Youth Market set to launch at Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival
new initiative aimed at young entrepreneurs is set to launch at
this October's Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink Festival.
' young makers market is offering a dozen creative
start-up businesses the opportunity to not only trade for free,
to a potential footfall of 18,000, but also to get free business
advice and attend a design workshop.
organiser Sarah Milner Simonds said: "It has long been an ambition
of ours to put younger producers on centre-stage. Now, with the
assistance of Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, we have been
able to offer these pitches at the festival, and support for fledgling
businesses from Nat West and the Design Hive."
is aimed at local 16-24 year-olds who are just starting out in trading.
They might have started selling to friends, been selling online
or this might be just the opportunity that sees them put a bright
idea into action. We want to help young people, making their own
products, develop some seriously good businesses. Oh yes, and it's
not just about food."
offer is open to any young person with a good idea or products to
sell at the Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival on 22nd October.
Festival organisers will offer a free pitch and guidance on trading.
Design Hive will offer design advice and Nat West is offering business
and banking guidance.
on offer is access to local business people who have set up their
own successful businesses and are happy to offer their advice and
Downing, owner of design business The Design Hive is offering a
free workshop seminar, and said: "The idea is to give traders
a head start and put them ahead of the game, so that they can make
a great first impression. At the workshop, they will be working
on a professional logo design and then using their businesses products
and discussing how we can photograph these to create display materials."
Andy Light, a Business Growth Enabler at Nat West, is offering a
one-to-one appointment to talk through the setup process for a micro
business. To apply for one of the free pitches prospective traders
need to download a short application form from the food festival
Young traders at previous food festivals in Burnham-On-Sea