Seventa Events has announced the traders confirmed so far for Bournemouth’s brand-new Christmas offering, with 81% of market stall traders set to be local companies.
Earlier this year it was announced that Bournemouth Borough Council had granted a 5-year contract to local company Seventa Events to provide the town’s new Christmas offering. At the heart of Seventa’s winning tender was a commitment to a Christmas offering which is more focused on the benefits for the whole town. With progress well underway, Seventa Events has now announced the local traders which will be helping to bring the Bournemouth-centric Christmas market to life.
From the list of traders announced, 81% are locally based whilst 70% will be part of ‘Christmas in Bournemouth’ for the first time. This includes a wide-range of brand-new food stalls such as luxury hot chocolate from Norris and Binglewort, unique Yorkshire pudding burritos, artisan fudge hand-made by Ministry of Fudge, plus traditional fish and chips courtesy of Savage & Bean.
The anticipated new two-storey ‘Alpine Bar’ is being developed by Ferndown business, Mar-Key Group, the UK’s leading Temporary Structure specialists. It will include seating for 120 people inside with a further 40 outside whilst the first floor will provide modest festive food with booths available to book.
Other local companies contracted for the market include Poole power equipment supplier CES (Poole) and Christchurch production support provider CPS Group, who will supply the audio and visual offering for the bar, bandstand and grotto. County Epos have also been contracted for the CCTV and till systems while Electranet will install all electrics.
Simon Brooks, Founder and Director of Seventa Events, said:
”Seventa Events is delighted to be working with some of our region’s very best traders and contractors to bring the new ‘Christmas in Bournemouth’ offering to life. With their support, we aim to deliver a Christmas experience in Bournemouth, which is truly for Bournemouth.”
To complement their array of local traders, Seventa Events are now looking for top regional artists and musicians to provide festive entertainment on the market’s purpose-built bandstand. Any local dance acts, singers and performers interested in taking part are encouraged to contact Rosie at Seventa on 01202 237433.
Jon Weaver, Head of Resort Marketing and Events, Bournemouth Borough Council said:
“Bournemouth Borough Council is pleased to have the award-winning Seventa Events on board to deliver the new ‘Christmas in Bournemouth’. Christmas is vital to the town’s economy and there is still plenty of potential to be unlocked. We hope the new ‘Christmas in Bournemouth’ will attract more visitors to the town both locally and nationally, providing a boost for local traders and businesses around the festive period.”
For more information about the new Bournemouth Christmas Market connect with their Facebook page – @bournemouthchristmasmarket – where a full list of traders will be revealed later in September. The list will also be available on the brand-new website being launched at the end of September – www.christmasinbournemouth.com