A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY ...
Membership currently stands at around 50 and over the years over 100 independent, local businesses have been given the opportunity to showcase their goods in a prime retail location. Made in Shropshire is often invited to take part in other events around the county too. Please check our EVENTS page for a full list.
The original concept for a Made in Shropshire brand came from Sarah Franklin of Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) who had a vision of a shop dedicated to selling arts and crafts designed, and created locally.
In July 2005, following a meeting with Sarah, Victoria Jones, and the Shropshire Rural Hub, the first market was held in The Square, Shrewsbury.
On 18 August 2005, 30 local producers attended an open meeting, and it was decided unanimously to give the monthly markets a try and thus on 23 September 2005, the first Made in Shropshire market was held.
Less than two years later, in May 2007, the group formed it’s own management committee and became a formal membership organisation.