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Test Trading opportunities at St George’s Market

  • About the test trading opportunities

    We are offering test trading opportunities at St George’s Market to those receiving support through our business start-up and growth support programmes. This will give businesses starting out or those who have been in business less than two years and currently do not have a permanent trading premises the opportunity to test trade their products or promote their services at the popular St George’s Market.

    Taking part is free of charge and you will have the opportunity to test trade six times.

  • Benefits to your business

    • Trial your product(s) or service(s) at an established market.
    • Gain feedback from customers and visitors to your stall.
    • Help to refine your sales and marketing approach.
    • Reach a broader audience.
    • Have peer support.
    • Be referred onto the St George’s Market trader database from which you will be notified of any casual opportunities to trade.
  • Eligibility criteria

    • You must be a Belfast City Council business support programme participant.
    • You must be in business for less than two years and must not currently have a trading premises.
    • Your business must be based in Belfast.
  • Expression of Interest

    If you meet the eligibility criteria  and would like the opportunity to test trade, email expressing your interest. 

  • Opportunity terms and conditions

    When receiving a stall at St George’s Market, traders automatically sign up to the rules and regulations of the market set out in the trader’s permit, the code of conduct and Market bye-laws.

    We will provide details of these to all successful applicants.

  • About St George's Market

    St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions. Built between 1890 and 1896, it’s now one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland and has been selected for numerous local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere.

    St George’s holds a weekly Friday Variety Market, the City Food and Craft Market on Saturdays and the Sunday Market, as well as hosting a range of events throughout the year.

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