Judging for the Hitachi Young Entrepreneur Award saw a high standard of entry from the young stallholders at Trowbridge market when it took place at Leykers Coffee Central in Trowbridge on January 21.

The six finalists were judged by Tracy Parker, owner of Leykers; Emma Roberts, of Whitehorse Employment; Len Turner, Business Support; and Cllr Steve Oldrieve, deputy chair of Trowbridge Area Board.

The finalists are Leona Curtis of Leona Curtis Design, Zita Hooper of Music Index, Maxine Aldridge of Buttons and Bows, Jamie Pugsley and Warren Roberts, of Super Crafts, Rosina McBride of Curiosity Cabinet, and Kieran McEleny of Diamond-Days.

Each of the finalists had stalls at the first Teenage Market in Trowbridge last October organised by the Trowbridge Town Team and were selected for their customer service, product knowledge and presentation skills.

Head judge Len Turner said: “The judges spent a most enjoyable evening interviewing the six finalists.”

The Hitachi Award is being sponsored by the company and the winner will receive a cheque for £500. The winner will be announced at an award evening at the firm’s new Trowbridge HQ on February 25.

David Baker, chair of Trowbridge Town Team, said: “The market was a fantastic success and through the generosity of all our sponsors we will be able to continue this year with further markets for our young businesses of the future.”