Become a trader

Have you ever thought about becoming a market trader?

  • Low cost
  • Low risk
  • Great community
  • Expert advice and support

Or have you ever thought about starting your own business? Are you currently running an online business and looking for a physical presence in the centre of one of the busiest, most popular tourist destinations in the UK? Are you currently selling from a shop but can’t afford the high rents and business rates?

Promotional offers to new businesses

We will be enhancing the current offer within the market to attract additional services, fresh food and niche products. We are interested in speaking with new traders offering:

  • Tailoring/seamstress service
  • Bakery – to include artisan breads
  • Haberdashery
  • High quality delicatessen
  • Patisserie
  • Pet shop
  • Handbags
  • Street food
  • Homeware/soft furnishing

The dedicated Cheshire West and Chester Business Growth Team can provide you with help and support get your business off the ground.

It can signpost you to available advice, networking, events, training, premises and any wider support to help your business grow.

Contact the team by email:

Why should you start in a market?

Markets have always been part of British heritage and they are quickly becoming one of the most popular, trendy places to shop for bargains, one-off gems and high-quality products that you won’t find on a regular high street.

Becoming a market trader at Chester Market is a low cost, low risk way of starting up as we offer short term leases with very competitive rent levels. You will be surrounded by experienced, knowledgeable business owners who you can share ideas and insights with to help improve each other’s businesses, as well as expert advice from market management and site staff.

Also as an added bonus, because all the Chester Market units fall under the council requirements you might be able to apply for 100% off business rates.

Register your interest here and a member of staff will be in contact soon.

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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday, 8am until 5pm.

  • Butchers, fishmonger, and fresh produce stall open from 8am.
  • Other traders are open from 9.15am.