Founded in 1899, the NMTF is a trade body for market and street traders, events retailers and mobile caterers in the UK.
We represent 22,000 micro and small businesses across the country that trade on markets, festivals, fairs, shows and from street trading pitches.

Membership includes public, product and employer's liability protection, which is valid on any number of markets or events, on any number of stalls, anywhere in the EU.

In addition, members can access legal and financial helplines, guidance from national officers on any small business matters, and discounts from leading suppliers.

The NMTF encourages members to work together to form NMTF Groups in order to provide each other with mutual support and represent their interests at the local level.

At the national level, we lobby at Westminster through the All-Party Parliamentary Markets Group and work with government through the Retail Markets Forum.

For a sole trader NMTF membership costs £122 for an annual subscription (as of 1 July 2016). Options to pay by direct debit are available.

"Working for market traders, safeguarding the industry"