Young Traders (Age 16-30)
Time to level up?
Turn your idea in to your business!
If you have a business idea and you are not sure what to do next – we can help! Whether it’s a hobby or part of your big plan, there are options available to you to get your business off the ground.
How can we help?
Our Market Manager, Adrian has over 40 years’ of market trading experience. Adrian is happy to talk to you about what Leighton Buzzard Market has to offer, share his expertise, and chat to you about your plans. You can contact him on 07812 088116 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leighton Buzzard Market offers a Start-Up Pitch initiative which provides the platform for creating new market traders. It gives new and local businesses who have not previously traded on a market, the opportunity to test the market with their product. You can find out more information here: https://leightonbuzzardmarket.co.uk/markets/start-up-pitch/
Not sure if you can fill a pitch? Why not share a pitch with a pal who also wants to give their idea a go? Talk to Adrian, our markets manager on 07812 088116 or by email: email@example.com
The National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) is the only national trade association for market and street traders, events retailers, and mobile caterers in the UK.
Members of the NMTF have access to expertise and guidance, discounts to training, supplier discounts, insurance for your business and more.
They have put together a trader start-up guide to get you started as a market trader, you can access the guide via this link: https://tinyurl.com/45kmd5yw
Now you’re fully informed, if you’d like to join Leighton Buzzard Market on a Start-Up Pitch please fill out our application form, you can access that here: https://leightonbuzzardmarket.co.uk/apply/
Have you traded at markets and events before?
In addition to the support that the NMTF offer, they host an annual Young Traders campaign. If you’d like to find out more about the campaign, you can via this link: https://www.nmtf.co.uk/ytm21/# If you’re not quite ready to join us at Leighton Buzzard Market, let’s rewind a little.
Information on finance and support for businesses can be found in a few places, including your bank.
You can also find out more information at:
There may also be financial support available from Central Bedfordshire Council, you can visit their website via this link:
A good place to start is the Prince’s Trust. This organisation offers some fantastic resources for young people who are starting their own business. With over 30 years of experience in getting young people set up in business, they have a range of hints, tips and videos. You can take a look at their free resources here:
Other Business Support
Central Bedfordshire Council has some useful online resources, you can find out more via this link: https://tinyurl.com/rvhrymp6
If you’re not quite ready to take that leap, Central Bedfordshire Council also has lots of information on careers, education & training at: www.findyourfuture.org.uk
The Government website has a dedicated section to business start ups, you can find out more information via this link: https://www.gov.uk/set-up-business
BBC Bitesize offer an interesting insight to business and careers aimed at younger entrepreneurs, find out more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers
or here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zc3gkqt/revision/1
If you’d like to join Leighton Buzzard Market on a Start-Up Pitch please fill out our application form, you can access that here: https://leightonbuzzardmarket.co.uk/apply/