World-famous Portobello Road Market setting for London & South East Regional Final

WORDS alone can hardly do justice to the vibrancy and energy of the ninth YTM regional final held on London’s famous Portobello Road Market.
The London and the South East regional event was attended by over 30 traders, with some travelling from as far away as Eastbourne to take part.
The Young Traders Market ran alongside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s summer market, and an independent market —ensuring that the whole street was bustling with traders.
Our young traders were extremely busy all day and as standards were very high and products so diverse  the judges had a tough time choosing the 10 finalists (pictured below) now eligible to go through to the National Final in Stratford-upon-Avon at the August bank holiday weekend.

Overall and General Retail category winner Calum Mogridge (Clean Beach Ltd)

Arts and Crafts category winner Chad Killoran

Food and Drink category winner Teslim Akinpeju (Caneforest)

Grocery category winner Elli Meekings (Elli’s Edibles)

Highly commended general retail Ayo Adedeji (The Plain Shop)

Highly commended general retail Danni Jefferson (Jefferson Crafts)

 Highly commended arts and crafts Alisha John (Forever Violet)

Highly commended arts and crafts Megan Smylie-Page (MSP Wildlife Art)

Highly commended food and drink Corey Lower (All Wrapped Up)

Highly commended grocery Rebecca Ghim (The Ferm)