04 February 2019
We are proud to announce the launch of Tomorrow’s Market, a new and innovative business support programme that aims to nurture a new generation of market traders – people that are currently working from home, in pop-ups or online and have a unique product or service that they are selling.
The programme, which forms part of the London Growth Hub’s business support offer, aims to support new market traders to grow their businesses, to reach new customers and audiences and to work with experienced traders and business experts to take the next step to elevate their success. This project is delivered on behalf of the London Growth Hub by art and design collective, Something and Son.
As a business and income generating route, market trading is low cost, no boss and high return. Tomorrow’s Market gives 15 ambitious Londoner’s the chance to turn clever ideas into successful businesses, through the programme we will breathe new life into markets across London.
Market trading is low cost, no boss and high return, it’s a great starting point for those who want to earn a decent income. over 2 years, we’re giving at least 30 ambitious people the chance to turn their fortunes around and in doing so we will aim to resurrect the community spirit of the market and kick-start a market renaissance.
Tomorrow’s Market is a collaborative programme funded by LEAP and supported by the Mayor of London. The programme forms part of LEAP and the Mayor’s London Growth Hub business support initiative, which aims to help London’s entrepreneurs and small businesses to start, sustain and grow. The idea was initially put forward by the markets sector and taken forward by the Mayor’s new Markets Board which has been established to explore key challenges markets face, the breadth of value they offer, and opportunities to improve their long-term sustainability and social impact.
Since 2011, Something and Son has developed solutions that disrupt, modernise and reinvigorate established methods and thinking, as a way of enriching and enhancing people’s daily lives. This project has drawn from the learning from over 60 projects, which have served the needs of a broad range of diverse communities, business and industry sectors and has provided new routes to viable micro trading and co-working.