Newtown’s High Street was abuzz with excitement as it played host to a showcase of budding entrepreneurs during the Young Traders Event North Wales regional final. The event welcomed a diverse array of goods, ranging from delectable cakes and exquisite wool products to fragrant candles and artisanal gin.
The Young Traders Event provided a platform for young people to demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills and creativity. The high street transformed into a vibrant marketplace, reflecting the innovation and passion of these aspiring business minds.
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council extends its sincerest gratitude to every participant who contributed to the success of this event. The dedication and hard work of each young trader were truly commendable, and we are proud to have had them showcase their talents on our town’s stage.
Among the remarkable young traders were:
Jazmin Gibson (Baked by Jaz)
Leah Woodcock (Leah’s Bakes)
Holly Challinor (Cheshire Botanicals)
Nick Smart (Idris Emporium)
Danny Williams (Aroma Quartz)
Chelsie Stringer (The Stringer Edit)
Abigail Proctor (Abi Through The Ears)
Jaime Wynn (Famous Flame)
Phoebe Whyte (Flutterbies)
The event was also a platform to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of these young traders. Awards were presented in various categories:
Arts & Crafts: Winner – Nick Smart (Idris Emporium); Highly Commended – Chelsea Stringer (The Stringer Edit)
Food & Drink: Winner – Holly Challinor (Cheshire Botanicals)
General Retail: Winner – Abigail Proctor (Abi Through The Ears); Highly Commended – Danny Williams (Aroma Quartz)
Grocery: Winner – Leah Woodcock (Leah’s Bakes); Highly Commended – Jazmin Gibson (Baked By Jaz)
North Wales Overall Winner: Abigail Proctor (Abi Through The Ears)
The event’s judging panel featured Nat Jenkins, Project Manager at Hilltop Honey, and Jackie Milton, Head of Operations at Robert Owen Community Banking. Their expertise added a layer of professionalism to the event, providing valuable insights to the young traders.
The Town Council applauds the visitors and residents who embraced the event, encouraging and nurturing the aspirations of our future business leaders.
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council extends warm appreciation to Robert Owen Community Banking for their generous sponsorship of this event.
The Town Council commends all participants for their dedication and enthusiasm, and anticipates even greater accomplishments in the journey ahead.

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