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 Young Traders Market 2020
set to attract record number
of participants
THE NMTF’s Young Traders Market campaign to get 16 to 30-year-old entre- preneurs trading on markets steps up a gear in 2020 with nine regional finals being held throughout the UK.
A series of preliminary regional meetings for operators to discuss this year’s initiative have now been held, and plans are now well on course for the regional events (see panel).
These will be held in July and August before the “big one” — the grand final in Stratford- upon-Avon on August 28 and 29.
There is no doubt that the BBC’s The One Show coverage of last year’s final in Stratford, with overall winner Frankie Farrar getting her prize live on the show, has boosted interest and lots of
young traders have already applied to take part. But it’s still not too late to join the campaign. If you know someone aged 16 to 30 who would like the chance, tell them to apply by going to
Operators can still get involved — email or telephone NMTF head office on 01226 749021 and ask to speak to a member of the YTM team.
If you can, stage your own local Young Traders Market. If not, you could nominate young people standing your markets to take part in the regional events.
For more information for operators, the traders’ entry procedure and a guide to starting up visit
Cambridge (near the market in Guildhall Street)
Saturday July 11
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne (Grey’s Monument) Saturday July 18
South West
Wells, Somerset (Market Place) Thursday July 23
London & South East
Westminster (Cathedral Piazza) Wednesday July 29
North West
(outside the new market) Saturday August 1
Yorkshire & the Humber
Doncaster (Market Place) Saturday August 1
Northern Ireland
Belfast (in front of Belfast City Hall) Wednesday August 5
Swansea (in Oxford Street by the indoor market)
Saturday July 25
Wolverhampton (Dudley Street) Saturday August 8
   The first regional meeting in Doncaster
  Filming at the BBC’s The One Show

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