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Market Times • December 2015
Clara gets a taste for market trading
 THE NMTF’s innovative Taster Membership scheme has helped Clara Adade set up stall on Croydon’s historic Surrey Street Market.
Clara, who lives only a few minutes’ walk for the market, had been working as an “Avon lady” selling the products made famous by the advertising slogan: “Ding dong — Avon calling”.
Earlier this year it occurred to her that the market might be the perfect opportunity to expand her business after years of selling the cosmetics by working from home to build a client base and calling on customers in their homes.
She contacted the Surrey Street Market team and market inspector Fiona Woodcock and market development manager Roy Wayre helped her get started.
They told Clara about the NMTF’s Taster Membership scheme which allowed her to
start trading without the immediate expense of public liability insurance.
Clara said: “I’ve been here a few weeks now and I’m really having fun. I am out and talking to people and building a good customer base, with a few repeat customers already.”
Roy, who has been at Croydon for two years, said: “The NMTF scheme is a great way for operators to give would-be traders a leg-up and a chance to experience first-hand the realities of market life.
“Clara came to us and, through the scheme, we were able to offer her, in addition to the help and advice we’d normally provide, the means to get started at minimal cost and to learn that, yes, this was something she definitely wanted to do.”
Clara Adade
Operators — for more about taster membership go to:
Clara is now a fully paid-up member of the
NMTF. http://www.nmtf.co.uk/tastermembership.html
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