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It’s a family affair this Love Your Local Market fortnight at Fleetwood

Unit 191 rotatedFleetwood 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. For more information on all our traders check out our Facebook page here.

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

Fleetwood Market Trader of the Week – Len Brown Textiles

Fleetwood Market stallThis week’s “Trader of the Week” will be well known to regular visitors to Fleetwood Market – The Seaside Shopping Experience. After a staggering 68 years of trading, they’re still going strong – here’s the story of Len Brown Textiles.

How long have you been trading at Fleetwood Market?

We, that is, Len Brown Textiles have traded at Fleetwood Market since 1947 selling household textiles and rugs. Giving good value on quality goods has been key to building good relationships with our returning customers year in, year out. Many come and shop with us on their holidays 2 or 3 times a year.

Why did you choose Fleetwood Market as a base for your business?

We chose Fleetwood Market for the 3 large halls which have a vast choice of goods. You can also browse in any weather.

What is the best thing about being a Market Trader?

The best thing about being a market trader is the banter between your fellow traders and all the people from all over the world you talk to while selling your goods.

Current Special Offer:
2 quality large bath sheets for £20, which I sell normally for £9.99 each. Instead of 2p change you get 3 matching bath towels FREE. 100% cotton. Good stock levels but once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Make sure you pay them a visit soon, you’ll be glad you did.

New traders join Fleetwood Market as Love Your Local Market gets underway…

Love Your Local MarketFleetwood Market is set for another successful fortnight as Love Your Local Market 2015  gets underway (13-27 May).

 

 

Bobble Heads – Ladies & Gents Hairdressing and Nail Bar will be trading from 21 May. Having 30 years hairdressing experience under their belt, they are keen to open their business to locals and visitors at Fleetwood Market.

“I cover all aspects of hairdressing and used to teach hairdressing at Blackpool & The Fylde College. I have been self-employed for many years and I hope to make a big success of the business that I open at the market and hope to expand the business in years to come.”

Also turning their hand to market trading is S & T Creations selling a wide range of garden ornaments and memorial items. 

“Taking part in Love Your Local Market is an affordable and easy way to start a small business. After being an Aerospace Engineer for more years than I care to remember I wanted a career change and thought of opening my own business. I hope to continue trading and would like to start travelling to other markets, using Fleetwood as my base.”

Find S & T Creations online here.

Toni’s Cakes & Biscuits are also joining the Fleetwood Market team with their tasty treats including cakes, biscuits, refreshments and crisps, they also offer sugar and gluten free biscuits.

“As a new business I would like to attract more people to the market – locals as well as holiday makers. I have been in retail for many, many years as manager of a jewellers and I am also a computer technician. I would like to achieve a stable business within the market environment.”

Fleetwood Market is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday all year round from 9am – 4.30pm. Pop down and say hello to all our traders – old and new and bag a bargain.

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 we started in 2012 the markets industry has pledged over 10,000 pitches to new traders.  Follow the conversation on Twitter – #LYLM2015

Fantastic trading opportunities at Fleetwood Market

Love Your Local Market posterFancy trying your hand at market trading? We’ve some fantastic opportunities at the famous Fleetwood Market during Love Your Local Market fortnight from 13-27 May.

Pitches on offer for just £10 per day. 

Also on offer is a fantastic discounted rental period of three months @ 50% (June – August)
and a further three months @ 25% (September – November) on offer for all new businesses who continue trading.

Pitches are FREE to any school or college for the period 13 – 27 May.

(Maximum number of stalls two per trader and public liability insurance is also required).

Call or email the market manager today to discuss this great opportunity. 01253 887651 or email julian.brent@wyre.gov.uk