Penkridge Market to support entrepreneurs for LYLM

Penkridge Market to support entrepreneurs for LYLM

PRESS RELEASE

Penkridge Market takes part in National ‘Love Your Local Market’ Campaign…

Penkridge Market, near Stafford, announced today that it will be participating in the high profile, national 2013 Love Your Local Market campaign in May, led by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) & backed by Central Government & the wider market industry.

The campaign aims to attract new market traders and highlights the importance that markets play in the heart of their local community, not only for retail but as a valuable community asset, providing the focal point of many town centres.

Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced in the House of Commons in November that LYLM 2013 will run from 15th May to 29th May. He welcomed the support of the markets industry, which has set a target of 500 markets getting involved in this year’s events, in addition to 3,000 new traders.

To support this national campaign, Penkridge Market will be leasing stalls to local entrepreneurs during the fortnight (15th May to 29th May), at a reduced rate of £10 per stall, to allow them to ‘try out’ their business ideas and to attract more people to visit the town centre.

Matt Williams, Manager at Penkridge Market said:

“We know how tough it is to set up a business, especially during this difficult economic climate, so a market stall is a great way to try out ideas and get customers feedback, without it costing very much. The Market attracts up to 5,000 people from around the Region every Market day, so it’s a great place to start a new business.”

Matt has also kindly agreed to provide an Information Point where prospective stall holders, can find out everything they need to know about setting up a business as a market trader. Information on everything from insurance and trading standards, to suppliers and carrier bags, will be available.

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

“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 we intend to make Love Your Local Market 2013 the biggest & best market campaign the 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 on the Market please call Matt Williams on 01785 714221. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact: Amanda Whitmore

Tel: 07963 229344

Email: amanda@amandawhitmore.co.uk

Website: www.penkridgemarket.co.uk

Twitter: @penkridgemarket

Facebook: www.facebook.com/penkridgemarket

Address: Penkridge Market, Pinfold Lane, Penkridge, Stafford. ST19 5AP

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