It's a family affair this Love Your Local Market fortnight at FleetwoodPublished Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Fleetwood Market is set for another successful fortnight as Love Your Local Market gets underway (17-31 May).
We are pleased to be welcoming six new traders trying their hand at market trading for the first time all offering something different but adding to our extensive range of products on offer at the market.
Michael Taznier joins us selling gothic and mystical gifts. Michael had previously attended car boot sales but when he heard about the offer at Fleetwood Market thought it was definitely worth trying his hand at market trading.
Like father like son, Michael’s son George also joins the market family selling Play Station games and consoles.
Also joining us this Love Your Local Market fortnight is Eric Thompson. Visit his stall for a vast array of handbags and accessories. Eric thought the offer of trading at £10 per day was too good to miss and it was worth a shot at becoming a market trader.
Shaun Casey joins us on 23 May with his range of aromatherapy products whilst Janet Scott is selling her beautiful range of handcrafts doorstops, plaques, cushions and ragdolls. Janet says; “I’ve always wanted to try market trading and this offer has made it so easy to give it a try.”
Father and daughter partnership Patrick Greaves and Charlotte Unsworth join us with their business Little Joy Emporium selling delicious cupcakes and jars of homemade fudge. In search of a retail outlet they discovered the offer for new traders and thought it definitely worth a go.
Pop down and say hello to all our traders – old and new and bag a bargain.
Market Manager Julian Brent says: “The whole point of market trading is to try being self-employed with no pressure. Many large high street businesses like Marks & Spencer started their retail journey on markets. This year we have offered an easy in easy out offer to take the risk element out of trying market trading. Fleetwood Market is one of Lancashire’s largest markets hosting 250 indoor and outdoor stalls and is presently operating at over 90 % occupancy. We feel this is a real success story in today’s retail environment.”
Fleetwood Market is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday all year round from 9am – 4.30pm.
Love Your Local Market is a celebration of our market culture here in the UK that happens over a fortnight in May. Over 900 markets took part last year, putting on over nearly 7,000 events. LYLM is also all about entrepreneurship and since it started in 2012 the markets industry has pledged over 10,000 pitches to new traders. Follow the conversation online #LYLM2017