Darlington public give great support to North East regional final

TRADERS from all over the North East region came together to vie for the title of the North East’s Young Trader of the Year.  Although a little overcast, the rain held off and 27  traders sold their wares at Blackwell Gate in Darlington.
Hosted by Market Asset Management (Darlington ) there was a good mix of arts and crafts, general retail and grocery products from preloved clothing, to great handmade crafts and delicious cakes.
The judges had a tough role and they decided to put 10 traders through the the National Final  as the North East’s winners and highly commended.
Everyone who took part were superb in their efforts and this was supported by the Darlington people who flocked to the young traders market.  

Overall and general retail category winner Juda Jallouli (The Aromatory)

Arts and crafts category winner (joint) Sophie Craggs (Beer Can-dles)

Arts and crafts category winner (joint) Coral Dean (Fat Rabbit)

Grocery category winner Lydia Dunn (Lydia’s Cakery)

Highly commended general retail Megan Crombie (Marley Fields Pet Boutique)

Highly commended general retail Hannah Gowland (Preloved Vintage)

Highly commended general retail Megan Archer (Rooted Floral Design)

Highly commended arts and crafts Jasmine Heywood (JLH Print)

Highly commended arts and crafts Ben Staves (Staves Art)

Highly commended grocery Sarah Shields (Bakely Cakes)