A YOUNG trader who has been chosen to represent Barnsley at the National Youth Market is preparing to appear at a regional event in August.

Emily Roberts, 22, was selected by a team of judges at the Barnsley Youth Market last month, an event that gave young traders the opportunity to showcase their wears.

Emily came top for her merchandising, customer engagement and other categories for her business Emi B Designs, a gift boutique which sells handcrafted fashion items and kits to help people take on sewing themselves.

She will appear at the Yorkshire Youth Markets at Kirkgate Market on August 1.