NABMA’s Wholesale Forum visited Manchester Smithfield Market. As winner of the best Wholesale Market in the Great British Market Awards members were able to see the work being done and inspect the new Fish Market which is a central feature of the Market.
Archives for June 2017
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.
Borough Market reopened yesterday (Wednesday 14th June) after it had been closed for 10 days since the atrocities that happened on Saturday 3rd June. At 9.30am people came together to pause for a poignant minute’s silence. Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, joined traders & visitors in the minute’s silence. Then at 10am, market trader, Paul Wheeler rang the bell to signal the reopening of the market. The day was filled with mixed emotions.
Today, Thursday 15th June, HRH Prince Harry visited Borough Market to show his support. This article in the Evening Standard shows Prince Harry’s visit.
This has been a very distressing week for everyone involved with Borough Market and the terrorist attack has had a serious impact on the running of the Market. Graham Wilson has kept in touch with Darren Henaghan (Managing Director of Borough Market) and Darren has asked for the letter below to be circulated to NABMA members. If you are able to help please do so.
“Thank you so much to all of our NABMA friends who have sent myself and Donald messages of support. We are sorry we haven’t been able to reply to everyone. As you can imagine we have been a bit busy.
On Saturday night the unimaginable happened. A food market, which stands for so much positivity, community and love was the focus of hate. Our thoughts are all with the victims of that senseless violence that affected people from all over the world.
The market has now been closed for a week. The traders, although they would never admit it are struggling.
Please see this press release (Borough Market Traders Fund) that says it better than I can, but in short we have set up an appeal to support our traders that can be accessed here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bmrelieffund
I hope you will be able to support this and show the world how markets come together at a time of need to support our traders.”
NABMA and Blachere Illumination Awards 2017
NABMA is delighted to launch the 2017 Awards for Market Manager, Market Team and Market Innovation of the Year and our new Young Person award. The closing date for entries is 29th August & entries need to be sent into NABMA at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further details about the awards click – Market Awards 2017 for a flyer with details about how to make your nominations etc .
Once again we are grateful to Ronnie and Garry Brown at Blachere Illumination for kindly agreeing to sponsor the Awards.
Since first being launched the Awards have become much sought after accolades to reflect upon the many good things happening in the markets industry and the people instigating and leading change, good practice and innovation. The Awards will be announced and presented at the NABMA Conference in September at Stratford Upon Avon.
We look forward to receiving your nominations.
Everyone from NABMA send their sympathy to the families of those most closely affected following the atrocities that happened in London & Borough Market last night. Our thoughts are with our colleagues, traders & everyone at Borough Market at this difficult time.