Derbyshire-based producers, artisans and craftspeople are invited to exhibit and sell their wares at a virtual Peak District & Derbyshire Christmas Market organised by the area’s official tourist board.
The free online market, set to launch in early November, will showcase the fantastic variety of quality products made in the area, providing local businesses with the chance to reach thousands of potential customers in the run up to Christmas.
Prospective stallholders are invited to apply for a virtual place at the Peak District & Derbyshire Christmas Market, which will be hosted on the Visit Peak District website and is part financially supported by Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Project.
The opportunity is open to small-to-medium-sized businesses based in Derby and Derbyshire – ranging from food and drink producers to artists, photographers and craftspeople.
It is also open to Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire members who offer vouchers for afternoon teas, meals, short stays, annual passes, workshops and experiences, with a focus on products that make great Christmas presents.
Successful applicants will be featured on an inspirational new Peak District & Derbyshire Christmas Market webpage, where hyperlinks and imagery will lead to the stallholder’s own selling platform – allowing visitors to browse and purchase fine, festive gifts with ease.
The market aims to boost businesses who have been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions by driving online sales whilst celebrating the range of unique products available in the area.
Businesses can apply for a place at the Peak District & Derbyshire Christmas Market using this form.
Closing date for applications is 21 October 2020. Successful applicants will be notified via email.
Jo Dilley, Managing Director of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, says: “The run up to Christmas is a critical time for countless businesses and, in the absence of many annual markets due to Covid-19 restrictions, we’re delighted to offer this fantastic opportunity thanks to support from our ERDF project.
“Derbyshire boasts a huge number of passionate producers who specialise in quality and the Peak District & Derbyshire Christmas Market will offer an accessible, virtual platform for these businesses to reach thousands of potential customers.
“Whether you make fine food and drink, artwork or beautiful crafts, we’re encouraging small-to-medium-sized businesses to apply for a place and join us in celebrating the best of what the Peak District and Derbyshire has to offer!