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Little Bird Made

Application Form | Jan - April 2022

Terms & Conditions amended on 27.10.21.

We are an artisan market that wants to help serve local communities with the best artisan stalls, whilst giving traders the best opportunities to showcase and sell their handmade goods. We’ll keep stall costs low, and work hard to ensure you have the biggest footfall possible, and consider environmental issues wherever we can.

We know that we need to do a lot of work to make it a success for our traders and local communities. We’ll be out putting leaflets through doors, putting up banners, signs, and posters. We’ll promote on social media and send out PR messages to local media and bloggers.

We will do our best to choose traders who are good at marketing their own product. This means we expect you to:

  • Help publicise our markets through your own social media and websites

  • We expect you to pay on time

  • Turn up on time

  • Follow set up instructions

  • Share issues directly with us

  • Respect other traders

  • Respect the communities by parking and trading thoughtfully and with care

  • Consider the environment in everything you do.

 

If you’re an artisan trader and would like to be considered for a stall, please complete this application form below.

 

Please note:

  • Please only book in markets you can commit to. More than two changes in a year will result in you no longer able to trade with Littler Bird for six months. There is a large amount of admin that goes into your booking. We run eight markets a month with a small team. Please help us to keep YOUR costs down.

  • We are not a one-whip market. Depending on the size of the market there may be other stalls similar.

  • You can only sell items that you book in with your original application. If you wish to add further stock, you must email the team.

  • Food traders/alcohol traders will need further documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to attach copies of £1m Public Liability Insurance to trade with us. Food traders also need Food Hygiene Certificates and details of allergens information.

The following market dates are now fully booked. Last-minute availability shall be posted on our social media pages nearer the time.

THIS APPLICATION FORM IS FOR TRADERS TO APPLY FOR DATES TO TRADE

YOU MUST APPLY FOR AT LEAST ONE MARKET DATE

We are currently at capacity for cakes/bakes, candles, wax melts, and baristas

FEBRUARY 2022

Wetherby | Sunday 13th February 2022 | FULLY BOOKED

Ripon | Sunday 27th February 2022 | FULLY BOOKED

 

MARCH 2022

Tadcaster | Friday 4th March 2022 | FULLY BOOKED
Knaresborough | Saturday 5th March 2022 | FULLY BOOKED
Harrogate Valley Gardens | Sunday 6th March 2022 | FULLY BOOKED

Easingwold | Saturday 12 March 2022 | FULLY BOOKED

Wetherby | Sunday 13th March 2022 | FULLY BOOKED

Richmond | Sunday 20th March 2022 | FULLY BOOKED

Ripon | Sunday 27th March 2022 | FULLY BOOKED

APRIL 2022

Tadcaster | Friday 1st April 2022 | FULLY BOOKED
Knaresborough | Saturday 2nd April 2022 | FULLY BOOKED
Harrogate Valley Gardens | Sunday 3rd April 2022 | FULLY BOOKED

Easingwold | Saturday 9th April | FULLY BOOKED

Wetherby | Sunday 10th April 2022 | FULLY BOOKED
Ripon |  Sunday 24th April 2022 | FULLY BOOKED

FEBRUARY 2022
MARCH 2022
APRIL 2022
DRIFFIELD ARTISAN MARKET | YORKSHIRE DAY EVE

Dates for your diary | You shall be notified by email when the application process for these dates is open.

Coming soon... Pateley Bridge.

Easingwold: 

  • May 7

  • June 11

  • July 16

  • August 13

  • September 10

  • October 8

  • November 12

Wetherby:

  • May 8

  • June 12

  • July 10

  • Aug 14

  • Sep 11

  • Oct 9

  • Nov 20

  • Dec 11

Richmond:

  • May 15

  • July 17

  • Sep 18

  • Nov 20

Darlington

  • May 29

  • June 26

  • July 31

  • Aug 28

  • Sept 25

  • Oct 30

  • Nov 27

  • Dec TBC

Ripon

  • May 22

  • June 26

  • July 24

  • Aug 28

  • Sept 25

  • Oct 23

  • Nov 27

  • Dec TBC

Tadcaster:

  • May 6

  • June 3

  • July 1

  • Aug 5

  • Sep 2

  • Oct 7

  • Nov 4

  • Dec 2

Knaresborough

  • May 7

  • June 4

  • July 2

  • Aug 6

  • Sep 3

  • Oct 1

  • Nov 5

  • Dec 

Harrogate Valley Gardens

  • May 1

  • June 5

  • July 3

  • Aug 7

  • Sep 4

  • Oct 2

  • Nov 6

  • Dec 4

Boroughbridge

  • June 19

  • Aug 21

  • Oct 30

  • Dec 18

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Little Bird Made Ltd | Terms and Conditions

By attending our events you are confirming you agree with Little Bird Made Ltd terms and conditions, which have been put together to protect your business, Little Bird Made Ltd, and our visitors. If you are a market orgainser or event orgainser you are not permitted to trade with us. 

Exhibitors must comply with health and safety regulations, in line with the Health and Safety Act (1974). You need a minimum of £1 million public liability insurance to showcase at our events and it is your responsibility to keep this up to date.

