Young Traders 2024 campaign steams ahead
THE NMTF’s Young Traders Market 2024 campaign is already attracting major attention as scores and scores of young entrepreneurs apply to take part.
But it’s far from too late to enter — if you’re aged 16 to 30 click here.
Whilst the ultimate goal for all of them is to reach the national final in Stratford-upon-Avon — and perhaps win the title of Young Trader of the Year — there’s also a lot more going on before that main event over the August bank holiday weekend.
Market operators are being encouraged to organise their own local events. and many are already on board.
For those who are thinking about organising a local event, but aren’t too sure, we have a helpful guide you can access here.
Operators — if you want to get involved email the team — firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the local events series there’s the 10 regional finals (see right), kindly hosted by operators across the land.
That gives you an indication of just how major the YTM project has become.
Above all YTM is about encouraging young entrepreneurs to try market trading and hopefully decide it’s the way forward for them.
To read all about last year’s campaign — including the results of the grand final — click here.
Ten regional finals — where and when
Saturday July 27th
Hosted by Swansea City Council
Saturday June 29th
Hosted by Welshpool Town Council
Saturday June 22nd
Hosted by Bolton MBC
Sunday June 16th
Durham Market Place
Hosted by Durham Markets
EAST OF ENGLAND
Wednesday July 31st
Bury St Edmunds
Hosted by West Suffolk Council
YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
Sunday August 4th
Hosted by Skipton Town Council
Saturday and Sunday June 8th & 9th
Belfast St George’s Market
Hosted by Belfast City Council
Sunday June 2nd
Exeter Cathedral Green
Hosted by InExeter (Exeter BID)
LONDON & SOUTH EAST
Sunday July 14th
Hosted by Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Saturday July 20th
Hosted by Wolverhampton City Council and LSD Promotions