Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government congratulated our Chief Executive Graham Wilson at the LYLM launch on his award of an OBE 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 National Market Day and Love Your Local Market campaigns owe much to Graham’s leadership and passion for markets.