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Young Traders

Markets are an ideal platform to launch a lean business. 2021 is the year of the young market trader and Burton Market Hall is working with a wide range of operators across the UK to support and develop traders of the future as part of the National Market Trader Federation's Young Trader programme.

In a collaborative approach to nurturing and supporting young traders aged 16-30, Burton Market Hall will host a dedicated Young Trader market on Saturday 3rd July 2021 in Burton Market Place. This market will be part of a national competition, which will see successful Young Traders progress into the regional final, held on Saturday 7th August in Wolverhampton and if successful again, into the national finals, to be held in Stratford upon Avon in late Summer of 2021.

Young Traders interested in joining us for the East Staffordshire Young Trader Market can benefit from the following options

  1. Traders attending the Young Trader market on Saturday 3rd July 2021 will be able to trade for free, and East Staffordshire Borough Council can provide necessary insurance cover for just £3 for the day.
  2. The top 4 traders, as selected by the judges, will have the opportunity to trade at the regional event representing East Staffordshire.
  3. The top 4 traders will also receive the opportunity to trade at Burton Market Hall for up to 4 weeks for free. 

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You can find more information about the national programme by visiting, www.nmtf.co.uk/campaigns/young-traders-market

If you're aged between 16-30 and would like to trade at the East Staffordshire Young Trader Market on Saturday 3rd July, but would like more information, please email markets@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Aside from the national competition, we'll also host regular Young Trader Markets throughout 2021 in a bid to help young people into business. These Young Trader Markets will be held on the following dates,

Saturday 2nd October 2021

Saturday 18th December 2021