ENTERPRISING students from Trafford College enjoyed brisk business at the monthly Vintage, Crafts & Food producers market in Altrincham.

Supported by Altrincham Forward and Trafford Council as part of Love Your Local Market Fortnight, visitors were spoilt for choice with a wide range of goods on offer including DIY smoothies, takeaway afternoon teas, special occasion gifts and sweet treats.

Held during one of the town’s busiest market days students competed for a range of prizes as part of the initiative. Rounding up the event, a panel of judges including Dr. Jackie Campbell (Altrincham Chamber of Commerce Director) and Sue Aldridge (President of the Chamber of Commerce) were tasked with the difficult decision of choosing an overall winner.

Making a comfortable profit and impressing all the judges with their original ideas, the overall winners of the challenge were students Emma Parker and Clare Bowland, founders of Adorrabella, their pampering and beauty treatments enterprise.

Emma said: “It has been so worthwhile taking part in this event as we have been able to get our business out there to the general public as well as getting the opportunity to hear some honest feedback.”

Clare added: “I would highly recommend this kind of initiative to anybody. This is just the start of our business plan and we are hoping to take this further in the future. Today has really boosted our confidence and hopefully we have got some new customers on our client base.”

Other winners on the day included: • Best Dressed Stall: Be Our Guest •Best Business Plan: Busy Bees •Sales & Customer Service Award (prize funded by the Chamber): One World Cafe