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LEARNING THE ROPES: Young entrepreneurs at Sudbury market got to grips with running their own businesses. Amy Lighttowlers shows off her custom-made jewellery.
LEARNING THE ROPES: Young entrepreneurs at Sudbury market got to grips with running their own businesses. Amy Lighttowlers shows off her custom-made jewellery.
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YOUNG people were given the chance to see what it would be like running their own businesses from Sudbury market at the weekend.

As part of National Markets Fortnight – a nationwide initiative to promote markets – Sudbury Market Town Partnership and the Sudbury Town Team made it possible for young people aged 16 and over to become a stall holder for the day.

Twenty-three-year-old Amy Lightowlers set up shop selling her own unique style of costume jewellery, making a total of £135 during the day.

She said: “I had a great time and the organisers couldn’t have been more helpful. We were given lots of good advice.”

Amy, from Ballingdon Street, who has a full-time digital marketing job, says she will carry on selling her jewellery as a hobby rather than a career change.

Other young entrepreneurs included Ashley Stafford, who sold poems, and Ophelia Waky, who designs and makes costumes.

Lesley Ford-Platt, chairman of the Sudbury Market Town Partnership, said: “I would like to thank the existing stall holders for their help and support they gave the young people on Saturday – I know this was greatly appreciated.”