Midsummer Place shortlists 7 small businesses to pitch for retail space in Hatch initiative

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After dozens of entries to the small business competition called Hatch, Midsummer Place has created a shortlist of seven finalists.

Launched in January this year, Hatch invited small local and regional businesses to pitch for free premium retail space in the region’s premier shopping destination, with access to marketing, PR, and social support. Over 20 entries were received which included local candle makers to swimwear.

Now, the shortlist will present their company to a panel of two judges, including Marketing Manager, Kirsty McGiff, and Asset Manager from Ellandi, Tom Ellams, on 27 March.

The finalists are:

Stems & Gems

Emporium MK

Budgy Smuggler

Fully Charged Silverstone

Fire Nest Candles Ltd.

Northampton Cheese & Charcuerie

Christiana Hodding

Kirsty McGiff, Marketing Manager at Midsummer Place has said “We are blown away with the number of entries again this year, and with such fantastic business ideas, we are looking forward to meeting with the finalists and getting to know their businesses more”.

Following the presentations on 27 March, the judges will hope to announce the winner in early April.

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