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Young Traders Market 2023

Are you aged between 16 and 30 and have your own business? Or perhaps you’re thinking about dipping your toe in the water as a trader?

Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

The National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) run an annual competition to find the nation’s best Young Market Trader.

On Saturday 20 May, we’ll be hosting a local heat in the Market Garden, Swansea Market. Young traders will have the opportunity to come in and impress the judges for a place in the Regional Final in the City Centre in July.

Swansea will be hosting the South Wales Regional Final which will take place on 22 July and we’d love to see you there.

t’s free to take part and last year 10 young traders from the South Wales Regional Final went on to compete in the Grand Final with some great success. Anthony Johnson won the Grand Final prize in the Grocery Category whilst fellow Regional Finalist, Alana Jones was awarded a Highly Commended prize in the Arts and Crafts category.

So if you’re aged between 16 and 30, and:

  • Have a new business or a business idea that you’d like to test, or

  • Are already an established trader but looking for more exposure for your business, or

  • Have an existing business but have not yet tried retail The competition is open to all traders aged between 16 and 30 and is free to take part in. There are awards for four categories – Grocery, Arts & Crafts, Food & Drink and General Retail.

More information can be found here, including a link to a short NMTF application form: Young Traders Market Competition – Apply Now! — Swansea Indoor Market

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