Great turnout at the first CK Treasure Trove ‘Best of British’ market!

Despite the cold conditions typical of a British street market,  yesterday, April 22nd, saw hundreds turn out to support the brave men and women who chose to battle against the elements to bring you the first CK Treasure Trove ‘Best of British’ market!

And what a market it was! So many new faces and businesses you might not get to see elsewhere, all representing the best British small businesses, products and entrepreneurs in Beijing!

In total, we had 30 vendors join us, selling everything from jewellery to dog food, cupcakes to toy cars. It was wonderful to see so many small businesses make the effort to join us, and really get into the spirit of the event.

And the feedback from our vendors has been wonderful too! It seems the event was greatly appreciated, and people are already starting to talk about the next one!

Best of British Market was a great showcase of small entrepreneurial British companies and products! We and others around us sold out on some lines as it was so well attended! We can’t wait for the next one!
Dave J. W – Jomanda

We participated in the market for the first time, serving the ancestor of black tea.  We would like to take part in other markets with Cultural Keys to help foreigners learn about traditional Chinese tea culture!
Fiona. W – TuYe

The food was British, the people were British, even the weather was British! I don’t know how Cultural Keys organised the weather so perfectly, but they pulled it off! ‘Twas an awfully splendid event! Can’t wait for the next one.
Joe. H – The Bulk House

Yesterday was a really good experience, surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs and an international crowd of attendees… It was nice to see a community of people get together to support local businesses and entrepreneurs.
Nicole. B – Halo Hummus

The folks at Cultural Keys put on a great market yesterday, everything obviously had been planned well in advance – even the remarkably British weather! I look forward to participating in their next event and having another mutually successful day!
PJ. – Fish4Dogs (Chateau Canine)

And of course, it was the attendance of so many people, despite the weather, that made the event so successful! Over 2000 people joined us for Best of British, and enjoyed the feast of fish’n’chips, cupcakes, Indian cuisine, and of course, shopping!

Finally, we’d like again to extend a special thank you to those who made the event possible!

Our partner: Plan B bar and restaurant

Our sponsors:

And that was Best of British 2018! Thank you so much to everyone who made the effort to come and join us. It wouldn’t have been such a success without each and every one of you! CK Treasure Trove has a lot more great events coming up soon, so be sure to follow our accounts on WeChat and social media to stay up-to-date!

We are also available to help you organise or co-operate on your own market. If you’d like to talk more about the opportunities to work with Treasure Trove, please email us at or add Nic on WeChat at NicD1280.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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