Shopping Centre
Entrepreneur wins rent free trade at Pentagon
Published:  27 January, 2016

Phil’s Retro Stuff has opened at Pentagon shopping centre after winning six months’ rent free trade. 

Space to Trade teamed up with Medway’s Pentagon shopping centre – owned by Ellandi, Medway Council and Chatham Centre Forum - to give one entrepreneur the chance to win a lucrative start-up package worth over £10,000.

Phil’s Retro Stuff – which sells retro home décor products and gifts including wooden boxes, crates, tinplate collectables and metal signs – was crowed winner and has also been awarded a £500 grant by Medway Council’s ‘Partners For Growth’ start-up initiative.

Paul Clifford, managing director of Space to Trade, said: “We are absolutely delighted for Phil; his passion for retail and keen head for business was evident throughout every stage of the application process. Space to Trade will be mentoring Phil through the process and we are sure his business will be a success.”