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Virtua artisan market to take place for Staffordshire day

With less than one month to go before this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations, organisers are calling on local businesses to take part in the first Staffordshire Day virtual market.

Enjoy Staffordshire, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council and the county’s other local authorities, want to support artisans, makers, producers and indie retailers as the county begins to come out of lockdown.

On Staffordshire Day, a new section featuring all participating businesses, with direct links to their online shops, will go live on the Enjoy Staffordshire website.

John Henderson, Chief Executive at Staffordshire County Council said: “We all know what a wonderful county Staffordshire is and 1st May is the day we tell everyone.

“Over the last five years, Staffordshire Day has allowed us to celebrate everything that’s great about our county, from our amazing people, rich heritage and culture to our stunning locations and places to visit.

“Local businesses also play a huge part in the Staffordshire story, helping make it a great place to live and work while attracting more and more visitors to the county.

“I hope that local companies large and small will join in with our virtual market place giving them a welcome boost from what has been a difficult year with the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Alongside the market, businesses can promote their products with a short live or pre-recorded slot in the Staffordshire Day event programme, to be broadcast on the Enjoy Staffordshire Facebook page.

Expressions of interest for the market and the event programme should be directed to Enjoy Staffordshire, at info@enjoystaffordshire.com, before the 16th April deadline.

Further information, including an application form for potential traders, can be found at www.enjoystaffordshire.com/staffsday

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