The East of England regional final winners at Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds hosted the young traders market regional final for the East of England for the third year running and we saw more young traders than ever join in the campaign for the region.  East of England demonstrated the highest number of candidates for the hot food offering and the overall East of England winner was selected from the food and drink category.  We saw 20 young traders compete for a place in the national final and eight young traders were lucky enough to go through to the national final in August. We were visited by Bury Free Press and BBC Look East covered the event.  The traders were enthusiastic and the judges, Mike Kirkham, Cllr Donna Higgins and the 2022 overall YTM winner Sophie Mann, spent time deliberating as the standard was extremely high.  This was the fifth regional final, only five more to go! 

Overall and Food and Drink category winner Jessica Pratt (Morsi’s UK)

Arts & Crafts category winner Helen Costello (The Bottle Bank Co)

General Retail category winner Hannah Evans (Lavender & Lilac Candle Co.)

Grocery category winner Amanda Hodgett (Meadow & Woodland Livestock)

Highly commended arts and crafts Sophie Aris (Handmade Galore)

Highly commended food and drink Holly Carr Maskell (Dear Love Ltd)

 Highly commended grocery Tiffany Spark (Tiff’s Tempting Treats)

Highly commended general retail Olivia Washington (Olivia’s Curiosities)