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Gascoyne and Morningside Youth Club entrepreneurs in running for national market award

PUBLISHED: 09:58 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:58 28 August 2018

The social enterprise group at Gascoyne and Morningside Youth Clubs. Picture: Sanctuary Housing

The social enterprise group at Gascoyne and Morningside Youth Clubs. Picture: Sanctuary Housing

Sanctuary Housing

Budding young entrepreneurs who sell their own handmade products on a market stall are in the running for a national award.

The social enterprise group at Gascoyne and Morningside Youth Clubs has been nominated for the National Market Traders’ Federation (NMTF) Young Trader of the Year award.

Each week members of the group sell bath bombs, lip balms, soaps and T-shirts they have made at markets around Hackney.

As well as teaching key business skills like budgeting and stock control, the project highlights the importance of teamwork and good communication.

The winner will be decided at the NMTF’s national youth market on Friday and Saturday in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the youth clubs will trade alongside 26 other businesses run by young people aged 16-30.

Nicolette Nixon, who runs the youth clubs said: “The market project has produced such positive outcomes for our young people, who have grown in confidence and demonstrated great teamwork and professionalism.

“We are very proud of what they have already accomplished and excited to see what they can go on to achieve.”

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