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Young Traders Pitch Up In Albert Square

Manchester hosts the country's only National Youth Market on Saturday 7 June

Written by . Published on June 4th 2014.

Young Traders Pitch Up In Albert Square

TRADERS aged 16 to 21 will head to Albert Square to 'punt their wares' and 'flash up their gear' for the country's only National Youth Market. 

On Saturday 7 June, young entrepreneurs from across the UK will set up 50 stalls in hope to be crowned Young Trader of the Year 2014 and win a £500 cash prize. Alongside the traders there will also be live music and street performances.

"The experience of hosting a stall for the day will allow participants to experience running a business and help foster skills they can build on for years to come."

Hannah Havard, 19, who runs mainSeam, a business selling vintage apparel and accessories, said: “I am a confessed vintage hoarder, which was originally a hobby that has now turned into a developing business. Starting mainSeam has been a very exciting experience and I'm looking forward to introducing and expanding my business at the National Youth Market.”

Following last year's debut youth market, the National Market Traders Federation and Manchester Markets have teamed up with volunteer charity, vInspired, to run the event and aim to encourage young traders to continue trading at their local market with the support of their local market operator.

MarketsYoung traders at Albert Square

Councillor Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council executive member for culture and leisure, said: “The youth market is a truly innovative idea that gives young people a chance to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit. The experience of hosting a stall for the day will allow participants to experience running a business and help foster skills they can build on for years to come.”

Joe Harrison, chief executive of the NMTF, said: “The National Youth Market showcases market trading as a lean model for young entrepreneurs to start-up and run a retail business, either on markets or market-type events such as craft fairs, festivals and shows."

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The National Youth Market opens for business on Saturday 7 June (11am-3pm) in Albert Square, Manchester.

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Voice of the Ironing BroadJune 4th 2014.

Innovative. Copying Stockport more like it.

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Eugene Spain)June 6th 2014.

It doesn't matter what you do in life'you are ALWAYS copying something or somebody else' It is far more important that Manchester does it If indeed Stockport has done it,because it will reach a far bigger population and the whole idea is to spread good business plans and ideas to Youth of the country.

Ghostly TomJune 10th 2014.

I got to it about 2 30 and it was closing down. It was a nasty day weather wise though. I hope they get a chance to trade on a better day.

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