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Fox Valley team celebrate success of first Teen Trader Market!

Fox Valley team celebrate success of first Teen Trader Market!
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Fox Valley team celebrate success of first Teen Trader Market!

30 October 2019

The team at Fox Valley hosted the centre’s first Teen Trader Market at the weekend with a host of budding young entrepreneurs taking part in the event.
 
Students aged from 11 to 16 from schools across the region were invited to take up a market stall and promote their businesses in a real retail environment at the busy north Sheffield shopping centre. 
 
The stall fee was £10 per pitch and all the proceedings went to the centre’s chosen charity Bluebell Wood. 
 
All the businesses taking part in the event were judged by the 2012 Apprentice finalist Adam Corbally as well as the Mayor of Stocksbridge Cllr Catherine Ward as well as Greg Christofi from Neomed and The Old Bridge Bakery which sponsored the popular event.
 
There was an impressive turn out of young traders selling a variety of products such as handmade keyrings, jewellery, accessories, eco wraps, candles, cakes, soaps and snacks – traders also sold moisturiser as well as lip balms and scrubs.
 
The winning venture was an upholstery and upcycling business owned by 15-year-old Florence Egan. Florence was awarded £100 to invest back into her business, she promotes her brand through her Instagram at Upholstery.Flo and is putting herself through various courses to find out more about the industry.
 
Adam and his fellow judges agreed that Florence was the clear winner as she was confident, driven and passionate with a great range of original products. The former Apprentice star was able to share tips and advice with all the young entrepreneurs. 
 
He said: “All the young traders did such a fantastic job at the Teen Trader Market and it has been inspiring to see so much passion and energy in the young people. 
 
“The purpose behind each stall was great, with some for charity, funds to further their business or personal goals which was a great to see. I have been really delighted to have been able to judge the event and to get to know each different teen and learn more about their business.” 
 
As well as the teen traders, regular Fox Valley traders including Andy’s Fruit & Veg, Greek Olives and The Old Bridge Bakery were part of the market line up. 
 
Events Manager at Fox Valley Kayleigh Marron said: “We had a fantastic day at our first Teen Trader Market, the young people and their inspiring businesses brought such a buzz to our market area it was really lovely to see! 
 
“We are now hoping to make this an annual event and showcase the next generation of traders and businesses.”
To keep up to date with news and events at Fox Valley visit www.foxvalleysheffield.co.uk 
 
Picture shows: Fox Valley’s Teen Trader Market and winner Florence receiving her cheque from the Adam Corbally and his fellow judges.
 

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