25/11/2015

50 Firms Created By Youths To Take Over St George's Market In Belfast

More than 50 businesses started by young people aged between 10 and 25 years old are working with the Belfast City Council at St George's Market on Wednesday 02 December.
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Young Enterprise Chief Executive Carol Fitzsimons commented: "Each year Young Enterprise supports more than 3,500 young people start businesses across Northern Ireland. The Big Market will be a fantastic opportunity for these young people to gain experience in trading in a live market environment, whilst developing their skills and confidence for a successful future in life and in work."

Councillor Deirdre Hargey, Chair of Belfast City Council's City Growth and Regeneration Committee, commented: "We're delighted to open St George's Market for Young Enterprise and its hundreds of budding entrepreneurs. For many this will be their first trading experience but for all it will be an exciting day of opportunity and development that will hopefully inspire our future entrepreneurs to take that next step towards setting up their own business, and the benefits that will bring to both themselves and the growth of our local economy."

(CD/LM)

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