Opportunity for young people to start a business

2019 is the year of the Young Traders Market. Operators of traditional retail markets across England are working together to offer trading opportunities and business support to entrepreneurs aged between 16 and 30. The National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) is coordinating the programme.

It is a collaborative approach to nurturing young talent, advocating market trading as a business model, and encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to trade on the nation’s traditional retail markets.

Best of all – it’s a competition! Think of it like a series of heats: Local > Regional > National.

There are big prizes to be won for young traders who make it all the way through, plus big kudos for the operators who help to get them there.

First up, a young traders market in your local area. The best traders from these markets are selected to trade at a regional young traders market. Then, the best of the best go on to the National Young Traders Market!

Last year’s competition was won by Robert Leicester from Warrington

Important dates

Local Young Traders Markets – May, June
Regional Young Traders Markets – July, (early) August
National Young Traders Market – 30 & 31 August in Stratford-upon-Avon

Do you have a question about the Young Traders Market programme?

The whole team at the NMTF is working on this.
Who you need to speak to depends on where you are based.
Call them on 01226 749 021 or email them at ytm@nmtf.co.uk

Visit the website for further information https://www.nmtf.co.uk/campaigns/young-traders-market/

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