Public liability insurance: 

You must possess valid public liability insurance for the duration of the event which needs to be always kept with you during the event. We must also possess an up-to-date copy of it on file.  If you employ staff, you need to include employee insurance in your policy. At each event, you must have the ability to produce your public liability insurance for spot checks.

Gazebos:  

All gazebos’ pitches are 3x3 and you must provide your own. Garden gazebos are NOT acceptable. If you attend with one and it’s not weatherproof you will not be permitted to trade. All stalls are checked for weights. A minimum of x4 professional weights is required. During the winter months, we suggest you have two on each leg.

Examples of professional gazebos can be found here.

Examples of professional weights can be found here.

Risk Assessment: 

It is essential that exhibitors carry out a Risk Assessment for their stalls. It must be available at every market if a spot check is done. We need you to think over the risks of trading at our events and plan a risk assessment. Plan out what you must do to keep yourself and our visitors safe. Thinking of trip hazards, sharp objects, health and hygiene hazards, infrastructure hazards (especially when you provide your own gazebo, weights etc). It is the trader’s responsibility to ensure their products conform to the accepted legal framework and legislation for general consumer sales in the UK. 

 

Food Traders:

  • No handling food without gloves

  • Hand wash facilities must be provided (as a minimum flask of hot water and hand wash)

  • Spray and wipe table before and after use with anti-bacterial spray

  • You must provide your own bin and clear your own rubbish at the end of the day.

  • Each food-based business needs to register with its local council and request an inspection from an environmental health officer. Some food-based businesses may be told they are low risk/ low priority for an inspection. It is imperative that you are registered as a minimum and when your inspection takes place the best practice is to display your food hygiene rating on your stall.

  • Your local council will provide information on your packaging requirements as a business, weights, and measures, what you should display regarding allergies, and are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can refer to Safer Food, Better Business.

 

Hot Food Traders:

  • Need to demonstrate that you have access to hot water to wash your hands.

  • Selling hot and heated foods – You must check the temperatures of your food before serving.

  • Cool Boxes – also need to be checked for correct temperatures through the market day and prior to serving.

 

Alcohol Traders:

  • You must have a personal licence to sell alcohol at the events. You need to supply us with your personal licence number.

  • If the personal licence holder is unable to work the stall you must ensure you designate a competent number of staff who understands the responsibilities of your personal license.

  • You must display a challenge 25 sign on your stall.

 

Food Hygiene: 

Where food is being sold or samples given out you must always adhere to basic health and hygiene. You must have valid food safety and hygiene certificates and your items must comply with British food and hygiene regulations. In the case of inspection, all paperwork must be kept on yourselves during the event along with a risk assessment carried out by yourself or your company.

 

Set-Up: 

Little Bird Artisan Markets will not accept liability for any issues regarding set up, de-rig or incidents that may arise during your presence at the event. Please be patient on set up and the pitch you are given will not be changed on the day. This is a curated artisan market. Make the most of your pitch. Be happy to trade in our beautiful host towns.

 

Power: 

There is no power to any stalls. If you do need power this needs to be provided by yourself and all cabling and appliances you provide must be PAT tested and meet the legal requirements. You must ensure you have the relevant PAT certificates with you at the event.

Gas: 

You must provide a Gas Safety Certificate if required. The use of flammable explosives or otherwise dangerous materials or equipment is strictly prohibited. Traders using gas must have up-to-date gas safety certificates and ensure a copy is always kept on them. All Exhibitors must provide suitable fire blankets or extinguishers if applicable to their set-up.

Waste: 

All trader waste needs to be removed by yourselves.

Payments:

  • Payment terms will be on the confirmation/invoice and all markets need to be paid in advance.

  • Once confirmed if you need to cancel the event, we need you to let us know by 12 noon 10 days before the event takes place otherwise, we are unable to offer a refund.

  • Please let us know ASAP if you are unable to attend an event, an empty stall is detrimental to the event and to your fellow stallholders.

  • Traders who do not pay on time (regular or infrequent) and have had x2 late invoice requests will not be permitted to trade with Little Bird Made Ltd. for six months.

  • Payment terms - You will be sent an invoice that must be paid within 7 days. If you fail to pay your pitch will be canceled.

 

Cancellation policy:

  • In the rare occurrences that we do cancel an event, 50% of the pitch fee will be refunded. The remaining money is to go to admin and hire charges. (We still have to pay our hire fees).

  • Once your application has been accepted, 100% of the booking fee is required to confirm your stall booking.

  • If you cancel your booking 20% will be deducted for the admin fee.

  • You will be sent an invoice that must be paid within 7 days. If you fail to pay your pitch will be canceled.

 

Little Bird Values:

  • We need to ensure we all work together in a respectful environment. Any disagreements between stallholders or concerns need to discuss with Jackie Crozier only in a respectful and professional way. Do not complain to other traders as this brings down the atmosphere of the events. We all have bad days however traders who continue to be unhappy and unwelcoming to our customers will not be booked onto future events. We want customers to come back and recommend our markets.

  • Please do not sit on your mobile phone all day. A busy stall is a trader who interacts with our customers.

  • Please be respectful of Little Bird Staff on arrival. They are there to help and get the markets set up.

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