Welcome to Starting Point

Welcome to Starting Point, an exciting new venture in Airdrie town centre, North Lanarkshire. The Starting Point shop is home to Airdrie’s newest up and coming entrepreneurs. The project is facilitated by TCA Ltd and supported by the European Regional Development Fund and North Lanarkshire Council. It provides a nurturing environment, comprehensive training and continued support to businesses looking to grow in a town centre. Whether you’re looking to buy, apply to take part or just find out more about the project you’ll find everything you need to know about Starting Point here! 

Starting Point is bringing something completely new to your high street (or at least Airdries' high street for now!). A unique shopping experience that cannot be matched by anyone else on the high street. The idea is really very simple. We provide a modern retail space to any new-start businesses that can demonstrate they really have something special that they can offer the high street. Those that are lucky enough to be selected are given 6 months in our shop to grow and develop their business. Easy! You can help the growth of these businesses in your community coming along to the Starting Point retail outlet at Graham Street, Airdrie. 

Keeping up to date with the Starting Point project.

Thanks again for all your continued support and custom throughout this project! Now that we’re well on our way into our second 6 month period, our new businesses have certainly settled in and are creating quite a name for themselves.

If you want to follow the previous businesses you can find CustomCabs, BF Graphics, Skinalicious and Capture the Moment settled into their new premises in 19-21 Chapel Street (above Kennedys Hair Stylist) here in Airdrie. Chocolat Blanc and Mabel & Eric are currently concentrating on their online business, however still have products available for purchase within the shop so pop in and stock up on your favourite items!

If this sounds like something you want to be part of, we’re always interested in hearing from you! Otherwise stay tuned for updates on our recruitment process and when to apply- it’s an opportunity not to be missed!

Starting Point is more than just a place to shop.

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