Young people from across Leeds and West Yorkshire will be showcasing their creative talents and business skills at the first ever Yorkshire Regional Youth Market which will be held at Leeds Markets on 1 August (Yorkshire Day).
Not only will the young traders be able to sell their produce, they will also be entered into the National Market Traders Federation’s National Youth Market competition. Top traders from the Youth Market can go on to be nominated to trade at the National Youth Market Champions event, which takes place in Stratford-upon-Avon on Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September. With an award for ‘Young Trader of the Year’ and four highly commended awards. Each award will receive cash prizes and free NMTF membership for one year.
The National Youth Market celebrates young entrepreneurs trading on our nation’s markets, festivals and fairs. The Youth Market provides the opportunity for young people to test out, launch, and grow a business.
It is a collaborative approach to nurturing young talent, advocating market trading as a business model, and encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to trade on traditional retail markets.