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YOUNG TRADERS MARKET NATIONAL FINAL
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  SABOON ALEE
  THE YORKSHIRE PRINT
   FAY DIXON DESIGNS
  ALICE LOUISA DESIGN
  EMI B DESIGNS
  LUCY JANE PHOTOGRAPHY
  STAVES ART
  MCAVOY DESIGN
  GRACE MAKES
  FUNKY SPROUT
  SEW LITTLE
  REBECCA JOY TEXTILES
  LOTTIVICS ART
 HIKO SCENTED WAXES
   HAVING A PARTY
  Wilmer sources the best coffee beans at good prices, roasts them at his own roastery and warehouse, and is doing well selling them on markets in the north east.
Nicky Mills, 26, from East Yorkshire, started her arty business eight months ago. Called Pen and Gwyn after her dog, she sells colourful cards and prints from her original watercolour paintings, mainly of animals — “because animals and bright colours make you happy.”
She said: “I had a great life travelling the world teaching English, but my real passion is art and working as an English teacher felt like putting my shoes on the wrong feet every morning.”
The overall winner Frankie Farrar could also have gone in a different direction. A talented dancer from a creative family — mum and dad convert VW camper vans — Frankie started her business aged 14 when she discovered the history of rings made from silver spoons.
In days gone by, servants who couldn’t afford a wedding ring would sometime steel a silver spoon from their employer’s home and make one from it.
“I decided to try to make my own and experimented in our garage with help from my dad,” Frankie said.
She began visiting antique sales to buy the silver spoons and now has a thriving business which she has expanded to include making rings
from old coins and selling lamps she crafts from items such as brass musical instruments, old sewing machines and even old beer pumps.
Frankie impressed the judges to become overall winner at the Yorkshire and Humber regional final, then followed it up with the category win at the Stratford final, before being named overall winner.
Last but not least, David McDonald won the public vote at the national final after wowing the crowds with his Geordie bangers. More about David in the December edition of Market Times.
Joe said: “The National Young Trader Competition has been an incredible, inspiring journey and we can only thank everyone who
worked so hard and supported this great initiative.”
He said there were too many helpers to mention everyone, but he gave special thanks to Stratford- upon-Avon district and town councils for their support and providing the perfect venue for the final. And he said LSD, the private market operator who provided the stalls and tables for the regional and national finals had been incredibly generous, professional and supportive.
“We all need a breather now but we aim to make the young trader initiative even bigger and better next year, with more traders, local authorities and market operators involved,” he added.
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