FIFE’s new businesses who have graduated through the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme are being given a fantastic opportunity to set up shop in the Kingsgate for two weeks before Christmas.
From Tuesday 21 November to Saturday 2 December, shoppers can visit the Prince’s Trust supported businesses in a unit situated directly across from Marks & Spencer’s store.
Marissa Yassen, Princes Trust Senior Enterprise Executive received the keys from Kingsgate manager, Neil Mackie ahead of the opening on Tuesday 21 November.
She commented: “This will be an excellent opportunity for Fife’s young entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services to the Christmas shoppers at the Kingsgate. I’d like to thank the Kingsgate management team for giving our young people this amazing platform, especially at this time of year. There will be much on offer for Christmas shoppers who visit the pop-up store.
“We look forward to receiving the support of the people of Dunfermline and beyond and hopefully this can be a stepping stone to bigger things for these entrepreneurs as well as inspiring the next generation of young people into business.”
Kingsgate manager, Neil Mackie said: “We look forward to welcoming the Princes Trust businesses to the Kingsgate and hope that the store will generate much interest for the shopping public and sales for the participating businesses.”
Princes Trust works in close partnership with Business Gateway Fife, offering one to one support, access to funding streams, free courses and events to young people between 18 and 30. Young people face numerous challenges when setting up a business from unemployment, lack of funds, low confidence and self-esteem. However, the combined support of the Princes Trust and Business Gateway Fife, can make this a reality and change their lives positively for the long term.
For more information on the Princes Trust in Fife check out www.businessgatewayfife.com/finance/princes-trust-youth-business-scotland