I first met Emma, who runs Glasgow PlantMama in September at her first pop up at Nicoll’s Gallery and Events Space. Her pop up there was a great success! After speaking to her and understanding her plans to host more pop ups we believed Pop Up Spot could help her grow her business. We hoped that we
could offer her pop up spaces that were ideal for Emma and her business needs.
Her first weekend using Pop Up Spot at Lingo Flamingo’s Dennistoun space was a huge success. Even more successful than Emma or I had imagined it would be! The (socially distanced) queue was a constant from Thursday through to Sunday and by the end of the pop up the originally fully-stocked shelves were almost completely bare. It was such a success that Emma immediately asked to come back for an initial 2 month period over Christmas in this same location. This is where you will currently find her based.
Emma then branched out to the southside of Glasgow to pop up at another Lingo Flamingo space in Shawlands, where she found the pop up to be just as popular! The locals were very excited by a new and exciting pop up coming to their area.
I caught up with Emma to discuss her experience with choosing to do pop ups through Pop up Spot:
When I first started having pop up shops, I used my garage and then recommendations from friends, but I never knew that there was actually a website that could do all the legwork of finding a spot for me. Pop up Spot has been a great help to my small business and takes one more thing off my ever-growing to-do list. Euan is so helpful, and he’s really put together a list of great spots; they all have such amazing character and location. We have done three pop ups now with Pop up Spot and I have no complaints! I would definitely recommend them to any other small business.
You can currently find Glasgow PlantMama at 128 Sword Street in Dennistoun. As a certified plant grower, she can remain open during tier 4 lockdown restrictions in Glasgow. The shop is open Thursday-Sunday 12 pm-8 pm, with a click and collect service also available from Glasgow PlantMama’s website.