The Diploma in Market Administration programme has started today (28th February) in Derby. We are thrilled to have so many people on the course & we wish all candidates the best of luck this year!
Diploma Graduates 2016
As part of Love Your Local Market 2017 we are wanting to highlight 30 market traders during the fortnight. The aim is for them to explain why they got into market trading, their tips on trading, what marketing they do etc. By promoting the traders & how they operate it, it not only promotes their business & the market, but it shows what market trading entails to potential new traders. More information on the questions they’ll be asked can be found on the Love Your Local Market Blog here
You may be asking what the trader & the market operator gets from doing this. Well the trader will be featured across social media, the LYLM website & possibly press, thus promoting their business. From a market operator’s point of view it is a way of offering free promotion for your traders & ultimately promotion of your market. Also by promoting traders and highlighting what they do it is a way of showcasing how market trading works to potential new traders. If you have a trader in mind get them to look at the Blog.
Want to keep up to date with the Love Your Local Market 2017 campaign? Then why not sign up to receive the #LYLM2017 newsletter here. Also this week (until Friday 17th February) Love Your Local Market operators & traders receive 10% off the official merchandise provided through Gala Tent, when mentioning this promotion. To find out more about the campaign & to register to take part check out the website www.loveyourlocalmarket.co
The BBC featured an article on retail markets & the battle to stay afloat yesterday. If you didn’t have a chance to see the article you can read it here. It features Britain’s Favourite Market – Leeds Kirkgate Market
Congratulations to everyone at Bury Market who have raised over £1000 for charity.
Pie lovers have raised more than £1,000 for charity on Bury Market thanks to a specially created delicacy.
Whippy’s Pies teamed up with Key 103’s Paddy McGuiness to create a ‘Paddy Pie’ which was sold on the stall to raise funds for Cash For Kids.
The pie, tasted and approved live on air by Paddy himself, is a hunter’s chicken pie with chicken, ham, barbecue sauce, and topped with cheese.
Peter Whipp, the pie’s creator, said: “We’ve had a fantastic response from our customers for the Paddy Pie, and we’ve raised £1,060 for Cash For Kids, which is wonderful. We’re still selling the pie, so anyone who fancies a tasty treat and wants to help a good cause should visit my stall on Margaret Block 12 every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.”
Peter is now working with Bury Market managers to organise a charity day on Saturday 15 April when the beneficiaries will be Cash for Kids and Bury Hospice.