Offer to assist entrepreneurs

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Free and discounted pitches are being offered at South Yorkshire markets to help budding small business owners.

Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham councils have teamed up with the National Market Traders Federation to encourage entrepreneurs to get started.

Through a scheme called First Pitch, South Yorkshire’s future small business owners can trade for up to 12 months at discounted rent.

Stalls are on offer in Barnsley’s Outdoor Market, Rotherham’s Centenary Outdoor Covered Market and Sheffield’s Outdoor Market on The Moor.

Interested applicants, who must be 16 or over with less than six months of market trading experience, need to apply by logging on to by April 19.