Pitch Perfect Competition 2017 DEADLINE EXTENDED

Pitch Perfect Competition 2017 DEADLINE EXTENDED


Market Place, the operator of the Belfast Christmas Market, has launched their annual Pitch Perfect competition, offering winners a chalet at the Market and business support worth thousands of pounds.

Now in its thirteenth year, the seasonal Market, which opens in the grounds of Belfast City Hall on Saturday 18 November attracts over a million visitors each year.  Once again via the Pitch Perfect competition, Market Place is offering sponsorship for up to two local businesses providing them with an invaluable opportunity to reach a huge new market and showcase their product.

The annual Pitch Perfect competition is open to businesses that have been trading for over six months but less than two years. For previous winners it has proved to be a great way to fast track their business development and growth.

Market Place Managing Director, Allan Hartwell said:

“We are very passionate about our Pitch Perfect competition as a mechanism for us to support new local businesses.  It reflects how strongly we take our responsibility to Belfast and Northern Ireland that we again decided to sponsor new businesses this year. Of course this also demonstrates the range of high quality businesses in this region that can benefit from this kind of support. 

“For the winners this will be a steep learning-curve so it’s important those applying feel prepared. That’s why we’ll be behind them all the way with practical advice and support. We have no doubt that trading at the Belfast Christmas Market will provide a very solid foundation for their businesses in the future.”

This year the Market will have an enhanced family focus and will keep in place the 20 additional chalets along the outer perimeter of the City Hall grounds that were introduced last year. 

The competition, which has a simple two-page application process, went live on Friday 04 August. The deadline for applications has been extended until 01 September. 

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The Belfast Christmas Market begins on Saturday 18 November at 12 noon and finishes on Saturday 23 December at 6pm. Opening times are Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm (with late night opening on Thursday until 10pm) Saturday 10am to 10pm and Sunday 1pm to 6pm.

To keep up to date with what’s happening at the Belfast Christmas Market and for information on any of the initiatives, follow the official Facebook page at Belfast Continental Christmas Market.  Don’t miss the chance to make this Christmas an extra special one.

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