Become a Trader

If you’re interested in trading at Market Place, simply complete this form, but remember to check the conditions of trading section to ensure full compliance.

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Technical information for the Market Place Kitchen

  • Only electric cooking equipment is allowed.
  • LPG canister and wooden fire oven are NOT allowed in the Market Place Kitchen.
  • Only fire-retardant material is allowed.
  • Minimum level of fuel in the van tank is allowed before entering into Bolton Market Place and access is only permitted before 8:30 am and after 6:00 pm.
  • All vehicles must have either slipper on the tyres or mats under them when in location.
  • Maximum dimensions for a street food van: Width 2.2m – Height 2.8m.
  • Space allocated for a catering unit (not a street food van): 3m long by 2m deep.
  • Pictures of the van and previous operations are required before accepted.
  • Proof of the relevant insurance certificates (including public and employer's liability insurance to cover a minimum of £10 million).
  • Electricity testing certificate must be up to date to enter into Bolton Market Place.
  • Every vehicle must be equipped with an extinguisher, fire blanket and first aid kit.
  • Water, drainage and electricity supply (single phase 13 A and 32 A sockets) are provided by Market Place Kitchen.
  • Vans must be equipped with grease trap and drip trays placed under vehicle in case of oil spillage.
  • To protect the floor, traders must put the right protect under their cooking area if not in a van.
  • Traders must adopt the waste and refuse disposal policy of Bolton Market Place, which requires waste segregation. If not, traders will have the responsibility to remove their waste from Bolton Market Place.
  • Specific electric requirement must be discussed and agreed in advance by Bolton Market Place.
  • Bolton Market Place management will have the immediate authority to remove without notice, the caterers producing too much smoke and/or smell.
  • Catering traders must have proof of the relevant registrations and certificates, including the licence from Bolton Council (food trading standards, health and hygiene).
  • Traders will only be allowed to trade after signature of their licence to occupy the dedicated space and payment received.

Technical information for the Market Place Patio

  • Electric cooking equipment, certified LPG canister and wooden fire oven are allowed on the Market Place Patio.
  • Market stalls must be erected before the opening of the market and dismount after its closure.
  • For already established traders, pictures of previous operations are required before acceptation or for start-ups, detailed information about products and display.
  • Proof of the relevant insurance certificates (including public and employer's liability insurance to cover a minimum of £5 million).
  • Electricity testing certificate, when requested, must be up to date to enter into Bolton Market Place.
  • Every van must be equipped with an extinguisher, fire blanket and first aid kit.
  • Water, drainage (vans must be equipped with grease trap) and electricity supply (single phase 13 A and 32 A sockets) are provided on Market Place Patio.
  • Specific electric requirement must be discussed and agreed in advance by Bolton Market Place management.
  • Vans must be equipped with grease trap and drip trays placed under vehicle in case of oil spillage.
  • Traders must put the right protect under their cooking area if not in a van.
  • Traders must adopt the waste and refuse disposal policy of Bolton Market Place, which requires waste segregation. If not, traders will have the responsibility to remove their waste from Bolton Market Place.
  • Specific electric requirement must be discussed and agreed in advance by Bolton Market Place.
  • Bolton Market Place management will have the immediate authority to remove without notice, the caterers producing too much smoke and/or smell.
  • Catering traders must have proof of the relevant registrations and certificates, including the licence from Bolton Council.
  • Traders will only be allowed to trade after signature of their licence to occupy the dedicated space and payment received.

Technical information for the Market Place Food Hall

  • Each trader will be able to bring to his unit his own tastes and requirements, with the obligation to adopt the rules and regulations, required by law and by Bolton Market Place.
  • Flexible long-term licence will be agreeable to allow the trader to invest in his unit.
  • Water, drainage and individual metered are provided in each unit.
  • Traders must adopt the waste and refuse disposal policy of Bolton Market Place, which requires waste segregation. If not, traders will have the responsibility to remove their waste from Bolton Market Place.
  • Only electric cooking equipment is allowed.
  • LPG canister and wooden fire oven are NOT allowed in the Market Place Food Hall.
  • Specific air extraction requirement must be discussed and agreed in advance by Bolton Market Place.
  • Only fire-retardant material is allowed.
  • Pictures of previous operations or visuals of the proposal and a business plan and references are required before acceptation (template of business plan will be provided by Bolton Market Place).
  • Proof of the relevant insurance certificates (including public and employer’s liability insurance to cover a minimum of £10 million) and electricity testing certificate must be provided before trading.
  • Catering traders must have proof of the relevant registrations and certificates, including the licence from Bolton Council.
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