TestTown events have been held in 19 towns and city districts with 280 town center entrepreneurs graduating through a TestTown week and moving on to trial and run more than 117 new businesses. They make money. They create jobs. They breathe life back into the areas they break into. If barriers are broken down, there is very little they cannot do. You can read their inspiring stories on the map. This portal has been designed to support, guide and inspire organisations and partnerships to have a go at running TestTown events. We would love to hear about your events and include you in our TestTown map.
I would have allowed myself more time without a doubt...Until you help facilitate a project such as this, I don’t think you are aware of all the little details involved and the local politics which can often send you three steps backwards. It was, however, the most interesting project I have worked on and all the hours were well spent !!
TestTown 2014 Host
Great experience for young people. Young people have a bad reputation in my home town so TestTown allowed us to show we had something more to give and that we were striving to achieve life goals.
TestTown 2015 Participant
The animation of the town centre through pop-ups and performances created a wonderful atmosphere for new and returning shoppers.
TestTown 2015 Host