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The city celebrates 10 years of the Belfast Christmas Market

With over 800,000 visitors expected to have come to the Belfast Christmas Market by close of business this Sunday, it looks like this year’s targets will have been exceeded, providing clear evidence just how popular the Christmas Market continues to be. The Lord Mayor of Belfast played host to market operators Market Place and an…

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Thousands support local businesses

Almost 16,000 people shopped at Widnes Market as part of the National Small Business Saturday campaign to support local independent shops and traders. – this is more than the capacity of the Select Security Stadium Napoleon Bonaparte famously called England “a nation of shopkeepers” and all over the UK, people took up the challenge and…

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Off-Price Show The cheapest deals on fashion stock!

On 1st – 2nd March, Olympia will host the Spring edition of the Off-Price Show. The event is known for showcasing the best deals in the fashion wholesale market. Visitors to the event are trade buyers of all size who come to order ladies’, men’s and children’s fashion, accessories and footwear. Subjects relevant to all…

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Business lessons from traders at Manchester Christmas Markets

In a video released this month, traders at Manchester Christmas Markets have shared some key business lessons for trading in a competitive marketplace. Generating £2m in income for the local economy last year, the much-loved German Markets offer great potential to the small businesses that trade there. But with over 300 stalls packed into the…

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Winter Story

Ashley always looked forward to the holiday season. All of it. Some might people argue the build up to Christmas is the best bit; the anticipation and expectation is usually better than a day of being uncomfortable from overeating, having a slight cold or are having to put up with a mildly irritating relative who…

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A Kiss for the Chancellor

When Journalist and Broadcaster Alistair Cooke joined the New York Times he was puzzled by a large sign – KISS – hanging on the wall of the newsroom. His editor explained: ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid. Your readers have 10 minutes on the subway to read and understand your article. Then tomorrow it’s at the bottom…

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Adam Corbally – Goal Setting

I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and here’s to a happy and prosperous New Year! Market trading is always tough in January especially when the weather is like this, although rather than wish the month away I always try to use my time creatively and try and set a few goals for…

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nabma The Voice of Markets – December 2014

I cannot believe another year has passed. Perhaps it is a sign of increasing age but I swear this is one of the quickest twelve months I have experienced. The twelve months was put into a poignant context just before Christmas when I was asked, on behalf of the London Food Board, to present an…

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Birmingham Markets radical new approach

Collecting market rents can sometimes be a thankless task due to security issues, writing out receipts and general accounting problems. Birmingham City Council markets department, who have been using the KPR Midlink MACCS system since Friday 5th December 2014 to tighten up audit procedures, has decided to amalgamate trader’s rents across the daily toll markets,…

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