Cornwall Council is looking for business owners to support pop-up sites in amazing locations

Cornwall Council is looking for business-savvy people to apply for pop-up trade sites – and there are some enviable spots up for grabs.

The council says it is looking for “interesting and innovative ideas”, whether they come from coffee shops or Zumba instructors and there are sites available all over Cornwall.

Applicants are required to submit an offer and application for a site – which could be in St Ives, Hayle, Par, Padstow, Bude and more – explaining why they should be considered.

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The council assesses applications based on 60% quality and 40% annual rent offer.

As part of the application process, individuals must answer the number of years of experience they have, improvement strategies and business value, and questions such as how company stands out from the rest.

People are also required to demonstrate how the business will be sustainable and how it will contribute to and protect the environment.

Ben Austin runs the Hungry Horsebox on Gwithian Beach, which sells international street food and is on one of Cornwall’s many pop-up sites.

There are pop-up site locations available throughout Cornwall

“We are here every day all summer from ten in the morning until five or six in the evening and we tend to stay a little later if people are still here and the weather is nice,” he said. -he declares.

He spoke to Cornwall Council after seven weeks of opening and said ‘everyone seems to like it’.

“I grew up in this area and have been coming to this beach for years now and it’s just a privilege to be able to work on a beach that I love so much.”

For more information on how to apply, visit the Cornwall Council website. The deadline is Monday, January 31, 2022 at noon.

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