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Free market trader career course in Flintshire

FLINTSHIRE County Council is offering people the chance to learn about a career as a market trader.

A free course is to be held over five days between July 17 and 24 at Holywell Library and covers a variety of elements to support potential new market traders, from selling skills and advice on trading standards, through to product research, display techniques and a visit to a wholesaler.

The course tutors are experienced market traders themselves, and offer guidance and support beyond the course to help encourage attendees to then take the plunge and set up on one of Flintshire’s markets.

To assist with this, new traders can currently trade at Holywell market free or at reduced rates for a set period of time, something which is open to all new traders, whether they have been on the course or not.

The event coincides with this Saturday’s National Market Day 2012, which actually runs for a fortnight due to markets being on varying days. It is a result of one of the recommendations in the recent Mary Portas Report which highlighted the importance of supporting local markets.

If you are interested in attending the Introduction to Market Trading course, call regeneration project officer Clare Madders on 01352 703225 or email [email protected].