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Young entrepreneurs wanted for Northampton Market

Northampton Market Square by night
Northampton Market Square by night
Published: Friday, 01 April 2016

Young entrepreneurs are being encouraged to take their first steps into business by trying out a stall at Northampton Market.

Northampton Borough Council is urging young people to consider holding a stall at the market as part of Love Your Local Market fortnight – a national campaign taking place from 17 to 31 May aimed at celebrating markets across the country.

Young people aged 14 to 25, from the Northampton area, are being invited to express interest in taking a free stall. Depending on the level of interest received, potential stallholders will be able to have a free pitch during Love Your Local Market fortnight or take part in a separate market day for young people. Under 16s will require supervision from a parent or guardian.

Market officers from Northampton Borough Council will guide potential traders through the process of becoming a stall holder, including helping with public liability insurance. Any young people who get a taste for market trading from the experience and would like to become a regular market trader will receive follow up support from the team.

Councillor Jonathan Nunn, Northampton Borough Council portfolio holder for markets, said: “We are keen to give young people an opportunity to showcase their ideas and take their first steps into business. Having a free stall during Love Your Local Market fortnight is the perfect opportunity to experience market trading for the first time, get a feel for what it is like to work in a market environment and to try out potential business ideas.”

For more information about applying to have a free stall contact the market team at Northampton Borough Council on 07979 747081 or email [email protected]