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NMTF’s Young Traders of the Year

At the Market

Nicki and Rebecca visited the Young Trader of the Year market and awards, taking place in Stratford.

The National Final of NMTF’s Young Traders Market programme took place in Stratford-upon-Avon last weekend, with a Young Traders Market running from Friday 28th – Saturday 29th August by the Waterside.

45 young traders aged 16 to 30 were competing to be the NMTF’s Young Trader of the Year, including 8 of Pedddle’s very own stallholders!

Pedddle Founder Nicki and Content Manager Rebecca spent the day at the market on Saturday, meeting stallholders and supporting the Pedddle members who were nominated.

Image of Christopher Walster, one of our members

Frankie Farrah, owner of the brilliant Stirring Silver, won Young Trader of the Year last year and also won a regional award this year. Her stall set-up is pictured below, offering a wide range of quirky lamps made from up-cycled objects and sterling silver rings and bracelets.

This year’s Young Trader of the Year award went to Emma Rus of The Tipsy Bakery, who often attends markets in London and has a stall at Gravesend Borough Market.

The Pedddle members taking part this year included:

Nicky of Pen and Gwyn
Grace of Cushy Paws
Elysha of Threaded Needle
Christopher of Christopher Walster Art
Ash of Echo Art
Connor of Mountain Man Draws
Lucy of Lucy Jane Illustrations

Huge congratulations to everyone who took part and thanks to anyone who visited the market too. It was wonderful to see young traders from all over the UK coming together to support the market trade.

Here’s Pedddle Founder Nicki’s IG Live snippet of the market:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEeLnBrlLvN/

A brilliant weekend was had by all. Although on Friday it rained all day, Saturday was sunnier but windier too – but the typical British weather did little to dampen anyone’s spirits and it was once again wonderful to support independent stallholders!

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