New entrepreneurs hit Horsham's high streets

Edition: November 2022

Thanks to a range of grant funds and innovative initiatives from the Council several new entrepreneurs have been able to expand their businesses in the retail sector, delivering an exciting collection of new experiences for customers.

Major mindgames

Swan Walk Shopping Centre’s new independent retail line up has seen Major Mind Games, the town’s first immersive escape room experience, indoor plant specialist Hugo & Green, and bite-sized therapy salon POD Massage added to their existing retail outlets.

Lorna Beard

Additionally, in the town’s Colletts Alley, Lorna Beard (pictured) has opened a first floor Art Gallery and Studio. Hugo & Green and Laura Beard Studios first dipped their toes in the water of retail by taking advantage of the Council’s Pop Up Horsham facility in the town’s West Street in 2021.

The Council has been completely supportive and was quick to see the wider benefit of a destination business such as ours for the town. The grant funding the Council awarded us has made a significant difference to our launch, enabling us to open a more impactful business on day one than we had initially planned.

Chris Woods-Hale, Director at Major Mindgames

The exposure and experience I gained from my time in last year's Pop Up Shop inspired me to take the leap into a studio and gallery of my own.

Lorna Beard

Further information

Visit the Council's website for useful information for Horsham District business owners.

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