Online retailer Not On The High Street will open its headquarters tomorrow and on the 21st as it sets out to find new creative talent to join the business.
Pitch Up, which will take place tomorrow (July 16), provides small creative businesses with the opportunity to pitch their business and products to Not On The High Street’s experts in the hope of joining curated online marketplace as a partner (seller). Attendees will also be given advice for the development of their products and businesses.
The event, now in its second year, expects to see 200 small creative businesses from across the UK descend upon Not On The High Street’s Richmond Upon Thames headquarters. It is anticipated that a fifth of attendees would be signed on the day.
A second event, called Start Up, will take place July 21 and is designed to provide creative talent with advice and practical tips on how to turn their ideas into businesses.
Attendees will hear about various aspects of setting up a business including finance and legal, as well as tips on how best to photograph products for marketing.
“The UK is a hotbed for creative small business and together with the wider creative industries, delivers £84 billion to the UK economy every year,” Not On The High Street chief executive Simon Belsham said.
“We already work with 5000 of the best creative businesses across the length and breadth of the UK and over the last year, 17 of these partners sold over a million pounds with us.
“Pitch Up has proven to be a brilliant way for us to discover and nurture this talent and I’m hopeful that we’ll find the next million pound partner this weekend.”