The Midlands regional final winners at Wolverhampton
It’s a wrap — the last of the 10 regional finals for the 2023 YTM campaign was held in Wolverhampton and hosted by LSD Promotions and Wolverhampton City Council.
Twenty-one young traders were competing for the final eight places at the national final and each and every one of them was fantastic, offering products from plant-based brownies, exotic jams and spreads, clothes, flowers, knitwear and homewares.
Such was the competition, we saw a nutty professor and a six ft cake mascot trading with us!
Well done to everyone who has competed to date. Now on to the national final and we will see everyone in Stratford-upon-Avon at the end of August.
Overall and arts and crafts category winner Alice Smith (AVMS Art)
Food and drink category winner Rhys Linton (Irrhysistible Drinks Ltd)
General retail category winner Louis Edwards (Heart to Heart)
Grocery category winner Chloe Beswick (Baked by Chloe)
Highly commended arts and crafts Grace Hancock (Cushy Paws)
Highly commended grocery Naomi Windsor and Jamie Jones (Plant Brownies)
Highly commended grocery Shaquille Hinds (The Jam Lab)
Highly commended general retail Beth Veasey (Beth’s Seedbombs)
Highly commended general retail Amy Haviland (Nova Blooms Florist)
Highly commended arts and crafts Aliysha Butcher (The Boutique Resin Company)