Markets are ideal platforms to launch a lean business. The National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) works with many organisers of traditional retail markets to run specialist markets aimed at supporting young people.
Following on from the success of the 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 finals, the 2023 National Young Traders Market Final will return to Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August 2023. Operators of traditional retail markets across England are working together to offer trading opportunities and business support to young entrepreneurs aged between 16 and 30.
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 and 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 onto the National Young Traders Market.
For more information on how you can be a part of this fantastic opportunity to take your ideas and business further, visit the NMTF website for details of where local heats will be held during May and June. The Regional Young Traders Markets will be held from late June to mid-August.