Melton Borough Council

The Teenage Market is coming to Melton

Published Monday, 29th June 2015
The Teenage Market
The Teenage Market

The Melton BID is excited to be holding its first Teenage Market on September 19th and is giving young traders and performers a chance to showcase their creative products and talents for free

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”.

The energy, diversity and vibrancy of the young people who take part in Teenage Markets is helping to breathe life back into high streets, town centres and market areas across the country. The Melton Business Improvement District (BID) will be hosting its very own market later this year, working in Partnership with Melton Borough Council. 

Getting involved couldn’t be simpler. Simply create your trader or performer profile on the Teenage Market website and then apply to take part in the Melton Teenage Market on 19th September.

After you’ve applied to take part, the organisers will be in touch to let you know if you have been allocated a free stall or performance slot.

Co-creator of The Teenage MarketThe , 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 are delighted that Melton is giving young people a free platform to get their businesses off the ground and showcase their creative talents.”

He added, “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.”

Support local young traders and performers by visiting the Melton Mowbray Teenage Market in the Melton Market Place on 19th September.

To apply to be a trader or performer visit

You can ‘Like’ The Teenage Market on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @teenage_market

 Visit Melton's BID website for more information or follow them on Twitter @MeltonBid