The famous Off-Price returns with StockXchange, the ultimate trading event bringing together specialist fashion stock suppliers and buyers. This year the show will be presented at an exciting new venue, the ILEC exhibition centre in London, on the 17th & 18th September 2017. The show is a must attend event to all offline and online retailers…

Hertfordshire Mistletoe Fair This takes place on the weekend of 4-5 November at Hertfordshire County Show, St Albans and is back after a successful first year. The marquees are heated and floored and will be positioned on the main drive of the Showground. In addition to the shopping areas, there are two food marquees, vintage…

Cottage Industries Country Shows and Christmas Fairs – shop for something different When you think of Country Fairs and Agricultural shows, long gone are the days of only being able to buy designer wellies, a waxed jacket and shooting sticks. Shopping is big business and Cottage Industries is considered to be one of the best…

2018 Great British Market Awards launched The Council Chambers in Bridgnorth’s historic Tudor style, 17th Century Town Hall, was the beautiful setting for the launch of the KPR Midlink 2018 Great British Market Awards. Bridgnorth had been chosen to host NABMA’s Local Council Forum as it was the recipient this year of Best Large Market…

Borough Market – Standing strong in London I don’t want to dwell too much on the horrific terrorist attack that took place at Borough Market last month, but wish to acknowledge the way that the team and traders went about their business, reassuring the public, that Borough Market would be ‘Business as usual’. Donald Hyslop,…

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…