Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Land Securities begins work with retail start-up hub

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Retail start-up hub TrueStart has signed a deal with property giant Land Securities.

TrueStart, which wants to bring together the brightest young minds and start-ups under one roof, says the partnership will give Land Securities and its clients exposure to “cutting-edge products” in the technology field.

Entrepreneurs will have access to Land Securities‘ people across a number of different disciplines, who will share their expertise and offer them mentoring.

The hub, which will house up to 20 new businesses a year in newly renovated Francis House in Victoria, London, is currently undergoing a £2bn rejuvenation by Land Securities.

The property firm says it will provide “the perfect environment” to develop and test the most innovative retail ideas.

Ashley Blake, Director of Retail Portfolio Management at Land Securities, said: “We are delighted to partner with TrueStart and welcome the hub to Victoria. This partnership means we can help today‘s entrepreneurs recognise their potential and succeed as the retailers of tomorrow.”

Matt Truman, Co-Founder of TrueStart and True Capital, said the support of a major blue chip company is a “key milestone” in achieving its wider vision to become the first contact for any stakeholder within the retail sector.”