Starting Point is more than just a place to shop.

Welcome to The Shop@Starting Point

Welcome to The Shop@Starting Point, an exciting new venture in Airdrie town centre, North Lanarkshire. The Shop@Starting Point 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 The Shop@Starting Point here! 

The Shop@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 Shop@Starting Point retail outlet at Graham Street, Airdrie. 

Keeping up to date with TheShop@Starting Point

New Year – New Businesses!

What a great end to the year we had here in The Shop@Starting Point. December saw us welcoming a number of new businesses on a Pop-Up basis, which allowed them to trade the busy Christmas period with us. This proved to be very successful both for them and also for our customers, who had an even greater choice of products and services than usual. We hope to continue to assist more Retailers this way, so if you’re interested in joining us on a short-term contract, then please do get in touch via the Apply Here link

We also had some very special visitors in December, with Elsa and Anna from Frozen, Superman, Mickey Mouse and some other well-known characters meeting local Children – it was so lovely to see their excitement! The man himself, Mr Claus, also made a Guest Appearance on the day of the Christmas Lights Switch-On so its fair to say we definitely got into the Christmas spirit!

On a final note, we’d like to wish Lyndsey from Glamorous Creations Designer Cakes, Alison from Yours Blissfully and Laura from Belle Bowtique Bows every success in the future as they move on to the next phase of developing their businesses.