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Vote for who you think should win a Warrington Market stall for a year
11:00am Thursday 23rd August 2012 in News
WARRINGTON Market is set to get a new trader offering something different for shoppers – and you get to decide what it should be.
The three finalists have been selected by market bosses and each one promises to bring a unique stall to the centre.
Steve Pickering, market manager, said: “We are delighted with the number of entries from people wishing to start up a new business. There are certainly a lot of budding entrepreneurs in Warrington that recognise the market as the ideal place to trial a new idea.
“The judges had a difficult task selecting the finalists and are confident the three proposed businesses going forward to the public vote have identified a ‘gap in the market’.
“The idea of members of the public voting for their favourite product is a valuable form of market research and will give the winner great encouragement and confidence to start their new venture.”
- Dave Hughes, Welly Envy CALL 0901 151 0274
WELLY Envy would be the first choice for all your festival needs.
Dave Hughes, a 33-year-old from Stockton Heath, wants to become Warrington Market’s first festival specialist with a ‘big, funky range of the baddest rubber boots in town’.
He said: “We should win this competition because we want to bring something trendy and really fresh to Warrington Market. This concept will appeal to a younger demographic and attract them into the market as a destination stall.
“We’re really keen to set up a new business in the area, challenge ourselves to bring to life our idea and help the new-look Warrington Market grow.”
- Laura Rowan, gluten free bakery CALL 0901 151 0275
TASTE comes first for this idea.
Laura Rowan, aged 23, has coeliac disease which means she cannot eat gluten – which is found in wheat used in everyday items like bread and pasta.
It is always a struggle when she goes out and ends up taking her own picnic whereever she goes.
Laura, from Prescot, added: “Gluten free food also known as ‘free from’ isn’t just for people with allergies, it’s much healthier too.
“When I make gluten free food for friends and family, they don’t even realise but they always comment on how good it is.”
- Michele Kennedy, vegetarian food CALL 0901 151 0276
CATERING for the tastes of vegetarians is at the heart of Michele Kennedy’s plans for her stall.
She said: “On looking around Warrington Market and the town as a whole, there seems to be a distinct lack of vegetarian and healthy food outlets.
“My proposal would be to offer homemade vegetarian soups and sandwiches and of course, regular food for non-vegetarians. The soups will only be made with fresh ingredients and be both inventive and tasty.
“We would provide limited ‘counter’ seating for any person who would like to eat their food inside the outlet.”