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Sustainable packaging from Biopac: A recipe for success

More and more, British consumers are proving they support businesses that are trying to increase sustainability efforts. There’s no doubt that now, more than ever, addressing environmental concerns is part of the recipe for success in the catering business. What does this mean for streetfood traders? The increased demand for environmentally friendly packaging is a…

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Northampton celebrates Chinese New Year this weekend

Northampton Market Square will come alive this Sunday 1 March when the town celebrates Chinese New Year. Traditional dragon and lion dances, singing, acrobats and martial arts demonstrations will light up the Market Square alongside a food market with a variety of Southeast Asian foods on offer including Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Malaysian. The free…

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Ashton Market is still Britain’s firm favourite

Ashton Market has proved it’s still the best of British after being voted Britain’s Favourite Market for the second year running. More than 100,000 public votes were cast in the keenly contested ballot, run by the national Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA), as shoppers clicked online to vote for their preferred markets. And once…

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What’s so special about Bury Market?

It’s fantastic traders!!! Bury Market has just been voted NABMA’s – Best Market Attraction in 2015, an award it previously won in 2012 and 2009, and it has a long list of other plaudits to its name. Bury Council operates the Market on its current Angouleme Way site, where it has been located since 1971,…

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Success for GM UK’s Keswick Market

Keswick Market wins the Best Large Outdoor Market Award at the 2015 Great British Market Awards. It is said that good things to come to those who wait, this saying is never more true than in the case of Keswick Market and at the recent awards they finally got what they deserved. Keswick Market is…

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British Market of the Year Awards 2015 Belfast Christmas Market

If there is a magic mix to creating a successful Christmas Market then it seems Market Place are the guardians of the secret recipe. At the NABMA conference in January, Europe’s largest specialist market operators took the title of Best Large Specialist Market 2015 for Belfast Christmas Market. This type of success is not unfamiliar…

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British Market of the Year Awards 2015

The Awards ceremony for the British Market of the Year Awards 2015 competition took place at the Council House, Birmingham during Nabma’s one-day conference – ‘Mission For Markets’. Awards were presented by Jeremy Bradin, of sponsors KPR Midlink; Cllr Mick Barker, the Nabma President and former Coronation Street star Sean Wilson. Sean Wilson, better known…

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Use branding to be outstanding!

As I was driving to work the other day I heard on the radio that Apple had announced record profits of £4.5billion in the last quarter of the year, 12% up on the same period last year. It worked out that Apple sold 34,000 IPhone’s an hour, which helped them seal their authority as the…

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nabma news – March 2015

We are still basking in the success of our recent One Day Conference. The feedback from delegates was very positive and clearly Birmingham is a very popular venue. Next year’s event is already booked for the 28th January 2016. While Penny Mordaunt, Minister for High Street and Markets, was unable to be with us in…

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The Award Winning Keswick Market

Keswick is an English Market town and civil parish formerly part of Cumberland and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. The town, in the Lake District National Park, is just north of Derwentwater and 4 miles from Bassenthwaite. Keswick is an English Market town and civil parish formerly part of Cumberland and since 1974…

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