Figures released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) in July show that there was a reduction in fraudulent claims and costs in 2016. Overall there was a reduction in organised and pre-meditated fraud which was offset slightly by an increase in opportunistic  (unplanned – this could be a spur of the moment incident or…

NABMA held its Annual Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon this year and almost 200 people attended – a record for the organisation. We were delighted that Kirsty from MTN was one of the delegates. The event saw the end of an era for the organisation as we marked the stepping down of Graham Wilson, who has been…

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…

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