Retailers and businesses are much busier than normal over the Christmas period and often employ temporary staff, so there is an increased risk of counterfeit banknotes being passed. To help protect your business, the Bank of England is reminding you to ensure all banknotes being passed in transactions are checked and to ensure all staff…

Jackie Casey has recently moved on from her job as Bolton’s Market Manager to join Market Place Europe as their Business Development Manager. She has a wealth of experience in the market world and takes that with her to join the hugely successful team Allan Hartwell has in place. Formally Bolton Market Manager, Jackie worked…

Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the premier tourist destinations in country and the town’s historic markets play an important role in promoting the town as a tourist attraction. After 50 years under the same contractor, the market operation was put out for tender in 2012 to ensure the best value for the councils and to breathe…

Groupe Geraud started life in business over 130 years ago in France. The family owned business has since grown in to the primary operator of retail and wholesale markets in Europe. In 1998 Groupe Geraud came to the UK creating Geraud Markets UK Ltd, following this the joint venture partnership with Liverpool began in 2003…

War Horse Last weekend I went off to the theatre to watch the play “War Horse” at the Lowry theatre, now those of you that know me might be thinking, Corbally? The Theatre? The Lowry? Well here’s how it all came about. Last year on the way to Las Vegas I had exhausted the list…

‘It’s that time of year when every Market business should be buying-in product for the New Year. All successful retailers rely on their Buyers to source new product and ‘refresh their offer’ on a regular basis and that means up to 12 months in advance. Identifying new lines is more important than ever nowadays whilst…

Stallholders in Kingston’s Ancient Market are signing up to a national scheme to promote fair and transparent trading. The ‘Real Deal’ charter helps to ensure sellers operate fairly and minimises the risk of fake goods or other unfair or illegal trading practices, protecting consumers and helping traders to meet their responsibilities. By signing up to…

Sairah joined the company on 8th September and has been appointed as the manager of Harborough Market, following the announcement in July that Market Place had been selected as the preferred bidder for the management of both the market and the town’s historic square. Until recently Sairah was the Business Manager at the award winning…

If you’re looking to trade in a city steeped in history and dripping in culture, then Lancaster’s historic Charter Market might be right up your street. Established on 12th June, 1193 by Royal Charter, the market became essential to Lancaster both socially and economically. More than 800 years later, you’ll still find it popping up…

Woking’s new Covered Market opened on 4th October with the ribbon being cut by the Mayor Tony Branagan accompanied by Councillor Gary Elson and Council leader John Kingsbury. The new covered Market has been built to replace the Open Market on Victoria Way which is due to close for redevelopment in the New Year. The…