€50,000 Readymade Retail Opportunity Terms & Conditions

Full Entry Terms & Conditions:

  1. Champion Green is a national movement by government, industry, business, and the public, to inspire people to support local, to do business locally, and to source local products and services; in-person and online. It is the biggest support local movement in a generation, developed to help our towns and cities recover and remain vibrant for future generations.  
  2. The Champion Green initiative is supported by Kilkenny Design and Visa, in association with Retail Excellence, Small Firms Association, Chambers Ireland, Maxol, and AIB Merchant Services. An Post and Aviva Ireland are also long-standing corporate partners of the initiative, along with Snap Printing.
  3. The promoters of this competition are Champion Green and Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC.
  4. The Promotion is open to sole traders, local makers, designers and small businesses (less than 20 employees) based in the Republic of Ireland only who are aged 18 years or over, except 1) employees and their families of Champion Green, Aviva Group and partners including Kilkenny Group, Visa, An Post Commerce, Small Firms Association, MentorsWork, Retail Excellence, Chambers Ireland, Maxol, AIB Merchant Services, Bannerton PR and their subsidiary companies. 2) any broker, intermediary, supplier or other associated person (any person, corporate or individual that performs services for or on behalf of Aviva Group).
  5. The retail opportunity has a start date of no later than 3 October 2022 and an end date of end of March 2023.
  6. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  7. No purchase is necessary to enter this Promotion.
  8. Sole Trader and small business entrants must be fully registered and tax compliant.
  9. Only one winner will be chosen as a Champion Green ambassador to receive the outlined €50,000 retail opportunity.
  10. The €50,000 Retail Opportunity includes: FREE six-month rental lease worth more than €21,550 at a prime shopping unit at Blackrock Village Centre Co Dublin (unit size 479 square feet), courtesy of Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC, a store fit-out, advice and equipment from commercial design & build contractors Roccul, worth €5,000, FREE parcel sending for one year within Ireland, and a free local direct mail campaign from An Post Commerce, to support online omni-channel retailing; combined prize worth €10,000 (including VAT),  Six x 90 minute online mentoring sessions with an assigned mentor, courtesy of MentorsWork; a store marketing campaign from Champion Green and Bannerton PR, worth €15,000 and  Complimentary one year membership to Champion Green partner business organisations – Retail Excellence, Small Firms Association and Chambers Ireland affiliate Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber.
  11. To enter, all eligible sole traders and small businesses must submit their business applications via the online form at https://championgreen.ie/retail-competition/, along with a two-minute video by midnight on 5th September 2022. Applications will be shortlisted to five entrants who will attend a virtual/in-person interview with the outlined judging panel; Duncan Graham – Managing Director at Retail Excellence, Marian O’Gorman – Chairperson at Kilkenny Design, Richard Miley at An Post, Carina Galavan – Property Fund Specialist at Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC.
  12. Any applications submitted after midnight on 5th September 2022 will not be considered.
  13.  The winner must be in a position to open the retail unit for 7 days a week, in line with the opening hours of the centre and subject to a minimum of 40  hours, for the full duration of the licence.
  14. The winner must be in a position to cover the costs associated with the fit-out of the retail unit, heating, staffing. 
  15. The winner will be chosen and contacted on the week commencing 19th September 2022. The Promoters reserve the right to alter the dates referred to within these Terms and Conditions should the advertised dates become unavailable for any reason including unforeseen circumstances outside the Promoter’s reasonable control. The winner will be announced to the public on week commencing 19th or 26th September via PR, email, an online article at www.championgreen.ie and Champion Green social channels. 
  16. The chosen Champion Green Ambassador and winner of the outlined €50,000 Retail Opportunity must fully comply and agree to partake in advertising and marketing campaigns under Champion Green and Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC. Separate consent may be requested from the winner for these activities. These activities will extend to PR photocalls, press and media interviews (TV, radio, print & social media), digital promotions, online and social media promotions. Following the six-month free licence with Champion Green and Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC, the winner must agree to partake in any additional promotional activities including case studies, testimonials and more. The Promoter reserves the right to amend or request additional promotional activities at any time.
  17. The Retail opportunity is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  18. The Retail opportunity with Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC provides FREE six month licence of the retail unit only. Fitting out of the retail unit including all fixtures, fittings, equipment and point of sale within the unit shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. Energy consumption is also the responsibility of the winner.
