British Food Fortnight is run by Love British Food and is the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink. It was established in 2002 in response to the Foot and Mouth crisis. We’ll be supporting British Food Fortnight via social media and would love to hear what you are doing during the fortnight. Drop Beth a line at email@example.com to tell us how you’ll be celebrating and we’ll promote what you are doing. For some inspiration, case studies and promotional materials check out the Love British Food website at: http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/
Archives for 2017
There are just 3 weeks left to enter the Blachere Market awards. Plenty of nominations have already been submitted for Market Manager and Market Team but we are currently short of nominations for Market Innovation and Market Young Person.
We all know that Markets across the country are testing new ideas. Some affect the operation of the Market, some affect the promotion of the Market particularly via social media and some benefit market consumers. Please share your innovation with us and be recognised nationally for your work.
We need young people to secure the future of the industry. If there is a young person working on your market who has, for example, taken the Diploma in Market Administration and is making an important contribution to your market tell us about that person so we recognise their efforts. For more details about the awards click here
We are looking for markets to host our regional meetings in 2018. Held between March and May these events give us chance to visit a market with a story to tell, catch up on what is happening in the markets industry and provide a networking opportunity. If you are interested in hosting an event or would like further information please contact NABMA.
Just a quick reminder that the early bird booking for our Annual Conference in Stratford Upon Avon (17-19 September) has been extended to the 7th August. To find out more & to book online click here
2017 marked the 6th consecutive year of the Love Your Local Market campaign, which continues to be the biggest celebration of markets that has taken place across the country, and events under the Love Your Local Market brand took place in 17 countries across the globe this May. We had another amazing year with around 1300 places taking part over the fortnight. Thanks must go to our sponsors, Gala Tent.
NABMA was so impressed with the quality of the events and initiatives that took place this year, that we wanted to highlight and showcase some of the best things. Hence, NABMA are delighted to award Special Recognitions (under the themes – youth/trader/operator and partnership working) to the following individuals and organisations for all their hard work during the campaign.
Love Your Local Market Summer 2017 Special Recognitions go to:
- Portobello New Youthquake
- Bolton Market
- Swadlincote Market
- Chalton Street Market, Camden
- Aylesbury Market
- Barnsley Markets
- Cardiff Market
- LSD Promotions
- Roy Dean, That Fudge Guy at the Shambles Market, York
- Katie Haskett, Kakes & Bakes, Kirkgate Market, Leeds
- LYLM Brixton
- Grainger Night Market
- Keswick Market
- Freeman Street Market, Grimsby
NABMA plan to publish a booklet of all the recipients of this special recognition and showcase this to the sector at the Annual Conference in September.
The 2018 KPR Midlink Great British Market Awards are now open!
It’s that time of year again when we are looking for nominations of the best of British Markets. Join with us and help promote and celebrate the excellent markets that can be found in our cities, towns and local communities. For more information on the 11 categories and how to nominate a market, click here
Following the recent terrorist incidents in Manchester and London, Graham Wilson, NABMA CEO urges members to ensure they have relevant evacuation procedures in place. He would like to draw to your attention the guidance relating to crowded spaces and counter terrorism.
As a result of recent terrorist incidents the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), supported by the Emergency Planning College (EPC), have been working on the following links and attached (New) guidance which has just been launched.
It is important to stress that a reasonable and proportionate approach should be taken in assessing the risks to the planning and delivery of any control measures which you may decide are necessary. A link to this document will remain on our publications section for future use.