Jolly Big Business Boost Guidelines and Application Link

Jolly Big Business Boost Guidelines and Application Link

Belfast Christmas Market 2022 Jolly Big Business Boost Guidelines and Application Link

The Jolly Big Business Boost is a competition supported and organised by Market Place, Europe Ltd.  It offers young businesses the unique opportunity to expose their products to over 1 million visitors at the award-winning Market, FREE of charge.

To date every winning business has gone on to continue trading and their business has received that all-important cash injection that is vital to success in the early stages of growth.

The competition is open to businesses or sole traders operating for at least 6 months but for no more 24 months selling quality products (in the categories listed below) and deemed by our judging panel: Allan Hartwell Managing Director of Market Place, The Gourmet Boys, BCC Markets Manager Clodagh Cassin, and consultant to the Creative Industries Esther Haller Clarke, to be of interest to visitors at the Belfast Christmas Market.

Winners will receive

A FREE chalet at the Belfast Christmas Market from 19 Nov–22 Dec 2022

Inclusion in Christmas Market related PR activity

Business mentoring in advance of the market opening

Rules for entrants

  • Applications must be submitted (by email) no later than 12noon, Friday 02 Sept 2022
  • Entries must include
    • A completed application form
    • A 2-minute video telling us about you, your business and your products and why they would be a good addition to the Belfast Christmas Market offer. Videos can be recorded on phones but must be supplied as an MP4 file no bigger than 10MB
  • All applicants must be aged 18 years or over
  • The business / sole trader must not be currently registered to trade as part of the Belfast Christmas Market
  • The business/ sole trader must have been trading or registered for no less than six months but for more than 24 months
  • Eligible Product Categories: Art / Craft, Fashion, Vegan and Vegetarian Food (excludes fast food, confectionery or drinks), Handmade Toys or Festive themed products
  • Product samples cannot be included as part of the application
  • The business must be able to trade for the full opening hours of the Belfast Christmas Market: Saturday 19 November – Saturday 22 December 2022
  • The winner is responsible for branding and dressing their chalet in conjunction with the Christmas Market guidelines
  • Canvassing will result in disqualification

Key dates

  • Applications must be submitted by email to by 12noon on 02 September 2022
  • The winning business will be notified w/c 05 September 2022
  • The winning business must be able to begin trading from 12 noon on 19 November 2022 – 22 December 2022 during the following hours
  • *: Mon – Wed: 10am – 8pm / Thurs – Sat: 10pm – 10pm / Sunday: 1pm – 6pm

* Please note trading dates and times may be subject to change



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