Bassettlaw is the northernmost district of Nottinghamshire which encompasses the towns of Worksop and Retford. Bassetlaw District Council operates the markets in both of these locations and has recently invested £50k on new stalls, canopies, and lighting systems to improve both the aesthetics from a customer’s perspective and the environment for the traders. The Royal…

Enfield Market is owned by the Old Enfield Charitable Trust and has had a Charter since 1303. In 2014, the market was running at a loss and so 2015 saw an investment in excess of £100k with the unveiling on the new-look market on 1 October. Situated in the Market Place in the heart of…

Belfast Christmas Market has firmly established itself as a destination on the social calendar of the people of Belfast, Northern lreland and beyond. Piloted in 2004 by The Market Place, it was voted NABMA ‘Best Large Speciality Market 2015’. I was invited along, with NABMA President Councillor Mick Barker, by Allan Hartwell and his team,…

A market-house was erected by the Earl of Wilton in 1851 with the typical market day being Friday. The present day market hall was built in 1937 and was relocated to its present site on Blackburn Street and was devastated by a fire in 1980. Due to its location to the award winning neighbouring markets,…

Biggleswade is a Market town situated in Bedfordshire between Cambridge and Bedford and is on the main London Commuter belt. It has held a royal market charter since 1227 when King Henry III granted it full market town status. The Town Council is extremely proud of the market’s heritage and its ongoing success and in…

Warrington is a historic market town and the earliest charter dates back to 1255. Two subsequent charters were granted by King Edward I. The first in 1277 and a second in 1285. In 1856 a permanent brick building was erected for the sale of meat and extended in 1873 to include a fish market and…

New challenges in the Scottish Borders Hawick (pronounced Hoik) is a beautiful mill town situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders. It was and still is an important wool manufacturing area and is marketed as being the centre of the Textile Trail. Tweed and cashmere are still produced in the town today, providing vital…

Major renovation project to the Market Village Forge Shopping Centre, which is based in East Glasgow, opened in 1988. Groupe Geraud took on the lease of the indoor market in March 1989 and recently renewed it for a further fifteen years in October 2013. The site was re-branded to the Market Village when they renewed…

Stratford upon Avon Food Festival Stratford upon Avon has held a food market in various guises for a number of years with varying degrees of success. This year, Groupe Geraud took over the reins, working in conjunction with Stratforward, Stratford upon Avon’s BID, to re-launch the town’s food festival. Working closely with their regular traders…