The Love Your Local Market campaign, run by NABMA, was started in 2012 following recommendations made in the Portas Review. The recommendations called for a National Market Day, which soon developed into Love Your Local Market Fortnight, which now takes place annually in May.
From an initial take up of 400 markets, successive campaigns have developed into an international movement spanning 17 countries, with over 3000 markets participating across the globe in 2017. Since 2012 over 10,000 people have tried their hand at market trading and around 1500 new businesses have been created as a result. The main purpose of Love Your Local Market is to raise the profile of markets across the UK, encourage start-up businesses and increase young people’s involvement in markets. However, there are many more benefits from getting involved in the campaign. Gala Tent are currently the main sponsors of Love Your Local Market and are the official supplier of LYLM merchandise.
NABMA was so impressed with the quality of the events and initiatives that took place in 2017, that we wanted to highlight and showcase some of the best things. Hence, NABMA were delighted to award Special Recognitions (under the themes – youth/trader/operator and partnership working) to the following individuals and organisations for all their hard work during the campaign.
Love Your Local Market Summer 2017 Special Recognitions go to:
Portobello New Youthquake
Chalton Street Market, Camden
Roy Dean, That Fudge Guy at the Shambles Market, York
Katie Haskett, Kakes & Bakes, Kirkgate Market, Leeds
Grainger Night Market
Freeman Street Market, Grimsby
For more information about the campaign visit the Love your Local Market website