentreSpace are offering the opportunity for a retailer to showcase and sell their products from the kiosk unit along the mall completely free of charge for one week (worth £250 + vat).
A Retail Merchandising Unit (RMU) typically offers traders a low-cost, flexible option which enables them to test their product in a retail environment and gain feedback from their target audience. This is usually the first step for a first-time trader in establishing their business before committing to a longer-term licence.
Products suitable for the RMU include fashion accessories, bags, art/crafts, flowers, speciality items and confectionary.
To apply, please provide the following information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Alternatively please call head office on 0191 226 8844.
1) Full name
2) Name of your business
3) Short description of the products you wish to sell
4) Photos of your products
5) When your business was established
6) Where your business is based
Previous winners include Ages Apparel, an African inspired, British clothing design company, who won the RMU competition in Sovereign Shopping Centre, Boscombe back in November 2016, and Garden Woodcraft and Metal, the recent winner for The Octagon, Burton upon Trent who sold uniquely designed handmade bird boxes and wildlife houses across three weekends in August.