First ever Young Traders Market comes to Camden

Camden’s young entrepreneurs are taking part in the borough’s first ever Young Traders Market between 29 June and 1 July.

Residents aged between 17 and 30 who have crafts, clothes, food and drink, jewellery or other business ideas will be a part of the borough’s first Young Traders Market.

Organised by Camden’s markets team, this event is part of the National Young Traders Market campaign aimed at supporting young traders to get into the markets industry.

Participants will get their own pitch and stall at one of two popular market destinations in Camden, including Leather Lane Market and Inverness Street Market.

The chosen young traders will be entered into a regional competition for a chance to win a £500 cash prize and a multipay mobile credit card terminal to help take their business forward.

Councillor Sabrina Francis, Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture

This is a fantastic initiative aimed at supporting the many talented young people in Camden to showcase their skills and business ideas – from food products to handmade clothes and jewellery and arts and crafts, and much more. We are committed to supporting our young people to thrive and be an active part of our borough, and this gives them the chance to do just that.

Councillor Sabrina Francis, Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture

As part of the national competition, the chosen local traders will be judged across four categories – food and drink, arts and crafts, grocery and general retail.

The Camden heats will take place in the following market sites: 

  • Leather Lane, Thursday 29 June
  • Inverness Street, Saturday 1 July

The overall winner from each market will then go to the Hackney Southeast Regional Final on Sunday 16 July. The finals will be held at the magnificent Waterside in Stratford-upon-Avon on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August.