East of England regional final at Bury St Edmunds — the results
THE fifth of the 10 regional finals was hosted by West Suffolk council and held for the second year at Bury St Edmunds where it accompanied the traditional famous weekly market.
The local community were out in droves and were delighted with the addition to their market and the mix of arts and crafts, food and drink and quality products that they found alongside their usual market.
The weather was overcast but the young traders outshone the grey clouds and although the smallest of the regional finals young traders pitched up with some excellent stall presentations that resulted in nine traders going through to the national final.
Overall winner and arts and crafts category winner Sophie Clarke (Sophie Clarke Designs)
Grocery category winner Gemma Oakes (Doodle Doughnuts)
Food and drink category winner Georgia Crouchman (GG Bakes)
General retail category winner Sophie Mann (Sophie April Mann Textile Designs)
Highly commended arts and crafts category Rebekka Johnson (The Little Print Box)
Highly commended food and drink category Holly Carr-Maskell (Dear Love Ltd)
Highly commended food and drink Jessica Rix (Little Jessies)
Highly commended general retail category Olivia Washington (Olivia’s Curiosities)
Highly commended arts and crafts category Bethany Estelle (Bumbles The Wellness Wax Company)