Become a Market Trader

Entrance to Pontefract Market

Wakefield District Markets are a dynamic retail space where independent businesses can thrive. 

Like local entrepreneurs Dean and Janet Hoyle, who built their Card Factory empire from the humble grounds of a local market in Wakefield. You, too, can kickstart your business with us.

Wakefield District Markets are not your average markets. We’ve transformed our sites into bright, attractive spaces for traders and shoppers. We have a team dedicated to supporting transformation, creating an environment primed to rival our high street competitors.

Traditional markets are still at the heart of our story but we're rewriting how we operate. Infusing tradition with modernity to create a shopping experience like no other.

So, whether you're starting out with a new idea, or a seasoned trader looking to try a new location, we have the opportunity for you. Our unwavering support and opportunities await you at Wakefield District Markets.

Join us in writing the next chapter of market history. Apply now and be part of our thriving community!

Our track record includes:

  • helping traders get started.
  • supporting business development
  • offering a variety of stalls and units throughout the district

Markets are a low cost, low risk way to start or develop your business. We offer a range of support to both new and existing businesses. Our Business Start-Up scheme is available for all businesses, offering support in your first few months of trading.

It's easy to apply, just complete our application form and we'll be in touch within 3 working days to discuss your plans in more detail.

Unit and Stall availability

We offer a variety of shops, indoor units and outdoor stalls in 6 locations:

  • Castleford
  • Normanton
  • Ossett
  • Pontefract
  • South Elmsall
  • Wakefield

Whether it’s a small or larger space, whatever your requirements, we have a variety of options available for you to consider. Contact our team for details on rents, sizes, and current offers.

Contact us now to find out more or complete the online form to register your interest in becoming a trader.

If you have any questions email or call the team 01977 727196.

Contact Us

Markets Payments and Allocations Team Castleford Market Office Carlton Street Castleford West Yorkshire WF10 1BE

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