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Create Cheltenham started to help small businesses to grow. We found being part of local events hard so we started to write down what we thought local markets should be: Friendly, affordable and open to everyone. 

We opened our first market in 2019 at Cheltenham's Bottle of Sauce and quickly gathered a loyal following of small businesses. We started hosting more markets at local venues.

During the lockdown, we continued to support small by hosting virtual markets until we were able to open our new monthly market in the beautiful Cotswold village of Dumbleton 

 

We work with lots of local small businesses to bring you the best of crafters and makers in Gloucestershire. We carefully choose each venue and the stallholders we represent, ensuring that our stallholders are high quality and quirky. So whether you’re an aspiring crafter or you love shopping and supporting small, we look forward to meeting you and discovering all the possibilities of working together.

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GET TO KNOW US

The Create Cheltenham Team

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The Queen of Paper Crafting (and yes Claire officially has the title winning in 2018)
Claire is a paper loving mum of one. Living in Cheltenham with her husband and dog muffin. 
Claire is passionate about seeing small businesses thrive

CLAIRE

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Hi I'm Jovita, a mum of two wonderful girls currently aged 8 &  10. I run my small business Lilly Rose Fudge and also
work part time for a non for profit organisation as an administrator.  Previouslty I have worked in insurance for just over 10 Years, 8 of those being within an administrative back office support role.
After a period of servere anxiety and depression in 2020 and discussions with a friend Lilly Rose Fudge was launch and this allowed me to channel my anxieties and depression in a positive way whilst having a goal to work towards. 
The timing couldn't have been more perfect to join the team back in November 2021, with me being made redundant from my office job.  I was excited to be apart of this team whilst meeting lots of new people and supporting the small business community by working for Create Cheltenham.  In May 2022 I was delighted to have been given the opportunity to become one of the directors and look forward to seeing how this business and community can grow to support small businesses.

JOVITA

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Hello, I’m Emma from Nature’s Inspiration. Most of you will have seen/met me at Create Markets over the last year or so. I love being part of Create Cheltenham and am very excited to join the team. 

I absolutely love nature and crafting and back in 2020 I was furloughed as a swimming teacher and spent a great deal of time growing flowers in the garden with my son, Thomas. It encouraged me to get my flower press back out and wanted to showcase their beauty year round which is how Nature’s Inspiration was born. 

I only work with vegan non-toxic resin and grow, dry press as much as I can and super passionate about supporting small businesses.

EMMA

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