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TRADING WITH US

Hello, thank you for your interest in trading with us. Our markets are all about showcasing the very best independent makers and small businesses. If you design or make gorgeous products, sell plants and flowers, source and curate beautiful vintage and antique pieces or run an independent boutique we would love to hear from you.

 

Please look through our stall options and read our FAQ (both on this page) before submitting your application. There's plenty of information there that should answer any queries you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, only successful applicants will be contacted, this is because we are very small team.

STALL APPLICATIONS

If you would like to apply to trade, please first read through the stall details and FAQ (further down this page) before completing this form.

Please note that all stalls have now been selected for all remaining 2024 Worsall/Yarm events. I am keeping a waiting list so please do feel welcome to apply and I will keep your details on file incase of any suitable openings.

I appreciate every single application but due to the high volumes I receive and being a sole organiser, only successful stall holders will be contacted. Please do not let this deter you from applying for future events, you are all so talented and I wish we had more room! I am on the lookout for additional venues too so please do stay in touch via social media for news and updates. Thank you for your support and understanding - Helen

Thanks for applying! We’ll be in touch soon.

STALL TYPES

All stalls are indoors unless otherwise stated.

When applying above, please note up to three stall choices on your trader application. Stall types and prices are detailed here. We will do our best to accommodate 1st choices but this may not always be possible so if you wish to be considered for a different space please include this. Tables are also limited at the venue so ideally we'd like you to be able to provide your own. A 6ft folding trestle table is ideal; easy to store and transport and will cost approximately £30 - £40 online. The added benefit is that you can design your set-up to fit perfectly no matter where you trade.

REGULAR STALL £40

6ft table top space only. Ideal for smaller items and set-ups for example; jewellery, candles, small handmade items etc. Positioned around room perimeter and through centre of the room. No Floor space, you must be able to display all items on your table.

CORNER STALL £55

Can be made up of two 6ft tables positioned in an "L" shape or a combination of one table and free standing items/small rail/furniture etc. Better suited to larger items, clothing or traders who need a table top and space for stands/signage/easels etc.

STAGE STALL £50

Includes one 6ft table top space directly in front of the stage. You will then have use of an additional 6ft length of space on the raised stage surface behind your table including some steps. This space is ideally suited to artists with some larger pieces to display on easels/in frames or for sellers with items of furniture.

OUTDOOR STALL £55

Outdoor spaces are available. Ideally suited to plant or flower sellers, garden items or larger vintage/antique/brocante items. There are 4 hard standing spaces. You will need to your own secure gazebo/canopy and tables. Maximum space of 3m x 3m. Outdoor stalls will go ahead regardless of weather (unless dangerous) so please ensure you have a suitable set-up. Power is not supplied.

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TRADER FAQ

We've put together an FAQ for traders below. Please take a look before applying. If you have a query that isn't answered here, please feel welcome to get in touch.

1. WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We welcome applications from professional designers, makers, artists, artisans and small businesses. We are looking for creative businesses with a very clear sense of direction and identity who create beautifully and expertly hand crafted products. Your pieces should be designed and/or hand made by you and/or your team to an exceptional standard.

 

Additionally we also accept a small number of boutique traders offering a selection of products from other small makers and independent brands that you have curated yourself. We would also love to hear from plant and flower sellers.

 

High quality products and presentation are essential; we want to see creative and considered displays that will delight and inspire our visitors. Traders should also have a strong social media presence including product and stall images that we can view as part of your application, unfortunately we will not consider applications without a social media presence - apologies.

 

Our event is not suited to MLM based (or similar) products. We also cannot accept applications from makers using copyrighted materials/imagery/designs for example decoupage and "character" based products etc. We are not looking for hot food/drink vendors for our Worsall events. Pre-packaged food and drink products should be plant based only.

Traders must have public liability insurance. If your products require safety certificates or registration with a regulatory authority then you must be able to provide the appropriate documentation and your products must meet regulation.

2. HOW ARE STALLS SELECTED?

To ensure the best experience for customers and traders our stalls are selected based on quality, variety and suitability rather than a "first come, first served" basis. We listen to customer feedback and choose stalls we think they will love. We must also work within the constraints of our space. If we're unable to offer you a space initially, we will keep you on our waiting list and of course let you know if a suitable space opens up. Your application should include a link to a platform where we can view images of your products and/or stall set up; this could be your own website or social media pages. Applications without a social media link will not be considered and emailed photographs will not be accepted.

3. WHAT IS THE SET-UP PROCESS?

You have two hours to set up and take down your stalls with easy access from the onsite carpark, there are no steps so trollies can also be easily used and the venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Stall holders must be able to stay for the full duration of the event. We do not accept requests for specific stall spaces within the venue, our floor plan is very carefully considered and will vary at each event depending on the stalls attending. Your space will be labelled on the day.

4. HOW DO I BOOK AND PAY?

Once stall applications have been received and reviewed we will contact successful stall holders via email. We will include booking and payment information in our confirmation email. Stalls are only secured once booking and payment is completed by the deadlines given in the email. Any unbooked places will then be offered to traders on the waiting list. Apologies but we are only able to contact successful applicants.

5. IS POWER SUPPLIED?

We cannot guarantee access to a power socket for any stalls. Should you need specific lighting, we recommend that you bring battery operated lights though our venue is bright and well-lit. If you can access one of the sockets at the venue you must have a valid PAT certificate for any item that will be plugged in.

6. IS INSURANCE REQUIRED?

All traders must have valid public liability insurance (up to £5000000) on the day of the event. You will need to supply a digital copy in advance and also bring a printed copy on the day.

7. CAN FOOD VENDORS APPLY?

We have taken the decision not to include food and drink stalls at the Worsall venue as it is smaller and we already have a pop-up tea room on-site. As we look to add further venues we will let you know if this changes via this website and our social media pages.

8. IS WIFI AVAILABLE?

WIFI is available at our venue for processing card payments and it has been reliable. However, in the event of any technical issues we recommend you have access to mobile data on your payment device as the WIFI supply/connection/router is owned and maintained by the venue owner and access is not available to the event organiser. We always recommend that our traders accept card payments if possible. There is not an ATM within walking distance.

9. WHICH OTHER FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

There will be a tea room onsite offering cakes, light bites and drinks on the day. Our venue is accessible for customers and traders using wheelchairs or mobility aids. There are toilets in the venue including an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities. There is a 25 space carpark outside the venue and further free parking in the village and on the green.

10. HOW IS THE EVENT PROMOTED?

We work very hard to advertise our market both locally and online and as a result it is very well attended. We display posters and flyers in local shops and on notice boards, we also hand deliver 2-3k flyers to local homes. Additionally we run multiple paid ads on social media as well as posting about it regularly on our own pages and in appropriate local groups. We also have a  website, a mailing list and listings with Google, local newspapers in print and online and multiple online event/"what's on" websites. We have been permitted to display a banner just outside of the village for 2 weeks prior to our event too. We will also be promoting our sellers individually on our social media and website platforms. We also ask that traders get involved and spread the word too.

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