What’s it all about

Centre bosses at Grosvenor Shopping Northampton are providing small business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone who has ever wanted to have a presence in a busy shopping destination, the chance to win space at Grosvenor Shopping Northampton – completely free.

Grosvenor Shopping Northampton spans over 320,000 square foot of retail, food and leisure space in the heart of Northampton Town Centre. The Centre boasts over 50 shops and eateries with an individual mix of stores and recognised high street brands, all under one roof. Primark, Boots, Sainsbury’s and New Look anchor the scheme with other noted brands including Topshop, Superdry, Apple iStore, Office, Lush and Pandora amongst others.

The last year has seen the Centre continue to enhance its retailer choice with the introduction of Smiggle plus the recent announcement of River Island joining the retail line-up.

To be in with a chance of winning retail space in the Centre for free, applicants can simply enter here, and we’ll do the rest!

Shortlisted entrants will then be asked to come and pitch their business to a panel from Grosvenor Shopping Northampton, and the winners announced shortly after.

For more information, check out our FAQ’s below.


1. Who can enter Grow at Grosvenor?

The competition is open to anyone from the local Northamptonshire area, aged 18 or over.

2. What do I have to do to enter?

You will need to complete the online entry form which can be found here.

3. What information is needed for my entry?

The below information will be required for your application:

4. Can I start my online entry and then go back and finish it off on another day?

No. You will need to complete your entry in one session.

5. Is there judging criteria?

No. All we’re looking for are innovative, interesting ideas from entrepreneurial individuals or organisations that want to take their businesses to the next level or get a great idea they have off the ground! It could be a brand-new restaurant concept, an online retail business that would like to take its first steps in having a physical presence in a shopping centre or just a really exciting concept that needs space to get it off the ground. We’re open to anything!

6. When will I know if I’ve been successful?

If you have been successful you will be contacted via email after the closing date (4th October 2019), confirming you have been shortlisted and through to the next stage.

7. What happens if I’m shortlisted?

If you are successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to Grosvenor Shopping Northampton to meet with a panel of judges to present your business or business idea.

8.     What can I win?

Retail space in Grosvenor Shopping Northampton free of charge for an agreed period of time between yourself and the landlord, Legal and General.

9.     When will I get the prize?

We will want you to take the retail space from November 2019.

10.  What are the terms and conditions of the prize?

Terms and conditions for Grow at Grosvenor Shopping Northampton can be found here.