Nabma is delighted today to report the award of an OBE to Graham Wilson, its Chief Executive, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to retail markets.
Graham is recognised as one of the leading experts on market law in the UK and he has worked within the markets industry for almost thirty years. He has worked with Nabma for almost twenty years occupying the position of Legal Advisor throughout that period and Chief Executive for the last seven years.
During his period as Chief Executive, Graham has raised the profile of markets and made Nabma the leading markets organisation in the UK. He has led the campaign to get government recognition for markets and this has led to markets taking a prominent position in the recent Mary Portas Report. The forthcoming National Market Day and Love Your Local Market campaigns owe much to Graham’s leadership and passion for markets.
While delighted with the award Graham has said that this is recognition for the markets industry as a whole and he particularly wants to pay tribute to the team at Nabma who have supported him superbly over the last seven years.
The NABMA President, Councillor Jeff Clarke expressed his congratulations at the announcement. “I am sure I speak for the whole of the Markets Industry in extending our congratulations to Graham on this well-deserved award. Graham has worked so hard over many years to raise the profile and professionalism in our markets. Much of the success and prominence that markets are now enjoying nationally are due to his leadership, vision and determination. The news is wonderful not only for Graham and his family but also the NABMA membership and our partner organisations.”