Palmers Green Festival and High Street traders unite to help start ups.
In a show of unity acknowledging the difficulties faced by small start-up businesses and the adverse forces affecting our high streets, the Palmers Green Festival is working with local traders and the Green Lanes Business Association to help both situations.
Brian Lewis, owner of Palmers Green café and entertainment venue My Time explained the background, “a market is one proven way to bring footfall into an area so we thought why not spread a pop-up market of local start-ups and micro businesses across several shops in Palmers Green.” Essentially home or small based local craft businesses will be able to display free and sell in participating shops for a few hours. The participating shops will be based on Palmers Green High St N13 (please see poster).
Brian already displays products from several such businesses through My Time, most often of arts and crafts in nature but also products such as honey and even gin.
With the festival always seeking ways to assist local businesses, a joint approach was formed whereby high street shops would host pop-ups on Saturday 1 September while the same pop ups would be offered a place in the festivals Arts and Craft zone the following day. “This coming together offers immense marketing exposure over a single weekend for micro businesses, as well as helping our high street traders”, said Philip Chard, festival director.