The Blue Market, managed by Big Local Works, has partner with the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) to host our first ever Young Traders Market (YTM). The aim of this series of YTM events is to empower young entrepreneurs aged 16-30 by providing them with a platform to showcase their talents and goods to a wider audience.
Free pitch and gazebo
Participants will get a free pitch and gazebo at The Blue Market where they will be judged on the day by a panel of local stakeholders on their products, customer service skills, professionalism, and how they interacted with the other market traders.
Your path to Young Traders of The Year
The winners will progress to the regional final taking place on the 14th of July at the world-famous Portobello Market. Young Traders Market will take place on the first Saturday of the month from March to July.
- Young Traders Market dates in The Blue Market: 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May, 1st June and 6th July of 2024.
- The winners will progress to the regional final taking place on the 14th of July at the world-famous Portobello Market.
The winners of the regional finals will reach the YTM national final in Stratford-upon-Avon in August and compete to win the title of ‘Young Trader of the Year’.
From March to July
1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
FROM 10AM TO 4PM (SET UP 9-10AM)
MARKET PLACE LONDON SE16 3UQ
How to join
Click on the link to fill out our Trade With Us form (Choose Young Traders Market from How did you hear about us). You can also find the option on our website menu.
If you have any queries, contact the Blue Market Manager on [email protected] adding Ref: YTM 2024.
What to sell
We welcome all crafts, clothing, art, food, handmade products, or other goods. Be sure to add your social media or send us an email with images of your products to support your application.
We are excited by our role of organising the Young Traders Market at the Blue Market and helping to cultivate a new generation of successful entrepreneurs who can thrive as traders. We invite everyone to visit the YTM in the coming months and see the innovative products, ideas, and energy that young traders will bring here to the Blue MarketLuds van den Belt as manager at Big Local Works and the market operator
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