Fabulous Fresh Food at Basingstoke Market I always enjoy revisiting markets, seeing the familiar faces along with the new, and observing how the market has grown. It’s been a couple of years since I last visited Hughmark’s Basingstoke Market and there was a real buzz around the place. When I first visited, Hughmark hadn’t long…

Swadlincote Market – Special Recognition for Swadlincote Market Swadlingcote Market was among fourteen worthy winners of a LYLM Special Recognition Award. (See feature on page 59) Kirsty Flatt met up with Market Manager, Simon Wardle and the TIC’s Visitor Manager, Gail Archer, to find out more. The Derbyshire town of Swadlincote, or Swad as it…

WELA Märkte GmbH – Join WELA Markets in Southampton and Cardiff, this Christmas WELA Märkte GmbH have been organising Christmas Markets in the UK for 13 years, but the family business has been operating for three generations, setting up Christmas Markets throughout Germany and in the UK. Andree Langenscheidt and Harry Wegener are the operators…

A Touch of Frost Gravesend Borough Market is on the hunt for traders to come and join in its four-week extravaganza of Christmas Frost Fairs Gravesend’s popular Christmas events programme is returning for another year. For the first time it’s bringing frost fairs to the market over four weekends.

Geraud Markets – Grey skies but a sunny atmosphere at Grays Market As reported in last month’s MTN, Geraud Markets have taken over as the operators for Grays Market near Thurrock in Essex. Kirsty went to the official opening. Grays is a large town in the Borough of Thurrock on the River Thames. It was…

New Management at Dudley Market London market specialists, Tudor Markets, have taken over the management of Dudley Market, which had previously been managed by Dudley Market Traders Ltd. The market, which was part of a multi-million-pound revamp two years ago, is owned by Dudley Council, who appointed Tudor Markets after a ‘robust tender process’ Tudor…

Bulwell Market – Makeover to Bulwell Market Square Bulwell is a Nottinghamshire market town, situated just under five miles north of Nottingham and four miles east of Arnold. A former centre for coalmining  and textiles, the town isn’t far from the Peak District (approximately 30 minutes from Matlock) but doesn’t attract any of the tourist…

Autumn Fair 2017 The season’s largest home and gifting trade event, is gearing up for this year’s show at the NEC from 3-6 September covering, 12 key buying sectors with a plethora of new and well-established designers and brands from across the globe. Boosted by a dynamic and engaging programme of insightful talks on the…

Freeman Street Market – Grimsby Family Fun at the First Freeman Street Festival I have been visiting Freeman Street Market during Love your Local Market fortnight for a couple of years now and I’m always intrigued to see what Markets General Manager, Sean McGarel is going to pull out of the bag. Prior to my…

Considering alternative management models.. What does good look like? By Andrew McCall, ROI Team and Graham Wilson of NABMA Recent work by ROI Team indicates that across the UK, more than half of retail markets continue to be managed by Local Authorities, with further work by NABMA indicating that the trend away from LA management…

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