Trader Testimonials

The Teenage Market is an amazing platform for people, like myself, to get their work out on display and make some money whilst doing so. It gives people a reason to visit the town and brings business to shops.

Lucy Shaw

Lucy Shaw Art

I first came to The Teenage Market with my college as a graphic design student. Since then, I’ve gone on to create my own line of clothing which is now being stocked in Afflecks Palace in Manchester.

Liam Walton

Wrong Crowd Clothing

The Teenage Market has allowed me to extend the presence of my clothing line into different communities and given me the perfect platform to develop my personal presentation and marketing skills. It has also connected me to a network of opportunities and has allowed me to take part in events I would never have previously been able to consider. Not only only has the Teenage Market allowed my small business to gain exposure but it has also aided my growth as an individual. It’s been a pleasure and an honour to be a part of such a positive movement for young people.

Imaania Satwilkar

Lupine Heart

The Teenage Market is inspiring and the events are wonderful to be a part of, giving young people the chance to make their own way and show off their talent. They have been essential in helping me set up my own business and developing it to what it has become today. I can’t think what I would do without them.

Hazel Miller

Hades Heaven

The Teenage Market really brings the community together and makes the town a much nicer place. It gives aspirational young people a great opportunity to start something they could be very successful in and creates a totally different view of teen culture that is normally portrayed in the media.

India Charlotte-Wood

India Charlotte-Wood

Performer Testimonials

Being involved in The Teenage Market has opened up so many doors for us as a band. We’ve had gigs booked as a result of performing at events, so it’s a must for any young performer! 

Tom and Josh

Blank Cheque

The Teenage Market has been a great opportunity to perform in front of new audiences. It’s been a really helpful platform for me to gain followers and I’d highly recommend it to any aspiring musician.

Jennifer Hyman

Miss Jenem

Organiser Testimonials

The public support for the initiative has been incredible. It has added to the positive reputation of Northwich and has been a huge win for all concerned. We look forward to delivering more Teenage Markets in the future.

Denise Valente

The Market Co.

Events like The Teenage Market really demonstrate the great creativity and business acumen that our young people have. They really add something to the market by selling items which are not currently on sale.

Guy Holloway

Kettering Borough Council

The Teenage Market provided a unique opportunity for young people in Leeds and the Yorkshire Region to showcase their talent. This was the first time The Teenage Market had been delivered in Leeds and we were overwhelmed with the number of young people applying to trade. Traders on the day included those selling a unique range of clothing, arts and crafts, jewellery and baked goods. The Teenage Market team were extremely supportive in assisting us with organising the event and we look forward to delivering a second Teenage Market in Leeds within the near future.

Hammerson Plc.

The Teenage Market is the perfect platform to give young people the chance to showcase their business talents and creative skills. They experience what it’s like to trade in the town centre, in a market environment – for free.

Steve Turney

Bolton Market

Expert Testimonials

The future of the high street isn’t going to be decided by old retail experts, but by young people. Projects like The Teenage Market show that young people can bring passion, enthusiasm and innovation to town centres which they still love and use.

Dan Thompson

Revolutionary Arts

The Teenage Market is a fantastic and cost-effective way to bring a real buzz into a town centre. Instead of worrying about what there is for teenagers to do in your town, why not give them the space to show you what they can do with your town?

Julian Dobson

How to Save Our Town Centres

The Teenage Market is driven by individual and innovative young people. It’s unique, inspiring and game-changing.

Mary Portas

Channel 4, What Britain Buys

The Teenage Market is preparing young people for the business world and championing an independent spirit that’s so vital to the future success of our towns.

Clare Rayner

Author, The Retail Champion

The Teenage Market is offering young people an amazing opportunity to showcase their talents. A new generation in our market place is proving a magnet to young and old and a powerful regenerative force. Every market should have one.

Ann Coffey MP

Chair, APPG for Markets

Nabma is delighted to sponsor the Teenage Market and recommend the concept to its members. The success of the Teenage Market is a clear indication of the positive contribution that young people can bring to markets and help secure the future prosperity of our industry.

Graham Wilson