Become a trader

Markets can provide an excellent starting point for small businesses. Our economic development team in West Suffolk are here to help!

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Why become a trader?

We’re offering new traders on our markets, a selection of offers depending on what you sell and which market(s) you would like to attend. Some of the current offers include:

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Up to 4 weeks free trading on some of our markets, subject to the type of stall and availability.

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Up to 6 weeks free trading on Newmarket, Mildenhall and Brandon markets subject to the type of stall and availability.

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Extended 'trade for a tenner' deals at selected markets and for selected products subject to the type of stall and availability.


Gazebo hire from £10 at selected markets, subject to availability.

Starting a new business?

If you are starting a new business, you may like to look at our start up guide designed specifically for trading on a West Suffolk market:

Market business start-up guidance

You may also like to look at the National Market Trader Federation (NMTF) start up guide:

Download the guide

Alternatively, you can contact MENTA for business advice and information on loans and grants

(Not all items are accepted on all of our markets so before purchasing stock, please check to see if your products are suitable.)


Find out if there are any trader offers that could benefit your business:

Trader offers

For more information about trading at our markets, please contact



Sophie Mann, young trader of the year 2022

“I never thought I would be a market trader but I can not imagine doing anything else now.”