From 1 February 2018 the baton for the management of Harborough Market will be passed from Market Place Management back to Harborough District Council. During their four-year tenure, which began with overseeing a half-million-pound redevelopment of the Market Hall, the daily market has gone from strength to strength. Footfall has increased from approximately 22,000 per…

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is cutting rent for new and existing stall holders at all of its markets This is one of a series of initiatives being introduced to support market traders, attract more shoppers and breathe new life into the buildings. From 1 January, traders at the city’s eight indoor and outdoor markets will receive…

NABMA/ LGA “Festive Cheer” Christmas Markets Research Project NABMA Market Place has been commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to conduct research into “Festive Cheer – The Local Impact of  Christmas Markets”. This is a research programme to determine the economic benefits of Christmas Markets to the local and national economy with particular emphasis…

Council cuts rent for market traders to support business Stoke-on-Trent City Council is cutting rent for new and existing stall holders at all of its markets – one of a series of initiatives being introduced to support market traders, attract more shoppers and breathe new life into the buildings.From January 1, 2018, traders at the…

NABMA have announced details of a vacancy within their company, and are encouraging applications upto the 31st October:- Recruiter: The National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) Location: N/A.  This Communications officer role operates as a consultant basis so you would work from your own location.  You might need to travel in the UK one…

Northampton Borough Council – Creating a chewing-gum free town Northampton Borough Council is encouraging people to enjoy and dispose of chewing gum responsibly. Neighbourhood wardens, park rangers and members of the community safety team will be in the Market Square on Wednesday, 25 October talking about the need to keep our town clean as well…

Relaunch of Dudley Market As you may well have read in the August issue of MTN, Dudley Market was recently taken over by London Market specialists, Tudor Markets. Kirsty went to the launch day on 2 September to meet some of the traders, old and new It was a sunny Saturday in September; Black Country…

With over 40 years of experience making German sausages, you can be assured of the quality from the Sausage Master. Christmas markets are famed for selling German sausages and the Sausage Master is a specialist in providing the best wurst to traders. They offer a wide range of top quality sausages and also offer a…

Following our news story on page six, allow us to introduce all the other remarkable young traders who took part in #NYM2017, showcasing the very best in youth entrepreneurship. Tom (24) of The Cocoa Caravan, came from the Midlands with his £500, vintage limited-edition caravan, which he has spent a lot of money refurbishing and kitting…

It is just over a year since I last visited St Mary’s Indoor Market, situated in St Mary’s Arcade, within St Helens’ Church Square Shopping Centre. At that time, Market Manager Kevin Gavin, was busy recruiting more traders and so I was keen to see what he had achieved. My visit also happened to coincide…