IT’S on again — and the NMTF Young Traders Market 2022 promises to be even bigger and better than ever.
The NMTF has spent a decade concentrating on attracting new blood into the retail markets industry.
Over the years many young people who have dipped their collective toes into the water have gone on to become full-time market traders.
Now, as hopefully we emerge from the pandemic, it is vital that we have traders out there who will continue to support the industry. And, of course, support the industry by creating and selling products that both young and older shoppers will want to buy. We’ve already launched a social media campaign to attract young entrepreneurs — aged between 16 and 30 — to take part in a series of 10 regional finals in July and August, with the ambition to win through to the National Final, once more being held at the magnificent Waterside in Stratford-upon-Avon on the bank holiday weekend Friday and Saturday August 26 and 27.
As well as a prestigious trophy the overall winner will receive £500 cash, and a mobile credit card terminal from our sponsors Multipay. We are also encouraging market operators to stage local events that can act as a springboard to the main regional and national events.
Click above for the latest on dates and venues for the regional finals.
Calling all operators
AN ESSENTIAL element of the Young Traders Market national campaign is the strong support from many market operators.
During February there was a series of virtual meetings where plans were revealed for a number of regional events. The importance of organising their own local events to tie in with the national campaign was emphasised to operators.
A second series of virtual meetings to tie up loose ends will be held in April.
In the meantime anyone wanting further information can contact CEO Joe Harrison on 01226 749021, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .