National Youth Market

This page is for young people who want to trade on the National Youth Market.
If you are a market operator interested in running a youth market, click here.


Working in partnership with Manchester Markets, the National Youth Market will be held on King Street in Manchester on 2 and 3 September 2016.

We are searching for the country's most entrepreneurial young trader! Could that be you?

50 pitches are available. The winner of the event will be awarded £500 and crowned National Young Trader of the Year.

Two runners up will recieve £200 each and a Highly Commended award. All three will win one year's free NMTF membership.

King Street in Manchester has resurged as a premium shopping street with impressive footfall.

Traders aged 16 to 30 who are resident in the UK are welcome to apply.

The selection panel will look favourably on those who have traded on markets, festivals and fairs over summer.

Approach your local markets today to see what trading opportunities are available!

Applications to trade on the National Youth Market close at 5pm on Friday, 29 July 2016.

Click here to apply

Do you have any questions about the National Youth Market? Contact our projects team on 01226 749 021 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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Got a great product to sell? Test out your idea by trading on your local market!

With low pitch or stall fees, flexible letting options, and great locations in towns and cities -  markets make perfect platforms to launch and grow a small business.

All markets are different, they reflect the communities they serve. Looking into which market would be best for your business is really important.

Use our national database to search for markets all over the UK and contact the market manager to see what opportunities are available for you.

How can the NMTF help prepare you for trading on markets, fairs or festivals?

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Expert advice

Do you have any questions about starting up on markets, fairs or festivals? Contact our support team on 01226 749021 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Click here to download a start-up guide to trading on markets (PDF, 327KB).

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