Budding young entrepreneurs urged to set out their stall

Published Tuesday, 10 May 2016

BUDDING young entrepreneurs who have got a business idea and just need a platform to sell it from are being encouraged to try a stall on Hinckley market as part of the launch of the new Sunday market.

The Borough Council, working in partnership with the Hinckley BID, is keen to attract young traders aged 14 to 25 to take part in this exciting new venture. Young people will be offered the chance to trade alongside the more established market traders starting from the first Sunday market on 22 May.

Any young traders who wish to hire a stall to sell their goods will pay just £10. Sunday markets will be held on every fourth Sunday between May and September, from 10am to 2pm.

Market officers from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council will guide potential traders through the process of becoming a stall holder, including helping with public liability insurance. Any young entrepreneurs who get a taste for market trading from the experience and would like to become a regular market trader will also receive follow up support from the team. Under 16s will require supervision from a parent or guardian.

Councillor Chris Ladkin, Executive Member responsible for Town Centres, said: “I would strongly encourage any young people considering setting up in business to give market trading a try. Having a stall at the youth market is the ideal opportunity to get a taste of market life and test out their business ideas.”

The first Sunday market in Hinckley links to the national ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign to celebrate markets across the country.

  • Any young people who would like to take part are encouraged to contact the market team at the Borough Council on 07979 882785 (Dean) or by our contact form

Last updated: 10/05/2016 16:42