Become a Trader

Want to turn your ideas into reality or looking to expand an existing business? Then Burnley Market is the perfect place to start. 

Joining our vibrant community is simple and low risk. With a friendly advice team, low rent, zero rates, no hidden costs and no lengthy contracts, you can take the next step, safe in the knowledge that we’ve got your back. 

Why choose to join the market

If you’ve ever wondered how to start a business of your own then you’ve probably wondered what is the best way to get started. You’re probably looking for a low risk, low cost way to gain some experience and hone your business skills without the pressure of high rents and rates coupled to a contract that locks you in for a long period of time.

Online trading is becoming increasingly competitive with new businesses copying each others products and undercutting each other on price.  Therefore you’re probably also going to want premises where there is a little more exclusivity and you’re not fighting over the same limited number of customers as everyone else online. Likewise, most shops require you to pay business rates and have large start up costs to furnish the unit.  Private landlords also sometimes hide all sorts of hidden costs in their contracts that you don’t discover until it’s too late.

As standard, our rents for business premises are some of the lowest in Burnley. In addition to our competitive levels of rent we have devised a number of rent offers/incentives to help budding entrepreneurs establish themselves and cultivate a customer base gradually without the pressure of high rents and rates from day one.

Low risk, Low Rent

If you are starting a business and want to sell a product not already being offered then you will be eligible for one of these rent incentives. Our stalls qualify for small business rates relief making them free from rates. The only other cost you will incur is for any electricity you consume.  However, on most stalls you are free to source your own electricity supplier and you only pay for what you use at cost.

Trust, Tuesdays and Trails

With us, your landlord will be Burnley Borough Council, a Local Government body.  Our leases are all standard and have been issued to hundreds of entrepreneurs just like you.

Starting a business on Burnley Market gives you a way to test your products in a fun and vibrant setting where you can meet many new people and introduce them to your goods and services without going ‘all in.’ 12 Month leases are available so you’re not locked into lengthy contracts.

Trading days are available Monday to Saturday with an optional Tuesday. Alternatively, if you are wanting to trade in second-hand goods you could try our casual Wednesday second-hand market OR if you are creative and make your own items we currently operate an Arty Crafty Market on selected Saturdays. No contracts are required for these markets and all are welcome to come along and gain experience of trading to the public in a relaxed atmosphere where stalls are only £15.