The Yorkshire & The Humber regional final winners at Leeds
It was an extremely difficult task to find the Yorkshire and Humber Young Trader of the Year for 2023. Leeds Markets hosted the regional final in the indoor Leeds Kirkgate Market and every one of the 27 traders was outstanding. Every product was available, from rum to sea glass, amazing illustrators, cakes, soaps, scents — there were even live bees!
Footfall was high and the customers enjoyed the addition to the normal Saturday markets alongside great live music entertainment throughout the day.
Overall 10 traders were chosen to attend the national final at the end of August. This was the sixth regional final, with four more to go.
Overall and general retail category winner Libby Ramsden (Herd and Hive)
Food and drink category winner Fred Harman (The Selfish Spirits Co.)
Grocery category winner Amy Bennett (Chunk Cookies)
Arts and crafts category winner Natalie Houlston (Zephyr Jewellery)
Highly commended arts and crafts Charlotte Lowther (Charlie’s Wooden Crafts)
Highly commended arts and crafts Katie Hughes (Daffodil and Leek)
Highly commended food and drink Holly Challinor (Cheshire Botanicals)
Highly commended general retail Morgan Sunley (By Odin’s Beard)
Highly commended general retail Aimee Smith (The Other World Bookshop)
Highly commended grocery Naushad Shah (Nosh Off)