Employers Liability Q I’ve just decided to get some help on my stall, I will be taking the person on as self-employed, does this mean I don’t need to buy Employers Liability? A In a nutshell, Employers Liability (EL) is a statutory requirement for Limited Companies with more than one employee or companies and sole…

It will soon be time to hand over the reins and NABMA will have a new Chief Executive. It has been a great honour to have been NABMA’s Chief Executive for thirteen years and in that time, I believe we have seen some significant changes that provide the markets industry with optimism going forward. I…

You can make money, but you can’t make time When I first started in business I constantly heard the same phrases: “If you want something doing properly then do it yourself” and “Don’t trust anyone”, which I took as good sound advice and implemented into my day-to-day life, devoting all of my time to running…

Suspended jail sentence for misuse of bakery equipment Following a news item that we ran in MTN March 2017, issue 203, regarding a bakery in Bristol being fined for the unauthorised use of Bakers Basco equipment, the owner of Windmill Bakery in Coventry recently received a six-week suspended custodial sentence for similar offences. At a…

The Off-Price show returns with a new name The Off-Price discounted retail fashion show returns this year with a new name and a new venue. StockXchange, is set to bring together specialist fashion stock suppliers and buyers at the ILEC exhibition centre in West London. The two-day event runs from 17th-18th September and will offer…

Pocket guide for Stockton Market Stockton’s Business Improvement District (BID) has produced a pocket guide of Stockton Market to highlight, ‘The diversity and variety of goods available at one of the North East’s oldest markets.’ The 700-year-old market is often referred to locally as ‘the Queen of the North’ because of the number of stalls…

Cambridge’s second night market success Hot on the heels of their successful first night market, to coincide with LYLM fortnight, Cambridge Market hosted their second on 21 July, showing family favourite Toy Story and Mamma Mia. The weather held and the people arrived en-masse. Dan Ritchie, Markets and Street Trading Development Manager, told MTN: “It was…

New manager at St John’s Liverpool’s St Johns Market has appointed David Wightman as its new manager, replacing interim market manager Colin McCrory, who has overseen the operation since it re-opened in November, following a £2.5m revamp. David has spent the past 23 years running shopping centres, before taking up his new role at one…

NABMA – MARKET AWARDS 2017 Our Awards – NABMA wants to promote what is best in the markets industry and we want you to help us identify the following: MARKET MANAGER OF THE YEAR MARKET TEAM OF THE YEAR MARKET INNOVATION OF THE YEAR YOUNG MARKET CHAMPION Please download the flyer from this link Market-Awards-2017-Flyer.pdf…

This summer the seaside is returning to Northampton Market Square, ready for the school holidays. The town centre based, family friendly attraction opens from Thursday 3 August and will offer all the highlights of the seaside without people having to travel far. A giant sand pit, buckets and spades, deck chairs and children’s fairground rides…

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