retailRIGHT & Hammerson
Glasgow Caledonian University’s British School of Fashion, retailRIGHT and European retail property specialist Hammerson have teamed up to create a new initiative to support students in becoming successful fashion entrepreneurs.
The pioneering partnership brings together the academic excellence of the British School of Fashion’s programmes that are co-created by industry with expertise from the retailTRUST’s career development initiative retailRIGHT and Hammerson’s expertise in delivering brands best-in-class retail destinations.
The support includes scholarships for students wishing to join the British School of Fashion and seed funding for current students who have a business idea they want to take forward.
retailRIGHT and Hammerson Seed Funding
With research showing that 90% of retail business start-ups fail, the partners have recognised the need to work together to reverse these odds. Students studying at the British School of Fashion have been given the opportunity to win up £30,000 of seed funding, mentoring and prime retail space.
Successful seed funding applicants, selected by a panel of industry judges, will have the opportunity to use pop-up shop space at one of Hammerson’s shopping centres, including Silverburn in Glasgow and Brent Cross in London, to develop and launch their business.
Details on how to apply for this seed-funding opportunity will be available soon.
The seed funding and pop-up shop package builds upon the success of the retailRIGHT scholarship programme, which welcomed its first two scholars in September 2016, aspiring entrepreneurs Martha Rodriguez and Blair Clark, who studied the MSc Fashion Business Creation at the British School of Fashion.
These retailRIGHT scholarships provide vital support towards course fees for students who wish to study at the British School of Fashion.