A grand  North West regional
final at Bolton

SOARING temperatures did not deter the young traders from vying for the title of North West Young Trader of 2022.
Bolton Council provided the excellent  venue of Victoria Square, which was bustling with footfall while 30 traders from all over the North West battled it out, showcasing their diverse products ranges.
The judging panel —  the Mayor Coun Akhtar Zaman, the Deputy Leader of the council Coun Hilary Fairclough, and the Head of Markets Service Peter Entwistle — had a hard task choosing the winners and highly commended traders as the standard was so high.
After much deliberation six highly commended and four category winners were chosen to represent the North West in the National Final in Stratford-upon-Avon on August 26th and 27th.
They are also immensely proud of their local traders who just fell under the age threshold of 16 but represented Bolton with their amazing products. All three under 16s were awarded highly commended certificates and we hope to see them joining in with the main campaign over the coming years.

Overall winner and arts and crafts winner Ellie Watson (Ellie Francesca Design) is pictured with NMTF National President John Dyson and one of the judges, Bolton Council’s Deputy Leader and Markets Portfolio holder Coun Hilary Fairclough. Other judges were Head of Markets Service Peter Entwistle and Bolton Mayor Coun Akhtar Zaman.

General retail category winner Megan Hudson (Signature Toys)

Grocery category winner Thomas Watson (Whatalottasweetz)

Winner food and drink category Holly Challinor (Cheshire Botanicals)

Highly commended general retail Guillaume Pochon (Ma Lumiere)

Highly commended general retail Parissa Zamanpour (Sway)

Highly commended food and drink category Ryan Green (Barbecue Up North)

Highly commended arts and crafts category Grace Collard (Grace Makes)

Highly commended arts and crafts Becca Hitchin (Petal ’n Ink)

Highly commended grocery — Sarah Clarke (Rub ’n Roll)

Under-16s  Emma Britton (Emma B Makes)

Under-16s Thomas Edgar (Pawesome Pets)

Under-16s Grace Alexandra (Grace Alexandra Jewellery)