Cirencester Youth Market 2017

A celebration of the town’s young entrepreneurs and performers.

Cirencester Reclaimers

Cirencester Reclaimers

Cirencester’s budding entrepreneurs came together to celebrate the bigger and better annual Youth Market in the Market Place on Wednesday 22nd March from 10.30am to 2.30pm. The market was organised by E4 Group (Cirencester College; the Royal Agricultural University, Deer Park School and Kingshill School) in partnership with Cirencester Town Council and featured over 20 stalls showcasing various creative talents, inventions, delicious food & drink and more.

The second annual Cirencester Youth Market featured some great live performances from The Deer Park Steel Band; Kingshill Ukele Players and Cirencester College Performing Arts Students. Despite the inclement weather, students’ spirits were not dampened whilst they performed and created a great atmosphere for the market.

The aim of the market was to give local students and young entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell products they had made or designed. A chance to demonstrate their sales techniques and practice customer service, while learning merchandising and presentation skills as many of them experienced their first ever public trading opportunity. Cirencester College’s enterprising students included, The Cotswold Reclaimers; hand made home ware products made from old pallets and The Ultimate Drive Guide, a Safe Driving App for new drivers.

The event was generously supported by St James Place and Cotswold Markets Ltd and the judging panel included Mark Harris, Mayor for Cirencester; Barbara Peare, Client Manager McGills Ltd and Gabby Martin-Goff of Sew Little. Gabby was last year’s Best Stall winner who, as a result of last year’s Youth Market, has benefitted from national exposure and her business has gone  from strength to strength.  Students participating in this year’s market could also qualify for the National Youth Market in Manchester later this year.

View the full press release here.