A starter guide for opening a pop-up stall

Here in the UK, we’re a nation of market lovers. We’ve been frequenting public markets since Roman Times, and all in the name of finding a good bargain. Street trade has undergone a resurgence in recent times, with daily and weekly markets now taking place in most towns and cities across dear old Blighty, and that’s great news for would-be market traders looking to reap the rewards of increased footfall.

For those dreaming of setting up their own food retail business, one avenue to bring you a step closer to self-employment success is launching your very own pop-up food stall. Food is one of the most popular items bought at street markets, and there are a growing number of events dedicated to serving up a delicious range of freshly prepared fodder — making now the perfect time to take the plunge and set up your own street food stand.

Sadly, opening your own pop-up food stall isn’t as simple as baking up a batch of something delicious before selling it to the public. To be successful and avoid run-ins with the law, you need to follow a set of rules and guidelines designed to protect the public from breaches in food safety and hygiene legislation which arise at street markets.

To guide budding market traders on the murky road of street food safety legislation, we’ve created the Starter Guide to Opening a Pop-Up Stall e-book. Packed with useful advice on the legal aspects of setting up your own market stall, the guide also includes general hints and tips on how to be successful, including location, market research and how you can promote your fledgling business cheaply.

Thanks to our expertise in food safety and hygiene compliance, not to mention general health and safety practices, we’ve been able to provide comprehensive advice and guidance on all aspects related to market stall safety legislation — from registering your business with the Environmental Health Office to advice on what to do after recruiting your first employee. This advice is easy to follow and should be simple to put into practice, so you can be sure you’re operating within the law when erecting your pop-up for the first time.

If you feel our guide could be beneficial to your food stall endeavours, the complete e-book can be downloaded in PDF format for free using the link below.

A Starter Guide for Opening a Pop-up Stall

For more information on what Shieldyourself can offer you and your business, or to speak to a member of our team about your latest project, visit our homepage or call us today on 020 3733 7706.

The information contained in this blog article has been created for marketing purposes and is not official guidance and should not be used as a substitute for official food safety, health and safety or fire safety advice. Shieldyourself take no responsibility if the information in the blog article is used to form part of a safety management system or used to form part of any legal or regulatory compliance for your business. For official guidance and to engage with Shieldyourself services please do call our team on 020 3740 3744 or email sales@shieldsafety.co.uk.


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Mark Flanagan

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