Please let me introduce myself (if you don’t know already), I am Jessamine, owner and founder of Little Pickles Markets plus mummy to my fantastic but ever challenging 5 children (The Pickles) Tegan, Lexia, Jolie, Faryl and Aliza. I live in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside and work from home around the pickles, which provides me with the flexibility to spend time with them.
A little bit about the business
Little Pickles Markets was born in Winchester in September 2010, when I wanted a new challenge that fitted in around 3 children. Now after relocating to Wiltshire and two more pickles later the business is booming. Little Pickles Markets has grown and is expanding at a rapid rate, with a fantastic team, I am very proud of.
Named after the pet name my late Grandad (a resourceful recycler) had given me and my siblings as children. This is very apt as even though we are helping parents save money, our markets also help perfectly good items find new homes and not ending up in landfill, so having a positive effect on our children’s environment and future.
Our markets are all held at weekends in indoor pushchair accessible venues. Tables are available for parents to hire to sell their good quality nearly new baby and children’s items, from Maternity to 8 years. We charge buyers a minimal £1 entry fee and all little pickles are free.
What the role involves?
You will be a self employed Market Organiser where you will be responsible for the following:
Liaising and booking the market venue.
Distribution of leaflets promoting your market.
Displaying a banner to promote the market.
Using social media to promote your markets.
Getting to the market 1 hour before opening to ensure the stall holders are all set up and ready to go.
Collection of money from people attending the market.
Ensuring the venue is tidy at the end.
Completing your market summary.
We advise each market will take approx 8 – 15 hours. This will involve 3 to 6 hours distributing marketing material, 2 -5 hours of computer work event listings, emails and social media and then 3 to 4 hours running the market on the day. These hours will be spread over the weeks running up to the market.
Existing organisers run anything from 1-4 markets a month but we would like you to hold a minimum of 9 markets within a 12 month period.
What can you earn?
This is uncapped and will be reflective of your effort and productivity. The more markets you run and the more buyers you welcome the more you will earn.
Why join Little Pickles Markets?
Little Pickles Markets is an award winning name in nearly new sales and we have a huge demand for our established sales, so there is scope to cover a much larger area and eventually the whole of the UK.
With our experience within the industry, our team offer a wealth of knowledge in organising these events, so will be able to give you step by step guidance and support you to have the same success in organising your own events.
We have a huge web presence, with a well rated google website, increasingly viewed blog and impressive social media following.
What we can offer you?
- A step by step 6/8 week plan to help you successfully organise your first couple of markets.
- A comprehensive handbook
- An organiser’s support network
- All the kit for you to run successful markets
- Use of our website to list your events
- Access to Facebook Pages
- @littlepicklesmarkets.co.uk email address
- Ongoing support
- A chance to earn an uncapped amount of money whilst working your own choice of hours.
If you think the role of Market Organiser will suit you and you would like to join the Little Pickles Team. Please leave a comment below and we can arrange to have a chat about getting you started.
Written by Jessamine Hislop-Newton, Mummy to 5 Pickles, Founder and Owner of Little Pickles Markets