Young entrepreneurs to take over Barnsley markets

Barnsley’s young entrepreneurs will be taking over Barnsley markets on Wednesday 15 February between 11am and 1pm to sell their exciting products to local shoppers.

A great stop for anyone in the town centre over the lunchtime period, the young entrepreneurs will be based in the upstairs indoor market selling a variety of goodies from ready-to-bake cake mixtures and muffins with a mystery centre, to relaxing face masks and shoes with glitter heel embellishments.

As well as selling their products in the market, the teams will also be competing to win a prize for the best stall, which will be decided and announced live on the day.

The event forms part of the ‘I Know I Can’ (IKIC) Big Challenge which aims to give young people aged 9 -19  the opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to set up and run a business and matches them with a local business mentor.  At the end of the challenge one team will win the ultimate accolade Best Business of the Year.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “Barnsley is famous for its markets which have a 700 years old charter and are at the heart of the town centre redevelopment plan. The Big Challenge provides great opportunities for the young people to experience this great Barnsley tradition by running a stall during a busy and popular market day.

“The teams have been trading since September and have come up with some fantastic business ideas. I encourage anyone out shopping on Wednesday to visit the market and enjoy supporting the young entrepreneurs in the competition”.

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