Youth Market Winners Announced

Record Day at Little Chelsea
June 20, 2022
On Saturday 11th June 2022 four young traders from Eastbourne were selected by Caroline Ansell MP and Cllr David Tutt – Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, to represent Eastbourne at the regional finals of the National Market Traders Federation held at the world famous Portobello Road market in London.

Regular traders Eastbourne Borough Market traders All Wrapped Up and Elli’s Edibles will join new traders Katie Wootton and Jade’s Scentique showcasing some of the best, local products that Eastbourne has to offer.

All Wrapped Up specialise in street food, with delicious wraps and loaded fries. Elli’s Edibles started trading at the last youth market, and has been a regular fixture at the town centre market since, providing delicious tray bakes and homemade cakes.

Katie Wootton was a new entrant this year, and has never traded at a market before. Judges commented that her unique artwork was ideal for parents looking for a little something special for their child, and even brought some early Christmas cards! Finally, Jade’s Scentique started via pop up shops in the town centre and is providing her own made candles, soaps and cosmetics.

Jade Jarvis from Jade’s Scentique said “I still can’t believe we were selected as regional finalists to represent Eastbourne at Portobello Road in London from the NMTF Youth Market. A huge thank you to the organisers and team for putting this incredible event together. As a new trader all I can say is – believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.”

Luke Johnson, Eastbourne Borough Market said “A huge congratulations to the four traders who were selected. Each represents something unique for our town, and provide the top quality that our customers come to expect from Eastbourne Borough Market. Last year, one of our finalists competed at the national final. I’m confident that these traders will do just as well!

Luke concluded “My thanks to the NMTF, The Hive Stage, Caroline, David, Your Eastbourne BID and Edeal for their support in this event which always proves popular with both customers and traders.”