Searing heat but big smiles from young traders at Midlands regional final in Wolverhampton
NOT even searing heatwave temperatures could stop the young traders coming out in force on Dudley Street in Wolverhampton to compete for the title of Midlands Young Trader of the Year.
The last of the 10 regional finals was hosted by the City of Wolverhampton and LSD promotions and saw 22 traders brave temperatures of 32 degrees to sell to a bustling stream of customers throughout the day.
The traders kept their cool and served with smiles on their faces whilst sweltering in the sun.
The 10 winners and highly commended traders (pictured below) are now eligible to go through to the national final in Stratford -upon-Avon at the August bank holiday weekend.
Overall and Arts and Crafts category winner Jake Dennys (Dennyspaints)
Food and Drink category winner Sarah Spencer (Toasted)
General Retail category winner Parminder Kaur (Panda Threads)
Grocery category winner Leah Woodcock (Leah’s Bakes)
Highly commended arts and crafts Emily Ainsworth (Emily Ainsworth Print)
Highly commended arts and crafts Grace Hancock (Cushy Paws)
Highly commended food and drink Rhys Linton (Irrhysistible Drinks)
Highly commended general retail Justin Morris (Diverted Route Ltd)
Highly commended grocery Shaquille Hinds (The Jam Lab)
Highly commended general retail Tayshan Langedoc-Butt (Earth Elixir Haircare)