  19. An Post offer will be subject to the applicable An Post Terms and Conditions the parcel sending service and the direct mail services and on such other terms and subject to such limitations as An Post may impose from time to time.
  20. The winner  will be obliged to enter into a formal licence agreement with Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC on such terms acceptable to Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC. The winner will be subject to the terms and conditions contained in the licence which includes the Landlord’s termination rights
  21. Insurance and responsibility for any damages in respect of the retail unit shall be the sole responsibility of the winner.
  22. Should any prize element be unavailable, Champion Green and Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC reserve the right to substitute with an element of equal or greater value.
  23. The Promoters’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  24. The Promoters retain sole discretion to withhold any element of the €50,000 retail opportunity without liability if in its view the winner is ineligible, the entry is invalid or a recipient does not meet the necessary requirements as set out in these terms and conditions. The Promoters reserve the right without prior notice to withdraw or amend the Promotion in the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside of its control.
  25. Only fully completed entries which are submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions will be eligible. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries invalidated by technical problems beyond the control of the Promoters. Proof of entry is not proof of delivery. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received by the Promoters for whatever reason. Sometimes, through reasons outside of our reasonable control, the Champion Green website (as with any website) may not be accessible.  We cannot guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Champion Green website.
  26. The information, including any personal data, which participants are required to submit to enter the Promotion, will be used by the Promoters to select entries, to contact the shortlisted applicants; including contacting relevant participants and to select a winner. The Promoters reserve the right to process further personal data of the five shortlisted entrants in order to perform any interviews. Such data will only be processed to the extent necessary to select a winner.
  27. Personal data will not be used or shared with any parties other than those referred to in these Terms and Conditions. Further personal data may be required from the winner for the purposes of carrying out due diligence and anti-money laundering checks. This personal data will be retained only for as long as it is reasonably required in order to comply with legal obligations. For further information on how the Promoters process personal data, please refer to the relevant privacy policies: Privacy Policy – Champion Green or https://www.aviva.ie/about-and-support/privacy/
  28. By participating in the Promotion, participants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
  29. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoters exclude all liability whatsoever to entrants and the chosen winner in relation to the Promotion and the retail package to be awarded.
  30. The six month rental licence opportunity with Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC at Blackrock Village Centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin, commences from the effective date of the licence which may coincide with the day the winner receives the keys to the unit. Upon expiry of the fixed six month  licence period, Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC reserves the right at its sole discretion to ask the winner to immediately vacate the unit or to apply standard market rental fees and enter a formal lease agreement with Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC.
  31. Any tax implications resulting from receiving six months free rental shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. Champion Green and Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC will not accept any liability in this instance.
  32. The Promoters reserve the right to verify all information contained in any entries.
  33. This Promotion and these Terms and Conditions are governed by Irish Law. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Promotion shall be dealt with exclusively by the Courts of Ireland.

Data Protection Notice

  1. The information, including any personal data, which participants are required to submit to enter the Promotion, will be used by the Promoters to select entries, to contact the shortlisted applications; including contacting relevant participants and to select a winner. The Promoters reserve the right to process further personal data of the five shortlisted entrants in order to perform any interviews. Such data will only be processed to the extent necessary to select a winner.
  2. Personal data will not be used or shared with any parties other than those referred to in these Terms and Conditions. Further personal data may be required from the winner for the purposes of carrying out due diligence and anti-money laundering checks. This personal data will be retained only for as long as it is reasonably required in order to comply with legal obligations. For further information on how the Promoters process personal data, please refer to the relevant privacy policies: Privacy Policy – Champion Green or https://www.aviva.ie/about-and-support/privacy/