Glenrothes company Every Last Detail has won a 12-month test trade period after triumphing in a Dragon’s Den style contest helping to create a new business in the town.
Every Last Detail won the Business Space event to land permanent premises at Unit 10 Unicorn Way in the Kingdom Shopping Centre, formerly McLeish Fishmongers, after beating off stiff competition from Jak’s Flowering Fancies, The Coffee Shop and Mi Jewellery.
Boss Laura Poole said: “I was so excited to get through to the first round of the competition itself and for it to result in me being the winner is just incredible!
“The whole experience was nerve racking but very exciting. I’m very thankful for all the support from friends and family from the start and also the business support from Fife Council, the Kingdom Shopping Centre and Business Gateway Fife.”
As well as event planning for occasions such as birthdays, baby showers, retirements and wedding receptions, Every Last Detail makes locally sourced, handmade products which can be personalised.
And their pitch most impressed Fife’s very own Dragons’ Den judges: Councillor Altany Craik, chairman of Glenrothes Area Committee; John Kerr of Harvey Willis gift shop; Robert Winter of Kingdom Shopping Centre and Lynne Baillie of Business Gateway Fife.
Every Last Detail will receive business support from Business Gateway Fife and John Kerr, following their success in a competition backed by Fife Council and MARS Pension Trustees Ltd, new owners of the Kingdom Shopping Centre.
Chairman of Glenrothes Area Committee, Councillor Altany Craik, said: “The recession has hit town centres hard across Fife and Glenrothes is no exception.
“I wish Laura all the very best for her 12 month test period. Hopefully this will help her to become a permanent fixture in the Kingdom Shopping Centre.”
Project opens doors to centre premises
The Business Space competition was designed to offer a unique opportunity to a new retail business to locate within the Kingdom Shopping Centre for a 12-month test trade period. It was run as part of the Glenrothes Town Centre Action Plan and the competition was open to those not currently trading, but looking to start up, or those trading from home but looking to establish a town centre presence. Robert Winter, centre manager for the Kingdom Shopping Centre said: “We warmly welcome Laura to the Kingdom Shopping Centre, her inspiration, creativity and drive is highlighted throughout her new store. We wish her all the success in the future.”