Market event offers young entrepreneurs the chance to ‘Trade for a Tenner’

Four images of young traders at Gainsborough Market Place

Entrepreneurs aged 16 to 30 are invited to participate in a Young Traders Market set to take place in Gainsborough on 8 June this year. 

Organised by West Lindsey District Council, the event is part of a national campaign run by the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF), aimed at providing a platform for young traders to showcase their goods in a traditional market setting. 

Participants in the event will have the opportunity to ‘Trade for a Tenner’ with stalls available at a discounted rate of just £10. Those taking part will also automatically be entered into the National Young Traders’ Competition, run by the NMTF. The judging panel, comprised of members from the business community and the council, will assess the entrants.

Amanda Bouttell, the council’s Senior Project & Growth Officer, Employment & Skills expressed enthusiasm for the event. She said: 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to start or grow their own business and to develop key skills. 

“Trading from a market stall is a cost-effective way of raising your profile, engaging directly with new customers, and learning from other traders. We really want to support the next generation of young entrepreneurs, and this is a fantastic way to have a go!”  

Young entrepreneurs interested in participating are encouraged to sign up through the NTF’s website here Young Traders

Anyone wanting further details can email West Lindsey District Council’s Towns Manager, Nicola Marshall - 

For details about the markets run by West Lindsey District Council, visit Markets

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