Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Maiden Voyage official launch event

This afternoon, along with a number of other city councillors and other invited guests, I had the pleasure of attending the Maiden Voyage official launch event at the Wellgate Centre.

Created by students at Dundee and Angus College studying NQ Advanced Enterprise in Business, this pop-up shop is an excellent initiative.    As the students say, "As part of our studies we are open and run a pop up shop in the Wellgate Centre for a period of 6 weeks in the lead up to Christmas. 

"Our group of 14 students have been directly involved in all aspects of this project, from restoring and painting the fixtures and fittings that will be used to display stock, to planning the store layout and selecting merchandise. The shop has been designed to allow for a classroom at the rear of the sales floor. We will be working in the shop as well as learning about knowledge and skills required by businesses to be successful and so are gaining valuable experience at many levels. 

"The shop, called ‘Maiden Voyage’ opens on 6th November and is located on the 2nd floor of the Wellgate Shopping Centre. The design, created by last year’s HND Retail Management students, is inspired by a vintage cruise liner featuring a mix of opulent and industrial themes. We are selling a range of ladies fashion, accessories and gifts."

Here's Grant Ritchie, Depute Principal of Dundee and Angus College, at the opening of 'Maiden Voyage' this afternoon: