Refresh for Northampton Market Following a consultation with traders and NABMA, Northampton Market is getting an overhaul to brighten the market and make it a more attractive environment for traders and shoppers. The work began last month and is due to be completed mid-October. It will include widening the east aisle of the market and…

Norwich Market wins local food and drink award Norwich Market has won Best Independent Food and Drink Retailer at the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards last month. The awards are run in association with East of England Co-op and celebrate the best of the county’s food and drink. In 2016 Norwich City Council launched…

Chorley Market to host a play… about Chorley Market A play inspired by traders and visitors to Chorley Market is to be performed at the market. Under the Market Roof is written by Becky Prestwich and will be performed by the Junction 8 Theatre on Chorley Market from 11-21 October 2017. The play focuses on Old…

Warrington’s Market moves to temporary home On 2 September, Warrington’s Market moved into its temporary home, the first completed building in the Time Square project. Celebrations commenced with a ribbon cutting by Warrington’s Mayor Cllr Les Morgan accompanied by former market trader Mrs Josie Butterworth, who had recently retired having worked at the market for 65…

Manchester celebrates the best young entrepreneurs Manchester’s King Street was the setting for the NMTF’s National Youth Market, where 22 of the country’s best young traders got the opportunity to sell their wares to the city’s public. Rose Dyson of Pura Cosmetics was crowned Young Trader of the Year, winning £500, a year’s free NMTF…

NABMA Annual Conference 2017 Stratford-upon-Avon was again the setting for this year’s industry conference. We report on the conference highlights; including speakers, the prestigious awards and the changeover of Chief Executive. One of the highlights of the NABMA Annual Conference is the Blanchere Illuminations Gala Awards Dinner, which celebrates the people that have made significant…

The recent annual conference held by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) celebrated success for a further 19 officers from across the UK who have achieved a formal qualification in Market Administration. Now in its 6th year, over 100 people have now successfully completed the NABMA Diploma course resulting in this qualification becoming…