Create Cheltenham started to help small businesses like Sarah and Claire 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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Create Cheltenham's Queen of GiFs!
Sarah is the creator of Thea's Room
A mother and daughter duo who lovingly hand make and block print lampshades and homewares using reclaimed and ethically produced cotton. 
Sarah is a proud winner of Theo Paphitis #SBS and has been seen in World of Interiors Magazine.



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



Hey! I'm Jess, and I'm a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Cheltenham. I also run my own greeting card business, Jess A Little Creative. I love having these different creative avenues in my life! ✍🎨 When I'm not drawing and designing, you will find me walking in nature or along the coast, spending time with friends, or curled up in front of a film



Hi I'm Jovita, wife and mum of two wonderful girls currently aged 6 & 8 and I also run my small business Lilly Rose Fudge.
I have worked in insurance for the last 10.5 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, with me being made redundant from my office job.  I am excited to be apart of this team and look forward to meeting lots of new people and supporting the small business community by working for Create Cheltenham.