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New traders join Morpeth Market during Love Local Market Fortnight

New traders join Morpeth Market during Love Local Market Fortnight
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New traders join Morpeth Market during Love Local Market Fortnight

28 May 2014

Morpeth’s weekly market has attracted some great new businesses this month – as part of the Love Your Local Market campaign which finishes this week.

Baby wear designer Alexandra Kay and Rosalind Gray, who sells clothing and accessories enjoyed a brisk day’s trade after their businesses joined the Wednesday market.

Alexandra, from Morpeth, launched her own babywear brand called I Miei Cherubini (My Little Cherubs) to cater for the gap in the market for beautiful clothes and gifts for baby boys. She’s now hoping to be a regular at Morpeth Market with her unique range of gifts and clothing.

Alexandra has worked all over the world for a number of different brands and decided to return to her native north east to launch her own business.

She said: “The North East has one major benefit that I cannot find anywhere else in the world, being surrounded by my large family. I had an amazing time during my travels and have gained fantastic experience within the fashion industry but I felt the time was right to set up on my own and I have never looked back since.”

Alexandra has been joined on the market by Rosalind Gray who runs Dress 2 Impress – selling jewellery, hats, shoes and accessories - she’s also hoping to be a regular trader after taking a stall during Love Your Local Market Fortnight.

As well as promoting markets and encouraging local residents, workers and visitors to use them the LYLM campaign also helps to provide entrepreneurial opportunities for individuals and businesses to set up and start trading.

Councillor Ian Swithenbank, policy board member for streetcare and environment at Northumberland County Council, said: “We are always keen to welcome new traders to our markets. It has been great to see both local businesses and the public show their support for the campaign by choosing to trade and shop locally at markets across the county.

“We’re very pleased to hear that Alexandra’s experience of trading at Morpeth has inspired her to want to become a regular trader at the market, and wish her the best of luck with this.”

Morpeth Market is managed by Northumberland County Council and Sanderson Arcade, working in partnership with Morpeth Town Council, Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade and other local organisations through the Morpeth Market working group.

The Morpeth Market is held every Wednesday from 9am – 3pm and the Farmers Market is the first Saturday of every month.

Picture shows Alexandra on her stall at Morpeth Market.


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644


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