23 October 2018   |  Last Updated 19-12-2014 10:58

      Monday 15, December 2014

      WATCH: Young traders show talents at Eccles' Teenage Market

      TEENAGE traders and performers were invited to promote their businesses at Eccles' first Teenage Market on Saturday.

      The event was part of Love Eccles at Christmas and was organized by Eccles Town Team in order to boost the town. 

      Councillor Lisa Stone, chair of the Town Team, visited and supported the participants. She said: “It’s an ideal way for young entrepreneurs to try trading and gives the public something very unusual and different as part of the Christmas programme.”

      Rosemary Boardman, president of the Rotary Club in Eccles, said: “The importance of a Teenage Market is that it is giving young people the chance to promote talents that they have, to develop them and to showcase what they can do because that’s extremely important."

      Watch some of the young entrepreneurs below:


      The Teenage Market was set up in 2012 by brothers Joe and Tom Barrat from Stockport as a way to support local young people and bring them back into their local town.

      Since then the concept was taken nationwide and similar events were organized in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Salisbury and Spitalfields in London.

      Joe Barratt, 24, said: “The Teenage Market is the perfect opportunity for markets to connect with their town’s large population of young people, by providing a free platform for them to be entrepreneurial, try out a new business idea and sell creative products.

      "It gives young people who are already trading online, a chance to trade at their local market. It also inspires young people who have never considered the idea of trading on a market, the chance to have a go."

      For more information or if you want to set up your own market visit the Teenage Market website here.

      by Stanislava Antova