VINCI St. Modwen (VSM), the 50/50 joint venture between St. Modwen Properties PLC (LSE: SMP) and VINCI PLC, and its partner the Covent Garden Market Authority (CGMA), received resolution to grant planning permission to deliver the landmark redevelopment of the 57 acre New Covent Garden Market site in Nine Elms, London on 12th November. This…

In October 2013 Groupe Geraud entered into a partnership with LSD promotions to win a 5 year tender and run Oxfords Gloucester Green Outdoor Market. They are now in the second year of that contract and things just continue to get better and better. Initially the plan was to rejuvenate the Wednesday retail Market and…

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…

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…

Electrical Appliances at Great Prices Thompsons Discount Electrical Ltd is based in Worcester, just a few minutes from the M5 Motorway. They are a large specialist wholesaler that supplies a huge range of graded electrical goods, which have either slight cosmetic imperfections or slightly damaged packaging. Carl Thompson took over the running of the business…

‘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…