Thank you for your interest in joining Montrose Makers’ Market.
Please take a moment to read over the following essential information that you need prior to sending in an application form. Want to know more? Scroll down below the application form for more extensive details.
Insurance: This is a requirement of our own insurance provider. So please make sure you have adequate public liability insurance for your business/craft venture. Unfortunately we cannot proceed with your application if you do not have insurance.
Cost: The cost for a space is £20, and where possible we ask that you provide your own 5 or 6ft table. The cost includes a whole host of promotional activity and marketing on our side, as well as support to help you build your business.
Deposits: A £10 non refundable/non transferable deposit is payable on booking the event. Please ensure the dates are suitable before you confirm your space.
Finally: This is a small local event, so although we do a lot to promote and advertise, your business really will get out of this, what you put in.
Full Stallholder Information
Montrose Makers' Market is a small, local, craft event, which will be hosting it's final event of 2019 on November 30th.
In early 2018, the event saw a change of hands, being taken over by Rachel Cuthbert of The Wee Cub Company. In July 2018, Sophie Taylor of Rotten Core came on board as Visual, Marketing and Promotions Manager until December 2018.
Rachel, as small business owners herself, has experienced the ups and downs of attending craft events and are now working with this knowledge to create a craft event that really works for stall holders; boosting profiles, generating sales, providing a support system and building community spirit.
Detailed below is a full brief of what you can expect from Montrose Makers’ Market, what is expect from each stall holder and some handy hints and tips to help you get the most out of the day. If you have any questions that have not been answered below, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before the Event
Insurance: It is compulsory as a seller that you purchase suitable insurance prior to attending the event. This is the case for ALL events, not just Montrose Makers' Market.
We are happy to point you in the direction of some companies who offer small business insurance. We have event insurance in place via Graham Sykes Insurance Ltd; this ensures that Montrose Makers’ Market has Legal Liability for injury, illness or disease to any member of the public and loss or damage to their property occurring during the period of insurance and arising out of an insured event. We also find this article helpful if you're not sure where to start.
Promotion: As a stallholder at Montrose Makers’ Market, we want you to get the best out of the event. Detailed below is what we will provide and what is expected of you. We ask that you join our private Facebook group ‘Montrose Makers Market- Makers Group’ to keep up-to-date with any communications we post in the lead up to the event. We hope you find this useful and encourage you to make use of this platform to connect with other makers and small business owners.
Once your space has been confirmed, please send us a brief written summary and 4/5 photos which best showcase your business. We will use these to promote your business on social media in the lead up to the event. This is an opportunity to capture the attention of our audience and the first step in ensuring a good turnout on the day so please put some thought into the pieces you send us. We find including a photo of yourself adds a great personal touch and helps further introduce you to potential customers. Consider also including when you started, your motivations, what you offer.
We expect you to participate in the marketing and promotion of the event by interacting with Montrose Makers’ Market posts and using your social media channels to engage with your customer base.
For each market, we create a Facebook event which we will post in regularly. We ask that you add this event to your business page, invite your friends, share the event and post in it yourself; posts including images/ videos are most successful. We recommend content such as: showing yourself making an item which will be at the market, highlighting any special offers or announcing a new product you’ll be bringing.We are now listed with online creative directory Art Craft Finder who also support our social media channels.
We have flyers and posters which we distribute around many local businesses. Should you wish to do the same, flyers can be picked up in Montrose.
A large banner will hang on the exterior of the event venue in the week prior to the market.
On the Day
The event is held in the downstairs hall at the YMCA Montrose, 98 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JG; a small, but centrally located venue. Look out for the Montrose Makers’ Market sandwich board outside.
Parking is available on Murray Street and Lower Hall Street, with a 30-minute parking restriction in place. We recommend parking here to unload for the event then moving to the Lower Hall Street or Murray Lane Car Parks where you can park all day for £4.00 or Rachel can provide information on nearby areas where free all day parking is available.
Upon arrival, please find Rachel who will direct you to your allocated 5ft or 6ft space. You are expected to bring your own table however should you need to borrow one we do have a limited number available but please get in touch prior to the event to reserve. We do not have permission to affix anything to the walls at this venue. Electricity is available but also limited so please confirm with us beforehand to avoid disappointment. All electrical items should have an up-to-date PAT test certificate. Wifi is available, just ask Rachel for the magic words!
You are welcome to set up in the hall from 8.30am onwards. The event starts at 10am, so we do request that you please be set-up and ready by 9.45am.
We want you to enjoy your time at Montrose Makers’ Market. A good atmosphere is important to us and we’re a friendly bunch, so we encourage interaction between stallholders as well as attendees.
There are kitchen and toilet facilities in the hall with tea, coffee, milk and biscuits available for you to help yourself.
On the day, pictures of the stalls and event will be taken. Images taken may be used for the future promotion of the market and are also free for you to use for your business.
The event runs until 2pm. Please do not pack up before this, unless you have arranged so with us prior to the event.
After the Event
Pack up and enjoy your profits!
We will post a roundup of the days’ event on social media and upload photographs to the Montrose Makers' Market- Makers Group for your use.
We are hoping to offer more events in the future so a wee feedback survey will be sent out after the event and we would love to hear about your Montrose Makers' Market experience. All surveys are anonymous and information is kept confidential.