AN EVENT company founded by two friends is organising a Christmas market with more than 50 small businesses.

The team at Events by Shop Small will bring back the event Shop Small at J36 Exhibition Hall for a Christmas market on Sunday November 19 from 10am until 4pm.

The event, organised by the friends Jessika Foulds and Mia Crossman, will showcase 55 small businesses across Cumbria and Lancashire.

Organiser of the event Jessika Foulkes said: "Find over 55 unique and wonderful small business stalls all in one place, for 1 day only. 

"Enjoy a mulled wine, browse our food hall and 2 floors of incredible small businesses from across the North West and Scotland, to discover Christmas gifts, local artisans, makers, creators and an abundance of small business love."