Traders merge at Dean Clough

Entrepreneurs Undercover with organiser Nicola Kenyon front centre.
Entrepreneurs Undercover with organiser Nicola Kenyon front centre.
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More than 30 traders will come together next month to sell their wares for one day at the Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough.

Entrepreneurs Undercover will provide access to nearly 4,000 people working at the business park and the general public.

The event from 10 am to 4 pm is the brainchild of Siddal woman Nicola Kenyon who runs clothes party business Dolly Girls Boutique.

She held a similar inaugural event in August and now intends to build on that success and around two dozen stalls re-booked immediately.

The events also raise funds for charity as the mum-of-three has a seven-year-old son with a heart defect and funds were previously raised for heart hospitals in Leeds and London.

Next month’s chosen charity is the West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice.

Nicola said many of the stallholders work from home and jumped at the opportunity to display their goods to a potentially large customer base.

They pay just £25 for a pitch and are asked to donate a raffle prize and sell raffle tickets to raise charitable funds.

“They will mainly be local companies selling lots of stuff including clothing, jewellery, crafts and jams,” said Nicola.

“It’s quite a bit event to organise but worthwhile.”

Her next venture in the New Year is likely to centre around Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day and benefit Overgate Hospice, Elland.

nic1615@sky.com