The Northern Ireland regional final winners at Belfast

The morning drizzle did not stop the sunshine radiating from inside the iconic St George’s Market in Belfast for the seventh YTM regional final.
Forty traders of an exceptional standard vied for a place at the national final.
Talented artists, creators and makers from all over Northern Ireland showcased illustrations, pottery, crocheting and knitting, hand-made dog food and speciality small batch blended chai teas.
The event was covered by The Belfast Telegraph and Bangor Live and the event was visited by market operators from throughout Northern Ireland.
Overall eight traders received a winner or highly commended award and the NMTF is working (with the assistance of Belfast City Council) to get as many of them as possible over to the national final on August 25 and 26 in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Overall and joint arts and crafts category winner Patrick Frazer (The Candle Bottle Bank)

Food and drink category winner Andrew McGuire (Chala Chai)

General retail category winner Becky Gibson (Mini Stitcher)

Arts and crafts joint category winner Helena Smythe (Alpine Ayita Illustrations)

Highly commended arts and crafts Jessica Penney (Siren Bay)

Highly commended arts and crafts Emma Forsythe (Dilemma Crafts)

Highly commended general retail Melisa Gibson (Molly’s Dog Delights)

Highly commended general retail Anne McGilligan (Cloud Wine)