THREE new businesses have opened at Huddersfield’s Queensgate Market – with a fourth set to join them later this month.
The influx of new retailers has been welcomed by Kirklees Council, which said it was working hard to encourage more local people to develop start-ups in the town.
And the newcomers have reported a strong start to trading.
Stephen Taylor, who launched Toy Trader at the end of April to buy and sell used toys, said he has already built up a loyal customer base.
“Lots of parents have been coming to see the shop after being told about it at nurseries and school playgrounds,” he said.
“In these tough financial times, selling unwanted toys is a great way for people to earn some money without the hassle of doing a car boot sale or selling on eBay – and buying nearly new is also a boost to the budget.”
Accessories People, an expansion of existing business Cosmetics People, also opened at the end of last month to sell sunglasses and fashion accessories, including celebrity face masks, branded perfumes, tanning products and make-up.
Owner David Price-Baghurst said: “The market is a great place, but like any business you have to work hard to make it a success.
“We are building on the success of our existing shops Balloon People and Cosmetics People to offer even more choice to our customers.”
Skullduggery by Witchcraft & Wiseman is owned by mother and daughter team Sue and Peggy Mullen.
The business sells jewellery, art and home accessories with rock, goth, punk and mosh the key themes of the stall.