The Teenage Market provides a platform for young people to showcase their entrepreneurial ideas, try out a new a business, sell their products, and even to perform to a live audience.
It inspires young people who have never considered the idea of trading on a market, the chance to have a go.
This fusion of creative retail and live performance, creates a thriving, bustling marketplace that acts as a catalyst to attract a new generation of shoppers and visitors to the town centre.
A teenage market can create a boutique festival environment that brings the local community together through a celebration of the diversity and energy of a town’s young people.
The concept was created by (then) teenage entrepreneur Joe Barratt. It has been successful in Stockport & other UK towns. It has garnered much attention, with Mary Portas stating "The Teenage Market is unique, innovative, inspiring and game changing."
We want Sleaford's young people to benefit from this fantastic, proven platform.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Sleaford has 3 large secondary schools. Our teenagers represent a future generation of business owners, entrepreneurs, designers, inventors and entertainers.
We have stated that "We believe that it’s critical to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit within local residents. All activities need to first and foremost add commercial value, but they must also increase social value, leading to an even greater sense of community and civic pride."
By securing rights to present the Teenage Market we will benefit from the branding, know-how, promotion & support so that delivering this opportunity will be quicker and inevitably more successful as we can learn what works from other towns involved.
We want the young people of Sleaford to appreciate the whole range of opportunities that are available to them, alongside academia, and foster a spirit of creativity and confidence in that future generation of Sleafordians.
Steps to get it done:
If you'd like to find out more you can also visit http://theteenagemarket.co.uk/
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