BUDDING young entrepreneurs will be showcasing their talents at the Cirencester Youth Market when it returns to the Market Place for its third year on Wednesday, March 14.

The event is now in its third year and is organised by Cirencester Town Council and the E4 Group, which aims to inspire and support the enterprising young people within Cirencester and is made up students from the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester College, Deer Park School and Kingshill School.

As well as showing what exciting initiatives these young people are working on, The Market will also be a fun day with live performances.

The Market goes from strength to strength, and this year the group are keen to widen the net and attract more local entrepreneurs to join them.

The Youth Market annually runs an awards scheme. Last year Daniella Keen from Eternity Engraving picked up the award for Best Sustainable Business.

Daniella said: “I would recommend anyone that is under the age of 30 and has a small business in Cirencester, to book a stall. I found it to be very beneficial for my company because you have a strong presence in the town with your stand being in the centre of the Market Place, lots of passers-by have a browse; which is great for networking and to have the support from your local community.

"You can speak and engage with like-minded business people on the other trade stands and you just may be in the right place, at the right time to make some sales. For me as a young entrepreneur starting out, it was one of the proudest moments I’ve had leading up to that time."

  •  If you are under 30, from the Cotswold District and within a 15 mile radius, applications for stalls are now open. If you would like to host a stall or perform please contact Suzie Lew at the Town Council. For more information or to apply for a stall go to cirencester.gov.uk/youth-market