Melton prepares to host its first Teenage Market

The Teenage Market logo EMN-150918-120050001
The Teenage Market logo EMN-150918-120050001

An innovative event helping budding young entrepreneurs to enter the world of business is taking place in Melton tomorrow (Saturday).

Melton will be holding it’s first Teenage Market in the Market Place, from 10am to 4pm.

The event will include great new teenage market traders and live music in the Market Place, kindly supported by Icon Music. Local musicians and bands will be performing and there will be a performance by the cast of Brooksby Melton College’s Les Miserables between noon and 1pm.

The Teenage Market is a growing nationwide initiative set up by teenage brothers Joe and Tom Barratt in Stockport as a way to support local young people and transform town centres. The success of the initiative has led retail guru Mary Portas to describe it as being ‘innovative and inspiring’.

It’s hoped the initiative, which the Melton Business Improvement District (BID) has been working on in partnership with Melton Council, will also boost footfall and spending in the town.

Co-creator of The Teenage Market Joe Barratt said: “The Teenage Market really is the key to identifying a new generation of market traders by making young people an active part of our town centres.

“We’re delighted that Melton is giving young people a free platform to get their businesses off the ground and showcase their creative talents.

“I’d encourage any creative young person to get involved with The Teenage Market as there are so many positive opportunities that can come out of it.”