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Calling all young traders in Northern Ireland (16-30) !

Calling all young traders in Northern Ireland (16-30) ! Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your business skills and win some great prizes? Then look no further than the Young Market Traders Competition NI heat, taking place in Belfast on August 2nd.

Date: Wed 2nd August

Location: St George’s Market

Host : Belfast City Council

The Young Market Traders competition is an exciting opportunity for young people aged 16 to 30 to demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills. Participants will have the chance to compete against other young traders for the chance to win a place in the national final at the magnificent Waterside in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Young Market Traders competition is about more than just winning prizes. It's also a chance to learn valuable skills that will be useful in any future career. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other young traders and industry professionals, gaining insights and advice that could help you succeed in the future.

So, whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a creative artist, or a passionate foodie, the Young Market Traders competition is the perfect platform to showcase your talent and pick up some tips. Don't miss your chance to be part of this exciting event.

We were thrilled to see so many of our young traders that trade with us at the Naturally North Coast & Glens Markets participate in the heat last year in Belfast, and we will support any of our young traders who enter the competition this year.

Watch this space for more details on the assistance we are planning.

The NMTF has spent a decade concentrating on attracting new blood into the retail markets industry via the Young Traders Market campaign. NMTF would like to attract as many traders that meet the entry requirements as they can under one roof and that roof will be at the prestigious St George’s Market in Belfast.

Entrants will be introduced to the organisers of any local events in their area. As well as a prestigious trophy the overall winner will receive £500 cash and a mobile credit card terminal from their sponsors Multipay.

To apply for the Young Market Traders competition heat in Belfast on August 2nd, visit the NMTF website and fill out the online application form

APPLY HERE – apply today!

If you have any questions or would like to contact NMTF please drop them a line at and one of the NMTF team will get back to you.


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