At Country Living Spring Fair, we know how much hard work, self-belief and sheer force of will goes into setting up your own business.
In 2013, Country Living launched their first Pop-up Market to give 30 readers a chance to sell their wares to the thousands of visitors who attend the Spring Fair, network with other small-business owners and gain valuable experience, all absolutely free.
For the past three years, the market has generated a phenomenal response, attracting the attention of buyers from John Lewis and the admiration of a stream of customers, making it one of the most popular events at the Fair.
Don’t just take our word for it, here is a little taster from previous Pop-Up Marketeers…
“It was such a buzz to be there, surrounded by other new producers. Everyone was exchanging tips, and it felt like a bit of a family.”
Jam maker Catherine Piddington, founder of Piddington Jam
“It all started for us at the CL Pop-up Market, it was our first experience of retail. It was great to network with other small businesses. The atmosphere and camaraderie were wonderful. We learned so much – how to display our work, which items sell best and how to market them.”
Wireworkers Dave Scragg and Linda Nuttall, founders of Love Wire
“Knowing everyone else was in a similar position to me made it a safe and encouraging environment to introduce my products to the marketplace. The event turned out to be less about selling and more about gleaning advice from others and picking up tips from the experts. I spent a lot of the day overhearing various talks taking place nearby and scribbling down notes that I still refer to.”
Knitter Lauren Aston, founder of Lauren Aston Designs
Click here to find out who will be showcasing their creations at the Fair.