Next generation entrepreneurs return to St George’s Market for 2021 Big Market

  • Enterprising students from across Northern Ireland will take over St George’s Market, Belfast, for the return of the Young Enterprise Big Market on Wednesday 8th December, 10am-2pm.

    Young people aged 14-25 taking part in the charity’s entrepreneurial programmes will launch their companies and seize their first opportunity to trade face-to-face with the public and a panel of Northern Ireland’s business leaders. 

    The Big Market has become a staple of Belfast’s Christmas shopping season, but last year was held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Each year in excess of 8,000 students start their own unique businesses with Young Enterprise.

    Carol Fitzsimons, Young Enterprise chief executive commented: “Our aim is to give all young people in Northern Ireland the opportunity to develop the skills they will need to be successful in the world of work. Bringing the popular Big Market back to St George’s Market gives our students the chance to put those skills into practice and learn valuable attitudes and attributes like resilience, communication and problem-solving."

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    Ms. Fitsimons also added: “Having held the Big Market online last year, we are acutely aware of the need for young people to  bring their businesses to the general public face-to-face. Therefore, we are calling on the business community in Belfast and beyond to lend their support and come along to browse, purchase a gift and encourage these young entrepreneurs at the Big Market.”

    Young Enterprise NI provides hands-on enterprise programmes to 90,000 young people each year.  The charity’s entrepreneurial programmes allow students to create a unique business, then produce, promote and sell their products or services. 

    Source: Written from press release. 


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