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 — ytm@nmtf.co.uk.

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

SOUTH WALES

Saturday July 27th
Swansea Market
Hosted by Swansea City Council 

NORTH WALES

Saturday June 29th
Welshpool Market
Hosted by Welshpool Town Council

NORTH WEST

Saturday June 22nd
Bolton Market
Hosted by Bolton MBC

NORTH EAST

Sunday June 16th
Durham Market Place
Hosted by Durham Markets
Company Ltd

EAST OF ENGLAND

Wednesday July 31st
Bury St Edmunds
Hosted by West Suffolk Council

YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER

Sunday August 4th
Skipton
Hosted by Skipton Town Council

NORTHERN IRELAND

Saturday and Sunday June 8th & 9th
Belfast St George’s Market
Hosted by Belfast City Council

SOUTH WEST

Sunday June 2nd
Exeter Cathedral Green
Hosted by InExeter (Exeter BID)

LONDON & SOUTH EAST

Sunday July 14th
Portobello Market
Hosted by Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

MIDLANDS

Saturday July 20th
Wolverhampton
Hosted by Wolverhampton City Council and  LSD Promotions