Alton Creatives Emporium

Work with Us

The premise of the Alton Creatives Emporium set out by the council is to test creative business concepts. And part of the founding members’ vision is to make the space accessible for other creatives while this is in progress. As such there are 3 ways you can work with the Emporium.

Rent a % of the space;

Method 1: Short-term leases

There are 3 sets of shelving available in the Emporium for guest creatives. 

Window Feature

5 shelf unit in the window, available to rent for one month at a time at £50 per shelf, or at just £115 per month for all 5 shelves. As a VIP lister, you and can be featured on the Emporium site for the duration of rental. A fabulous way to grab the eye of shoppers and diners in the bustling high traffic area of Market Square.

Shelf feature

One 5 shelf unit is inside the Emporium, available to rent by shelf, week to week.

All shelves are available at weekly rate of £15, or £45 if booked for the month.

Each creative, regardless of space taken will be provided with;

use of an existing till system in the shop*

– feature on socials

– advice and support in merchandising, planning and marketing 

For full T&Cs, please download using the button below.

Booking Enquiry Form

You can submit a booking request below. As you can imagine, it is important to differentiate the offering within the shop, with no competing offerings and a balance of price positions, therefore it will not always be possible to accommodate everyone, but we hope to accommodate as many local creatives as we can and will do our very best! 

Method 2: Become a Stockist

Two of our existing businesses, as well as making their own wares, list complementary brands within their shop offering. Please get in touch directly if you would like to retail your products within these shops. (commission based retail listing)

Mama Makes CraftsSpecialises in personalised makes at affordable prices.

Printy Banana; Focuses on thoughtful living, toward each other and the planet. A unique collection of premium, sustainable and ethical brands as well as personalised prints.


Method 3: Longer-term leases

Contact the Finance Officer at Alton Town Council, Wendy Simson via finance@alton.gov.uk to be put on a waiting list for the Emporium. As tenants move on, or additional space is found, Wendy will be in touch.

This option will require you to provide a payment system, as well as shop fixings and time to man the shop (proportional to the % rented).

*a contract will be in place. Funds will be transferred weekly (beginning a fortnight after the first sale) with a minimum of 7 days passing from the sale to transfer allow time for the shops returns policy. Cash sales logged and transferred. Card sales subject to 1.75% transaction fee.

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