BLYTH MARKET: Pod Park is coming to town!
Blyth Marketplace is set to be hit with a revolutionary idea that will undoubtedly change the outlook of our town.
Pod Park is a relatively new company that was founded in 2018. They specialise in up-cycling used shipping containers that can be used to create a concept of affordable business centres, which will be found up and down the country.
The masterminds behind the idea said:
“Pod Park Blyth is an exciting new mixed use development, bringing the very best of food, leisure and entertainment to the heart of Blyth Town centre.”
The space will allow current businesses to expand or new businesses to emerge, something that can only benefit Blyth in the future.
We will be offering the majority of the scheme for new small business start ups, from small retailers, barber shops through to quality food sales.”
The idea has been questionable to a number of locals due to the number of empty stores that currently stand in Blyth. However, PodPark have assured that this idea will be different.
“What we want to achieve is to allow those who want to try self employment to be able to do so without the risk of long leases, expensive legal costs and barriers to entry into the market.”
With current rates being so high in Blyth, this can only encourage local entrepreneurs to start their own business.
But what about the economy in our local community?
“At Pod Park, we recognise that some people just need the opportunity and the guidance.
We have a robust mentorship scheme, where we offer solid guidance from concept to completion as part of our programme.
At every site we offer a scholarship package were we give financial support to selected tenants that qualify for assistance.
This is done by way of rent free period or start up grants, these will be offered on this site upon planning approval and will be able to be accessed through our website.”
This project will create a number of jobs and opportunities within Blyth.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
This is definitely an opportunity not to be missed.
“Pod Park Blyth will create new businesses that will grow and move into bricks and mortar high street shops with the help of our team of advisors.”
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