Penkridge Market to Host Youth Market

Penkridge Market has announced today that it will be participating in the high profile Love your Local Market campaign and hosting a special Youth Market on Wednesday 31st May.  The initiative, which starts on the 17th May, is led by the National Association of British Market Authorities, with full support from the wider markets industry and Government. It has developed over the years into a full fortnight of activities, with the aim of highlighting all that is great about UK markets.

Penkridge will be joining over 1200 markets across the country in the annual Love Your Local Market campaign and offering incentivised pitches aimed at attracting new traders aged between 16 and 30, in order to help towards the goal of 100 youth markets across the country, to help support the next generation of traders and entrepreneurs.

Started in 2012 amidst fears around the sustainability of our nation’s high streets, Love Your Local Market participants have staged over 11,000 events and this year Penkridge Market will be hosting the youth market, while highlighting the importance that the market plays in the heart of the community, not only for retail but as a valuable community asset that provides a focal point to the village.

Penkridge will be offering special incentivised pitches to anyone aged between 16 and 30 on Wednesday 31st May. If you are interested in having a stall at the youth market at the special rate of just £10 please contact Matt Williams the Market Manager on 01785 714221.

The Youth Market will run alongside the usual Wednesday market which is open from 9am – 3pm, and the Market Manager is encouraging people to come along and show their support to the young entrepreneurs.

Matt Williams, Market Manager said:

“We are keen to support young people in the locality and help them by giving them a platform from which to grow their own businesses. Some of the richest entrepreneurs in the country such as the likes of Lord Sugar famously started out at a young age in their local market. Markets provide a fantastic platform from which to grow small businesses and we are keen to work with local schools and colleges to help young people start on their entrepreneurial journey. We are also keen to ensure the market is attractive to younger people both as somewhere to shop and trade.”

Graham Wilson OBE, Chief Executive of the National Association of British Market Authorities said:

“Love Your Local Market is the biggest market event in a generation. It gives people the chance of a new career and demonstrates how important the market is to the local community. With the financial backing of the government and our headline sponsor Groupe Geraud we intend to make Love Your Local Market once again the biggest and best markets campaign UK has ever seen.”

Penkridge Market is situated in the centre of Penkridge, and is signposted off the A449. It is just three miles from Junction 12 of the M6 and is also easily accessible from the A5. It is 6 miles from Stafford; 7 miles from Cannock and 10 miles from Wolverhampton (postcode ST19 5AP).

For further information and to book a stall please call Matt Williams on 01785 714221 or see their website