We Need Your Votes

26 Oct 2015

Now in its 12th year running, Startup Awards recognise the best of UK entrepreneurial talent, and celebrate innovative and disruptive businesses who are less than four years old. The awards ceremony will be taking place on 27th November at Vinopolis where those really making a difference will be honoured. David Lester, founder of Startups told us that, “the Startups Awards measures business achievement across the board, championing innovation, enterprise and the people behind the businesses.” We’re proud to have been nominated for Venture Funded Business of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, but what really matters most to us, is the People's Choice Award.

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So what’s got us here?

Appear Here was founded back in 2013 by CEO Ross Bailey when a brief stint in opening a pop-up retail store highlighted the need for a better platform for both landlords and brands to co-exist.

Over the past two years, Appear Here has been proud to be a part of some of the best emerging brand’s stories, helping them to kick-start their brands and propel their ideas to success. As a Startup 100 Company, Appear Here is now the leading marketplace for short-term retail space with over 1,000 spaces listed nationwide in around 70 cities.

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We’ve worked with some of the biggest brands included the likes of Google, Net-a-porter and Apple, but what we have loved the most is helping small brands find the right space to grow their business and make their ideas travel. From Press London and 26 Grains to our competition winners including Porterlight Bicycles and Wonderluk, we’ve watched hundreds of brands make their ideas happen.

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We believe that short-term spaces play a vital role in brand growth, which was especially the case for urban, street clothing brand, Edjer for Life, who launched a pop-up on South Molton Street for two days in January. Edjer for Life Founder, Simon Suphandagli, told us, “in all honesty I just don't think we would be in the same place we are in now if it wasn't for Appear Here. The pop-up provided us with a fantastic platform to make our virtual concept a reality”

For Appear Here, it’s moments like this that push us to continually believe that there are great emerging brands out there ready to showcase their ideas and we want to provide them with an opportunity to do so. If this inspires you and you’d like to vote for us to win a Startup Award, then click here and follow the link to cast your vote.

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