MEMBER SUPPORT – HERE TO HELP!
Managing markets is fascinating work due to its many interactions with different types of people and issues. But it’s often challenging – particularly for those new to the service – as not all market officers have experience to deal with such a wide range of issues.
NABMA membership means having a friendly, helpful network of market colleagues around the country. You are not alone in your problems! Individually, we don’t know all there is to know – but together we have tackled most – if not all – of the problems that individual managers face.
Trouble with traders? Interpreting market law?
Issues with licences? Fake goods on stalls?
Replacing stalls with pop-ups? Safety issues?
Advice needed on markets policy? Street markets concerns?
Car Boot Sales problems? Promotions & Marketing?
Pedlars? London Markets?
Management factors? Market Hall issues?
Business Rates? Stall charges?
There are lots of issues that arise in markets – and you can’t be expected to immediately know how to handle them. As a NABMA member you can contact our friendly and helpful, experienced NABMA colleagues to quickly find out the way forward.
NABMA has FOUR ways to HELP our MEMBERS:
- Put a query on the NABMA Forum (shortly to become Frequently Asked Questions). Ask John Walker – NABMA’S Forum & Best Practice Consultant – for a Forum Password – phone 01422 393583 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email us at email@example.com Tell us what you need to know and we will circulate your query via email to all NABMA Members
- Ask a NABMA Colleague!
(see list below*)
- Ask for a MARKET HEALTH CHECK by contacting
Rob Nixon – NABMA’s Health Check Manager – phone 01782 232 716
Rob’s Health Check team carry out over 20 free-of-charge one-day Health Checks each year for our Members. Rob will list you for a visit from one of our NABMA Consultancy Colleagues – experienced managers who will give you good advice in short report form about your market’s issues and opportunities.
*Below is a list of NABMA Colleagues for you to contact directly:
Particular areas of skill are identified by the following categories:
O = Outdoor Market T = Training S = Specialist Market W = Wholesale Market I = Indoor Market C= Car Boot Sales ST = Licensed Street Trading LST = London Street Trading ML = Market Law F = Nabma Forum
Daryl Chambers, Bridport TC, 01308 456 722 firstname.lastname@example.org O S I
Steve Fletcher, Mabletherpe TC, 01507 613644 email@example.com O I
David Gledhill, Borough Market, 0207 407 1002 firstname.lastname@example.org S C
Steven Hadfield, Tameside MBC 0161 342 5389 email@example.com O I
Annette Lebreton, Medway Council 07912 232 716 Annette.firstname.lastname@example.org O S
Rob Nixon, Stoke-on-Trent City Council 01782 232 716 email@example.com O C I
Steve Pickering, DMA Programme Leader, 07756 326022 firstname.lastname@example.org O S I C T
Amanda Prosser-Davies, Birmingham 0121 303 7788 Amanda.email@example.com O I ST
Ann Smith, Nuneaton & Bedworth Council 02476 376356 firstname.lastname@example.org O C
David Smith, City of London, 0207 332 1678 email@example.com W
Dean Thurlow, Rotherham MBC, 01709 336956 firstname.lastname@example.org O S I
Peter Turvey, NABMA London Adviser/Consultant 07565 416298 email@example.com LST
John Walker, Calderdale MBC 01422 393 583 firstname.lastname@example.org O I C S F
Andy Ward, Warrington 01925 632571 email@example.com O W C S I
Graham Wilson, NABMA Legal Adviser 07967 276882 firstname.lastname@example.org ML
FEEDBACK from MEMBERS taking advantage of NABMA SERVICES is appreciated and necessary so that NABMA can make improvements, update our FAQ and support other Members with their markets problems
Please contact Chris New, Member Services Consultant, with your FEEDBACK:
Phone: 07890 843112 Email: email@example.com