The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has teamed up with East Riding College and the East Riding Council to bring a fresh exiting event to Humber Business Week 2016. The Teenage Market is coming to Beverley Flemingate Shopping Centre on 5 June and is giving young traders and performers a chance to showcase their creative products and talents for free.
The Teenage Market is a growing nationwide initiative set up by teenage brothers Joe and Tom Barratt in Stockport as a way to support local young people and transform town centres.
The success of the initiative has led retail guru Mary Portas to describe it as being “innovative and inspiring”. The energy, diversity and vibrancy of the young people who take part in Teenage Markets is helping to breathe life back into high streets, town centres and market areas across the country. The events are helping to turn ghost towns and clone towns into thriving destinations to visit.
Getting involved couldn’t be simpler. Simply create your trader or performer profile on the Teenage Market website and then apply to take part in the Beverley Teenage Market on 5 June 2016. After you’ve applied to take part, the organisers will be in touch to let you know if you have been allocated a free stall or performance slot.
Organiser of the Beverley Teenage Market and FSB committee member, Ben Wright, said: “The Teenage Market really is the key to identifying a new generation of market traders by making young people an active part of our town centres.
“We are delighted to be giving young people a free platform to get their businesses off the ground and showcase their creative talents. I’d encourage any creative young person to get involved with The Teenage Market as there are so many positive opportunities that can come out of it.
“We would urge people in Beverley and surrounding areas to come out and support local young traders and performers by visiting the Beverley Teenage Market at Flemingate Shopping Centre on 5 June 2016.”
Young people aged 12 – 29 who wish to apply to be a trader or performer can do so online at www.theteenagemarket.co.uk.