News - What Does Success Look Like?

Friday 14th October 2016 - 3 years ago

This time last week preparations were in full swing for the Autumn Arts Market, featuring 20 Makers, at the beautiful venue of Thief Hall. 

Well what a weekend it was! To be honest I am still a little overwhelmed by the turn out for the event, the quality of the products on sale and the supportive & inspiring atmosphere of the makers & customers all together in that room. 

Jackie from Heart of the Dales making another sale
Jackie from Heart of the Dales making another sale

Something I always ask myself before an event is 'What does success look like?', This was a favourite phrase of my last boss before I became a Mum and set up on my own. I hope he is pleased his voice is still in my head! 

In terms of my markets there are a number of outcomes I'm looking for. Some are hard to quantify. So whenever I can I like to collect data to measure my success, to prove it in numbers and facts.

Here are a few statistics of success for the Autumn Arts Market:

  • 20 talented sellers attended  
  • 306 customers came through the doors 
  • 2338 pounds and 50 pence were spent with those 20 sellers 
  • YES £2,338.50 in the pockets of local business women - that is what success looks like for me today! 

Thank you to all of the people who made the market a success. 

You can be part of the success story too. Applications for the next Made by Mummy Market are now OPEN! Taking place at Thief Hall on Sunday 14th May 2017. Application forms can be downloaded from the Events page