Trader

FAQ's

For New and Existing Traders and Stall Holders

General, Arts & Crafts and Farmer's Markets throughout the West Midlands

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find our list of FAQ's below, to reveal the answer to a question click on the + sign.

How do I make an enquiry?Click to Read More

If you have any enquiries regarding one of our markets or wish to discuss becoming a trader or booking a stall, please call our team, Spencer: 07875 655 875 or Scott: 07792 676 746, or use our Booking Enquiry Form

What is the minimum I need to start trading?Click to Read More

You need to:

a) Complete our Trade Registration Form

b) Complete the Traders Selling Food, Drinks or Home Made Food Form if required

c) Once your Trade Registration Form is approved you need to purchase Public Liability insurance

d) Stock to sell at our Markets

What do I need to get started?Click to Read More

We must have a Trade Registration Form completed with some form of ID. The form can be printed from our website. If you are selling any type of food then we also need our food environmental form which is again on our website. Public Liability insurance for £5m.

How do I apply for a stall at one of your markets?Click to Read More

Please complete the Trade Registration application Form below (If you are selling any types of Food and Drinks, please also complete the Traders Selling Food, Drinks or Home Made Food Form) and send to:-

by email: info@bescotpromotions.co.uk

or by post to: FAO: Trade Registrations

Bescot Promotions

The Banks Stadium, Walsall Football Club

Bescot Crescent, Walsall

WS1 4SA

Form Links:

Trade Registration Form (PDF)

Traders Selling Food, Drinks or Home Made Food Form, that has to satisfy environmental health. (PDF)

Market Rules & Regulations (PDF)

Once received the forms will be checked and if your application is approved, we will let you know what stall availability we have on our Markets. If you would like to discuss your application at any time, please contact us.

Prices for stalls at the various markets?Click to Read More

Please contact us directly for the latest prices.

What are the sizes of the stalls?Click to Read More

There are a variety of sizes available dependant on the market or event. Please call for further details, Spencer: 07875 655 875 or Scott 07792 676 746.

Can we bring our own stalls?Click to Read More

You can at Bescot Sunday Market & Wednesbury Market, but you would need to discuss this with us and price would then be based on size of stall and location.

What time should traders turn up?Click to Read More

Arrival times at the markets are usually prior to 7:30am but this is dependant on the market or event, so please call to confirm Spencer: 07875 655 875 or Scott 07792 676 746.

Can we just turn up on the day?Click to Read More

Yes you can so long as you have a trade registration form completed, ID with you that we can photocopy and your insurance documents then on most markets we can find you a pitch. We would of course prefer you to phone or email first but we do our best to help traders to the best of our ability.

What can I sell from a stall?Click to Read More

Fresh food & locally sourced goods, a diverse range of other products and services. If you would like to discuss whether your product would be suitable at one of our Markets, contact us.

When can I access my stallClick to Read More

Full details of unloading and re-loading times will be disclosed when you book a Stall at one of our Markets. Generally unloading is normally 1.5 hours prior to the Market opening and re-loading to commence only once the Market is closed to the general public for health and Safety reasons.

What is expected of stallholders?Click to Read More

Stallholders are expected to be open at all times during the attending Markets general public opening times, to sell good quality products, be honest in all of their dealings and abide by UK law, ensure their stall is well presented and tidy and conduct themselves in a friendly, polite and professional manner to ensure that members of the public enjoy their experience and become repeat customers.

How can I access my stall to unload my stock or take deliveries?Click to Read More

Loading and unloading facilities will be disclosed upon confirming your Stall booking, or by discussing it with our market manager or representative on Market Day.

What will the Open Market provide for stallholders?Click to Read More

Our Market team will provide a stall erection and disassembly service for those traders using our stalls, a member of our team will be available to deal with any problems or enquiries on Market Day. Cleaning of the site during and after the Market. Waste disposal, toilet facilities where appropriate, stallholder meetings, inspection of stalls to maintain standards, advertising & PR campaigns and a web site dedicated towards promoting the Market to ensure that locals are always aware of opening and closing times.

How far can I book a stall in advance?Click to Read More

You can book as far in advance as you want but we reserve the right to charge a holding fee if more than 3 months forward notice.

Can I choose my stall location?Click to Read More

Not as a rule but we will try and help so long as it doesn't penalize another trader.

Can I play music on my stall or use a microphone?Click to Read More

Yes so long as you have the two music licences required by law and we would expect you respect the other traders around you. We reserve the right to ask for music to be switch off at all times.

Are any restrictions on what I can sell?Click to Read More

We are a family friendly Market so anything safe for kids is allowed. Strictly no drug paraphernalia, rude or offensive products or any fake goods or branded fashion.

Do I need a license to trade?Click to Read More

No, you are covered by our trading license.

Do I need public liability insurance?Click to Read More

All traders must have public liability insurance.

What clothes should we wear?Click to Read More

To remain comfortable in all weathers, we advise our stallholders to wear tidy, suitable clothing and footwear for the forecasted weather on Market day, but to consider taking along a precautionary selection of bad weather clothing in case the forecast changes quickly.

Are there electrics on the stall?Click to Read More

Not all markets have electricity so you would need to contact us first to discuss your own requirements and which markets you planned to trade from.

Does the market remain open when it is raining, snowing or in severe windy or bad weather?Click to Read More

The Market is normally open regardless of the weather, however if the weather poses a risk to stall holders or members of the public, then we reserve the right to close the Market in the interest of Health and Safety at any time.

Where should I park?Click to Read More

This would need to be discussed face to face so please give us a ring.

Do you operate car boots?Click to Read More

At present we do not but we do have Bric a Brac days at certain markets so please give us a ring as we may be able to help.

When is the next market?Click to Read More

A diary of our markets for the next 5 days is on the homepage of our website and is updated daily.

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