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MARKET TIMES • AUGUST 2019 15 Set fair for Young Traders Market 2019
This year’s event in Warwickshire will be bigger than last year’s National Youth Market
    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON in Warwickshire is preparing to welcome between 60 and 70 young entrepreneurs for the grand final of the NMTF’s Young Traders Market.
Around the time you’re reading this a good number of local young traders markets will have been held across England.
The best of them will have been put forward to the six regional finals.
Two of them — in Wells, Somerset and Newcastle upon Tyne — were held in July.
Coming up this month are York (August 1 - Yorkshire Day), Warrington (August 3), Westminster (August 8) and Wolverhampton (August 10).
And then it’s the final, in the home town of William Shakespeare, where the NMTF has been given marvellous support by the private market operator LSD Promotions and both town and district councils.
If you can get to the final make a date in your diary Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31.
Last year the event, held on Waterside, a
beautiful location by the River Avon and near the iconic Royal Shakespeare Theatre, was blessed with lovely sunny weather.
“Of course we’re hoping for the same again,” said the NMTF CEO Joe Harrison. “But whatever we get I am sure, judging by the fantastic group of people we had for our National Youth Market at the same venue last year, our young traders will make the best of it.”
Readers wanting to follow the progress of the Young Traders Market project can go to and click on the panel.
There will be a full report of both the national and regional finals in the October edition of Market Times.
   Halfway through the Go Trade project aimed at stimulating retail markets
  THE Go Trade project, aimed at bringing together 16 partners on both sides of the English Channel to stimulate retail markets, will be holding an event later this year to assess progress so far.
The initiative, launched in January 2017, is now mid-term and will end in March 2021.
The goals of this European project are numerous: to stimulate traditional local markets on both sides of the channel, preserve their variety and authenticity, foster entrepreneurship in the markets, increase the number of visitors and diversify the market customers, and finally make traditional local markets a tourism offer in their own right. To do this, the project partners have developed a number of actions, such as training for traders, coaching, market events, and specific communication tools.
Now the time has come to make the first assessments of this project.
and present the success of this cross-border co- operation.
This event will also be an opportunity to promote the project to all market representatives and traders wishing to benefit from the good practices developed in this project and the Go Trade quality label.
 So the Communauté de Communes du Pays de Lumbres, the Urbanism and Development Agency Pays de Saint-Omer Flandre Intérieure, the Chamber of Agriculture of Nord-Pas-de- Calais, and Pas-de-Calais Tourisme, as well as all of the Go Trade project partners, are organizing an interim event on October 24 and 25 in Lumbres in northern France.
On the agenda of these two half-days: testimonies, interventions of experts, debates and animations to highlight the concrete actions implemented to revitalise our traditional markets
Last year’s NYM winner Robert Leicester, from Warrington. His fruit and veg business has attracted lots of publicity as a result.

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