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Young entrepreneurial Jubilee Market stall holder regional finalist in UK wide NMTF competition

Tim Cole (30), regional finalist in UK National Market Traders Federation - National Young Traders competition

The National Market Traders Federation promotes the UK markets industry and encourages a new stream of business minded creative talent to carry on the market tradition through its Young Traders Programme. The programme helps 16 – 30-year-olds set up and grow their new market businesses, learn new skills and pioneer new ways of doing things. This then feeds into The National Young Traders competition which is a nationwide competition that judges the participants on their stall decoration, product knowledge, selling techniques and the quality of their product, customer care and customer satisfaction.

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Jubilee Market in London’s Covent Garden is delighted that one of its weekend Craft Market stall holders Tim Cole has made it to the London and South East regional finals which are being held in Westminster on 22nd July, with the National final taking place on 27th and 28th August in (Stratford Upon Avon). Tim’s handmade and unique personalised, bespoke sustainable leather coffee and tea sleeves are a real hit and have been getting great reviews from customers for their design, the quality of Tim’s work and their fabulous environmental credentials. Tim’s work is being showcased at New Youthquake in Portobello Rd on 17th July and at Covent Garden’s historic Jubilee Market on Saturday 31st July.


Tim Cole  - Tim creates individual pieces such as leather coffee and teacup holders and handcrafted leather journals, each handmade and unique. He has always been interested in making things, and particularly enjoys creating something special and personal for someone. He began making gifts for friends and family drawing on many sources of inspiration for his designs, he suggests it's a great way to show how you feel about someone. The handcrafted leather journals he makes as commission-only items are a wonderful canvas for ideas and he loves the challenge of taking an idea and turning it into beautiful, useful objects. Tim is creating a sustainable business using UK suppliers, responsibly sourced leather, and creating long lasting natural products. As well as being a leather craftsman, Tim is a trained interior designer, with experience as a project manager and 3D visualiser in the exhibition design sector.  07767 160548   0207 836 2139

Barry Stewart joins the management team of Jubilee Market Ltd

Barry Stewart (pictured) who many of you will have worked with in the past in his role as Tours Manager for the Royal Opera House, is delighted to have been asked to join the management team of Jubilee Market Ltd by Stewart Carroll.

The Jubilee Hall, in Covent Garden which houses the Jubilee Market, was built in 1904 and gained Grade 2 listed status in 1980. The restoration of the building began in 1985, and the market was officially opened by the Queen in 1987. Nowadays, the market has a wide variety of eclectic arts and crafts stalls, from jewellery and clothing to antiques and general market items spread over three different markets during the week. With a wide choice of food outlets, you can enjoy your trip to Jubilee market with choices from traditional English breakfasts, German hot dogs, smoothies, ice creams and a superb Italian Restaurant. Jubilee Market is instantly recognisable with its exciting atmosphere, flags and brass Jubilee Hall Market signage.

From the moment you arrive, you will be caught up in the hustle and bustle of wonderfully diverse products from across the UK. Barry is going to be working closely with GTO’s, FIT’s Coach Operators and Groups.

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Coach drop is a few minutes’ walk away from the market and a  ‘shop till you drop’ excursion includes a 45-minute Covent Garden walking tour, onto which you can bolt pre booked morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea for your Group, there will be programme of weekly live music events in the market square starting in September too, all this within the Jubilee Market Hall. Each visiting group will receive discount/concessions wristbands for each individual to use in the market on the day of their visit as a thank you from all the stall holders for visiting them. 

It’s an experience you can’t afford to miss when you visit London!

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