A Birmingham Conference highlight was the presentation of the GBMA 2017 by the Markets Minister Andrew Percy. [Read more…]
Archives for January 2017
The NABMA January Conference received the news that the best Market Attraction 2017 is St. George’s Market, Belfast. [Read more…]
The NABMA January Conference saw Leeds Kirkgate Market awarded the accolade of Britain’s Favourite Market for 2017. [Read more…]
The winners of the 2017 competition are shown below. Photos will follow
Best Love Your Local Market Event – Cambridge General & Sunday Market
Best Large Indoor Market – Burnley Market Hall
Best Large Outdoor Market – Loughborough Retail Markets
Best Small Indoor Market – Tooting Market
Best Small Outdoor Market – Skipton Market
Best Large Community Market – Salisbury Charter Market
Best Small Community Market – Forest Row Village Market
Best Large Speciality Market – Exeter Christmas Market
Best Small Speciality Market – Bridgnorth Christmas Lighting Up Event
Best Wholesale Market – New Smithfield Wholesale Market, Manchester
Best Food Market – Bolton Food & Drink Festival
Best Market Attraction Market – St George’s Market, Belfast
Britain’s Favourite Market – Leeds Market
The representatives of ten European countries came together in Paris to plan the 2017 LYLM campaign. It is hoped that around 3000 markets worldwide will take part with Europe providing the vast majority. The theme this year will be young people with an emphasis on both attracting new traders and new customers. To keep up to date with the 2017 Love Your Local Market campaign #LYLM2017 visit www.loveyourlocalmarket.co
We have yet to make a decision on the level of subscriptions for 2017/18 but we are hoping that any increase will be kept as small as possible bearing in mind we have made no increase for the last fourteen years.
In recent years a number of members, having funds in the current year budget, have paid the following year’s subscriptions from this budget. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please advise us as soon as possible so that we can issue the relevant invoice. Contact Roger Dyke at NABMA on firstname.lastname@example.org
Any member requesting this facility will pay the subscription rate at the existing rates. This opportunity will be open to members until the end of February.
There are a limited number of places left at NABMA’s One Day Conference in Birmingham on 26th January. For an updated conference programme & to book please click here
We are delighted at the entries already received, and promised for the Great British Market Awards 2017. However to enable some last minute entries that have been held up due to Christmas post and Council shutdowns over Christmas and New Year we have decided to extend the closing date for entries to 12 January. We hope that this extension may help you submit an entry.
It can be done very simply and quickly at https://www.nabma.com/great-british-market-awards/
Remember that the national and local publicity from winning one of the many awards can be significant for your market, local tourism and your local community.
The awards will be presented by Andrew Percy MP, Minister for High Streets at the Birmingham Conference on 26 January.
Wishing our President, Board Members, Sponsors, Members & all the market industry a Happy New Year. We hope you all have a healthy & prosperous 2017. Thank you for all your support in 2016. We look forward to working with you all in 2017 & seeing you at our One Day Conference in Birmingham on 26th January.