Young Teesside traders are taking over the Dundas Shopping Centre and Indoor Market later this month as part of a nationwide search to find the next generation of “super sellers”. On Saturday 15 June a dozen hopefuls – all aged between 16 and 30 - will be setting up their stalls for the Youth Market, where they hope to win a place in a regional heat and then compete for a spot in the national final where big prizes are on offer.
To mark Radio 1's Big Weekend arriving in Middlesbrough this weekend, the BBC have commissioned a special set of programmes celebrating the town. The 'We Are Middlesbrough' campaign played a visit to Dundas Indoor Market with a particular focus on young people who have set up their own business in the town.
Three budding businesses have been given the chance by Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market to showcase their products as part of a world-wide celebration of local markets. One of the aims of the Love Your Local Market (LYLM) campaign – which was launched in the UK in 2012, is now held in 24 countries and this year takes place between 17 and 31 May – is to provide people with the opportunity to test their ideas face-to-face with customers.
The search is on for young Teessiders, with a great idea and an eye for business, who want to take part in a national contest. On 15 June Middlesbrough’s Dundas Shopping Centre and Indoor Market is holding a Young Traders Market, with the best businesses put through to a regional heat to compete for a place in the national final – where big prizes are on offer.
Business is booming for independent traders who have opened shops at the indoor Dundas Market in Middlesbrough. The market’s owners have focused on creating a community market with an emphasis on customer service and a welcoming and supportive environment for new traders.
There’s lots of free Easter fun with animal petting, kids’ crafts and a handmade and vintage market at Middlesbrough’s Dundas Shopping Centre on Saturday 13 April to kick-start the school holidays. Animal Story’s petting zoo will be in the shopping centre with an assortment of cute creatures from baby chicks and ducks to prairie dogs and tortoises. There will be an opportunity for children to hold and stroke the animals.
Twenty-seven-year old Tafadzwa Dhliwayo says hard work and business is in her blood. At the age of 12 she was selling sweets in her native Zimbabwe. In the early 2000’s her father, who is also about to launch a new business, moved to Teesside and worked in a factory in pursuit of a better life for his family.
Up to 90% of retail properties will see their business rates reduced by one third for the next two years from next Monday (1 April 2019), reducing costs for hard pressed high street retailers, according to a leading commercial property agent. Richard Wilson, Associate Partner at Teesside independent commercial property consultants Dodds Brown, says that retail properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will receive the discount.
The owner of a new business in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market says he wants to use his expertise in alternative therapies to improve the well-being of people in the town.