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Midsummer Markets launches to support small businesses

Midsummer Markets launches to support small businesses

New for 2024 – Midsummer Place shopping centre will be hosting a monthly market to give small businesses the chance to show off their products to thousands of shoppers – and now’s the time to apply.

The Midsummer Markets will set up on the mall on the first weekend of each month with a selection of traders picked from a portfolio of companies including anything from handmade jewellery to organic soaps.

Midsummer Place is inviting small businesses to add themselves to the Midsummer Market portfolio, to then be eligible for markets throughout the year. Business owners can then select their preferred dates to suit their schedules – subject to availability.

“We know people’s diaries fill up quickly each year and it can be hard to commit to certain events, which is why the Midsummer Markets offers a flexible, no commitment opportunity that suits each person,” says Kirsty McGiff, Commercialisation and Marketing Manager at Midsummer Place.

To be added to the portfolio, traders can visit

The first market is expected to be on the first weekend in March so applicants can apply for this one or any of the monthly ones throughout the year. The process is simple and free to do so.

Kirsty adds: “Throughout previous years, we have welcomed several small markets to the centre and they have experienced the benefit of significant footfall in a premium shopping centre. Now, we want to add a regular diary date in the calendar for shoppers to enjoy as we rotate the variety of small businesses we help to showcase.”

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