The winners of a recent competition to win a Market stall have been announced.
Norwich City Council recently offered one local small business the chance to win a pop-up stall on its award-winning Norwich Market.
The competition, which offered one week of free trading to the winner, was designed to raise awareness of the market and give new businesses an opportunity to see if the environment works for them.
Applications were open during the second half of October, and the high number and quality of applications convinced the council to make two stalls available, which will be open for business for one week at the end of this month.
The winning stalls were children’s clothing business Tot to Teen Threads, and art and creative workshop Lisboa Social Press.
Gemma Clark from Tots to Teen Threads said: "I'm so excited to have such an amazing opportunity!
“I'm looking forward to meeting my customers, both old and new, in person and being able to show a fun alternative to fast fashion.
“Winning this competition will hopefully raise local awareness of my brand and enable me to take my business to the next level."
Jilly Roberts from Lisboa Social Press:
"At Lisboa Social Press we are thrilled to hear that we have won the Norwich Market Christmas Pop Up Competition.
“Throughout the festive season we plan to not only represent local and international artists by selling their original artwork and cards alongside special seasonal gifts, but also invite you to get messy this Christmas and make your own artwork too.
“Across the week, we will be giving live printmaking demonstrations and inviting adults and children alike to decorate their own Christmas cards to make this season extra special.
“Make sure to stop by, connect and get creative with us!"
Councillor Matthew Packer, cabinet member responsible for markets at Norwich City Council, said: “We were delighted to see so many excellent applications from a diverse range of businesses, and our winners really stood out as bringing something fresh and new to the market.
“We wanted to add some more variety to our offering and we’re very confident people will love these temporary additions.
“This is a great opportunity for the winning entrants to try out running a stall and see if it works for them.”
Tot to Teen Threads and Lisboa Social Press will have access to their pop-up stalls from Monday 29 November – Sunday 5 December, and will be able to choose their opening hours themselves.