Starting Up

Starting up on markets, festivals and fairs in the UK? Join the NMTF for expert advice, liability protection, and access to deals from leading suppliers. Dowload our free guide!

Join the NMTF

Get the basics right

Business Support Guides

Top tips to increase your sales

Start Up Loans

Financial support and mentoring

Start Up Guide

Download our free guide (PDF)

Expert Advice

Guidance for members

Pitch up for Retail

Coming soon

A Market Trader’s Story

Interested in becoming self-employed and starting a business trading on markets, festivals or fairs? Traders have shared their start-up stories with us. Click the links below to find out more!

Sean Clarke
Beer Central
Claire Swallow
The Closet Queen
Daniel Wilkinson
Wilkinson Butchers
Debbie Denby
Debbie’s Sweet Cabin
Ryan Davis
KD Davis & Sons
Do you run a traditional retail market? The NMTF is offering market organisers the opportunity to provide new traders with Taster Membership.
We want to be able to support start-ups to test trade on your markets. Combined with a package of incentives, Taster Membership is a winning ticket! Click here for more information.