Borough Market Open for business 14th June, 2017 At 10 o’clock this morning, the market bell rang to mark the start of trading for the first time since 3rd June. It was a poignant moment, preceded by the joining of arms and an emotional silence. It was also an important moment: never before has the…

NABMA – the voice of markets Somewhat later than I envisaged, I can now tell you that NABMA has a new Chief Executive. Hilary Paxman, who is currently a senior civil servant in the Department of Communities and Local Government, will join NABMA on the 1st June. Hilary has supported markets through her role at…

Bill Imber – The Voorhees Nightmares It was winter and Sean Voorhees was daydreaming about being on holiday. He couldn’t help but think about being somewhere hot and warm as he shivered in his living room debating whether or not to put the heating on. A year ago, he wouldn’t have had to think about…

When bad marketing choices can be a bit of a burger A few weeks ago, my home town of Glossop went crazy with the news that they were filming an advert on one of the local housing estates where I grew up. At the local recreation ground, just a couple of hundred yards from where…

NMTF launch National Youth Market Applications are open for the fifth National Youth Market, organised by one of the two main market bodies the NMTF. The National Youth Market is in partnership with Manchester Markets, and is heralded as a celebration of young entrepreneurship on our national markets, festivals and fairs. The event takes place…

NABMA appoints new Chief Executive Hilary Paxman has been appointed to succeed Graham Wilson as NABMA’s Chief Executive Hilary has a long career in the Civil Service, working first at the heart of Government in the Cabinet Office where she worked closely with Ministers on key policy challenges of the day, including social exclusion, better…

Market video competition with £500 prize Young people who can capture the essence of doing business on Portobello and Golborne Road Market on video could be in with a chance of winning one of two prizes worth £500 each. The two competitions are organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and the…

Weekend market bonanza in Bolton Bolton Markets will be sharing the love this Saturday (May 20), with a feast of cookery demos, prizes and fun for all the family. The Love Your Local Market (LYLM) campaign is in full swing in Bolton. And on Sunday there will be an Artisan Market at Heaton Fold, with…

Penkridge Market to Host Youth Market Penkridge Market has announced today that it will be participating in the high profile Love your Local Market campaign and hosting a special Youth Market on Wednesday 31st May.  The initiative, which starts on the 17th May, is led by the National Association of British Market Authorities, with full…

Right insurance for the right market I am an online retailer and want to try retailing for a while at markets. Do I need insurance as a market trader too? Technically you don’t unless you have employees although it would be a poor business practice not to. Also, most markets will not let you trade…

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