Young Entrepreneurs to Take Over St George's Market

The historic Belfast attraction will give Northern Ireland's rising enterprisers an invaluable one-day opportunity in the live sales environment

Young Enterprise NI and Belfast City Council have teamed up to provide Northern Ireland's budding businesspersons their biggest ever sales platform at a one-day event in St George's Market, Belfast on December 2.

The Big Market will host more than 50 business which have all been started by young people aged between 10 and 25. Running from 10am - 2pm, the event will also see live entertainment and popular food traders feature at the trading institution.

Young Enterprise Chief Executive Carol Fitzsimons said: 'Each year Young Enterprise supports more than 3,500 young people start businesses across Northern Ireland. The Big Market will be a fantastic opportunity for them to gain experience in trading in a live market environment, whilst developing their skills and confidence for a successful future in life and in work.

'We'd like to invite everyone in the city centre and beyond to show their support for these young people by calling to get a glimpse into the future of entrepreneurship in Northern Ireland and see the work of Young Enterprise first hand.'

Councillor Deirdre Hargey, Chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee, added: 'We’re delighted to open St George’s Market for Young Enterprise and its hundreds of budding entrepreneurs.

'For many this will be their first trading experience but for all it will be an exciting day of opportunity and development that will hopefully inspire our future entrepreneurs to take that next step towards setting up their own business, and the benefits that will bring to both themselves and the growth of our local economy.'

Businesses and community organisations can find out more about exhibiting at The Big Market by contacting Jennifer McGivern at jennifer.mcgivern@yeni.co.uk or on 028 9032 7003.