Teenagers in Fife are being urged to get along to Scotland’s first ‘Teen Market’ and showcase their business talents next month.
They’re invited to sign up as traders or performers for the Glenrothes Teen Market to be held in the Kingdom Centre on Saturday, October 3.
Developed by young entrepreneurs Tom and Joe Barratt in their Stockport hometown, the event is supported by The Stockport Business Challenge Fund, the National Association of British Market Authorities and Love Your Local Market.
According to organisers, the Teen Market will show off the talents of the local teenage community and include stalls selling art, jewellery, clothing and crafts.
They’re also encouraging businesses and other local authorities in Scotland to get involved by applying for a licence to host their own Teenage Market and say it has the following social, cultural and economic benefits for local towns:
Increased footfall, with the event attracting shoppers and visitors of all generations
Increased spend in the area, positively affecting the town’s local economy
The creative animation of your town centre, through a range of interactive performances
New customers and visitors introduced to your town’s market area
Increased publicity for your market area through press, radio and online coverage
Increased connections created between young traders as established independents.
They also say The Teenage Market is the perfect vehicle to connect with local schools, colleges, universities and academies, by offering their students to chance to engage directly with their town centre.
Organisers say that by offering a free platform to specialist vocational departments such as catering, hairdressing, art, music and fashion, their students will be able to gain valuable hands-on experience for their future careers.
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