Hatch 2023

Meet our 2023 finalists

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Our search for our Hatch 2023 winners is now complete and we are excited for you to meet them later this year in the centre!

The Hatch initiative invites entrepreneurs from across the Four Counties to enter, for the chance of winning free retail space at one of the region’s leading shopping venues, Midsummer Place.

The unique competition offers small business owners the opportunity to take their brand to the next level and open a store within the centre. The potentially life-changing prize includes retail space in Midsummer Place for a period of six weeks, completely rent, rates and utilities-free.

We had many great businesses enter this life changing competition and whittled it down to seven finalists. Now is your chance to meet our finalists and our winners!

Terms and conditions apply, please click here for full T&C's.

Fire Nest Candles - WINNER!!

Fire Nest

We founded Fire Nest in 2019, and in a short 5 months we both ended up going full-time in the business to pursue it further due to the demand. We have been featured in British Vogue Magazine, Featured on BBC Three Counties Radio, had our own Brick and Mortar Store and have over 15k Followers on our Socials. We originally started our brand based on our Soy Candles, however over the years we have now expanded to host Workshops and offer a variety of Wellness Products.

We host a variety of Luxury Craft Workshops including Candle Making, Pottery, Flower Pressing, Perfumery, Bath Bomb Making, and more, with the view to expand our offerings. Not only do we host a range of in-person Workshops, we also offer at-home Kits and DIY follow-along Youtube Craft Videos.

Alongside our Workshops, we also sell our own Candle Ranges, Ceramics, Bath Bombs, Soaps and more. These are all hand-crafted by us in our Studio with the highest quality ingredients prioritising eco-friendly packaging and materials.

Check out their Facebook and Instagram or head over to their website

Fully Charged Silverstone - WINNER!!

Fully Charged

Our Silverstone eBike store offers a carefully curated range of urban, folding, hybrid, eMTB and Cargo electric bikes for everyone looking to go from A to Beyond!

We stock leading brands including; Riese and Muller, Gocycle, Moustache, Benno, Desiknio, Super73, Tern, and Urban Arrow.

At Fully Charged we know the eBike industry inside out. We know that purchasing an eBike can be a big decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. We can give you all the information and advice you need on any of the models we offer to ensure you’re getting exactly what you need from your new eBike.

To find out more, head over to their website

Friars Farm Northampton / Northampton Cheese & Charcuterie

Friars Farm and Cheese

Friars Farm in Northamptonshire are makers of bespoke hand made Jams, Chutneys, Sauces, Syrups, Pickles, Mustards and more. Our handmade preserves are virtually all original Friars Farm recipes. We have been nominated and have won lots of awards for our bespoke Chutneys, Jams and Marmalades such as the Carslberg Northamptonshire Food and Drink awards, Northants muddy stilettos and the world Marmalade awards. We supply to the catering industry, trade and restaurants such as the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire and we can create your very own bespoke chutney or jam for your menu. A good chutney gets better with age. We have a huge selection of Jams, Chutneys and Marmalades to suite every taste. All of our handmade Jams, Chutneys, Sauces, Syrups, Pickles and Mustards contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives and use locally sourced produce and local suppliers where possible

A Little Info About Our Charcuterie

All of our products are made using locally Northamptonshire soured free range pork, so we can guarantee you are getting the best of the best! That’s not the only thing making our charcuterie unique, all of our recipes have been created and perfected in our purpose built unit in Northampton. Each product is hand cut from the finest pork, cured in our state of the art fridges and then packaged by our team.

A little info about our Cheese

All of our cheeses are handmade in Northampton in our purpose built unit. We use fresh organic milk from a local dairy in Northamptonshire. We use the traditional method to make all of our cheese and only use the best products to flavour them.

You can head to their websites below:

Friars Farm

Northampton Cheese Company

Northampton Charcuterie Company

Budgy Smuggler

Budgy smuggler

Budgy Smuggler started as a bit of a laugh in a backyard in Australia when some mates decided to write ‘Budgy Smuggler’ on the back of a speedo-style swimwear. Why it has been successful, we have no idea. We’re now on a mission to have a pair of Smugglers or Smugglettes on every beach and in every change room around the world.

After a decade of running all our operations from our hometown in Manly Beach, Australia since 2003 we set up a UK based operation in 2016 so Smugglers in the UK & Europe could get overnight shipping and so we could enjoy the warm English sunshine. Summer 2023 will also see the launch of our French office in Bordeaux. The French love Smuggling.

All Budgy Smuggler Swimwear is 100% Australian Made in our factory in Sydney. We understand that when it comes to Smuggling your Budgy, there can be no compromise on quality. In the same factory we also make Bucket Hats, Activewear, Towels and Scrunchies.

Budgy Smuggler is a family owned business and run by a few 20 and 30 something year olds who aspire to never have a traditional desk job.

You can checkout their website or keep up to date on their socials; Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter and Youtube


Stems Gems Florists

Based in Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, Stems & Gems has set out to offer bespoke personal floristry services for all needs. Whether it’s a large scale event such as a wedding, funeral or corporate event, or a unique gift for a special someone, we will take the time to listen to your requirements and ensure you receive a personalised service and a bespoke finished-product.

You can check them out on Instagram and Facebook

Emporium MK

Emporium MK

Your one stop shop for all things witchy, alternative or spiritual with lots of crystals, incense, candles and wax melts. We have beautiful fossils, specimens and alternative homeware.

You can check out their website and Facebook to find out more


Christiannah Jones

Taking tiny-glasses from online to on-trend, CHRISTIANAHJONES is a fashion eyewear line now worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Lizzo, Rosalia, Lady Gaga, Millie Bobby Brown, Billie Eilish and Bella Hadid.

Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for when we announce our winner! You can keep up to date by visiting our website and also our socials:




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