Young traders have set up stalls in Slough's Queensmere Shopping Centre for a special market today.

Slough BID and Queesmere Observatory Shopping Centre have partnered up to launch a Young Trader Market in Slough town centre today (April 12).

The event hopes to boost small local businesses owned by young entrepreneurs aged between 16 and 30.

Stall handlers will be selling their goods from 10am to 5pm.

There are a variety of stalls ranging from vintage clothes, handcrafted accessories, beauty products, artwork and toys. Admission is free.

It comes as part of a national initiative run by the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF), which is in its twelfth year. 

Each year the scheme attracts more and more young traders providing much-needed opportunities for those who have set up businesses in arts and crafts, general retail, food and beverages and many more.

Clarissa Parker, Slough BID manager said: "We are delighted to be working with a range of partners on this initiative in what we hope will lead to more markets and activities in the town centre."

Judging of the traders will take place in the afternoon, between 3pm and 4pm with the Mayor and Councillors Tomar and E Ahmed acting as judges utilising the national criteria provided by NMTF.

The winner and highly commended traders will be announced at approximately 4pm with certificates provided by Slough BID.