Sunday, 8 February 2009

Fiona comes to town

Fiona Hall, our MEP, paid a visit to Darlington on Saturday morning to support the "Make Your Mark" promotion being run by the Markets Department of Darlington Borough Council. This is part of a national scheme. Budding retail entrepreneurs are invited to submit their business idea to a panel of judges. The winner gets a free market stall for six months, free advertising and business support.

Markets are the lifeblood of Darlington's retail offering and this scheme aims to help future entrepreneurs make a success of their business idea, while encouraging the continued development of the retail mix in the Covered Market.
The top photo shows Fiona with me and Cllr Martin Swainston. The bottom photo shows Fiona with a young lady from the "Make Your Mark" campaign, Alan Draper, Darlington's rep on the National Market Traders' Association and Peter Wilson, Darlington's Markets Officer.

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