and significantly enhances the visitor experience, providing a unique shopping experience with 25 years of success. Market Harborough Food

& Drink Festival 2018 won the Best Small Speciality Market. This re-launched event exceeded all expectations, with visitor numbers well over 11,000 and positive feedback received from traders and public alike. Over 50 percent of the traders were from the local area, and some traders that attended sold out on the first day. Change and challenge

have been the keywords at New Covent Garden Market, which was awarded the Best Wholesale Market. It has adapted to the needs of the food industry, and with great partnerships, young people, high profile marketing and events, it continues to appeal to different sectors in the city. Social Media activity and the involvement of young

people were also key to the success of Darlington Market Food and Drink Festival 2018, which was the first major festival in this town centre, highlighting the importance of the market at the heart of the town and its history. Darlington’s partnership working was another factor that helped it gain the Best Food Market award.

Diversity of events

Entries from across the UK saw the great range and diversity of events and markets we enjoy.

Bolton Food and Drink Festival, the winner of Best Market Attraction, is a prime example. It demonstrates the heights of maximising its possible footfall and shows what can be achieved through innovation and promotion. Local research suggests that 98 percent of visitors will return, and an amazing energy exists between the festival

team and local partnerships. NA BMA P r e s i d e n t , Councillor Mrs Geraldine Carter, said: “The applications for the Great British Market Awards 2019 have seen entries from across the UK from a wide range of diverse and inspiring markets and events.

local needs and customer demands. “With over 100 entries received and the thousands of votes cast, it is clear the UK is still passionate about its markets. “In May we see the return of

the national Love Your Local Market campaign, which is

The full List of Great British Market award winners 2019:

Best Large Indoor Market – St. George’s Market, Belfast Best Small Indoor Market – Warrington Temporary Indoor Market

Best Large Outdoor Market – Norwich Best Small Outdoor Market – Skipton Best Community/Parish Market – North End Road Seasonal Markets, Fulham

Best Large Speciality Market – York St Nicholas Fair Best Small Speciality Market – Market Harborough Food & Drink Festival 2018

Best Wholesale Market – New Covent Garden Market Best Food Market – Darlington Market Food and Drink Festival 2018

Best Market Attraction – Bolton Food and Drink Festival The winner of Britain’s Favourite Market – Bury Market

“As the future of our high

streets continues to be under scrutiny, it is clear that by offering customers unique shopping opportunities along with great events, that markets can continue to be at the heart of our communities, towns and cities.” Chief Executive of NABMA,

Skipton Market is Britain’s Best Small Outdoor Market

Graham Wilson, added: “I would like to congratulate all the winners, who are prime examples of markets moving forward and adapting to

organised by NABMA to cel- ebrate the success and diver- sity of the UK’s markets, and we would urge every market across the UK to showcase their incredible markets during this celebration fortnight from May 17 this year.” NABMA expressed their

gratitude to KPR Midlink, who are sponsors of the Great British Market Awards, and also to Storecheckers, who assisted in evaluating ‘Britain’s Favourite Market’.

Top spot for popular Bury

Markets manger Andrew Heyes and council leader Rishi Shori with the Britain’s Favourite Market trophy, along with the traders from W&M Butchers, one of the stalls that had a ‘secret shopper’ visit which formed part of the judging

Traders and civic bosses in the Greater Manchester town of Bury have been celebrating again after being named Britain’s Favourite Market. It’s the latest accolade for the popular event, which has

been nationally acclaimed on numerous occasions for its innovation, quality and large number of coach visitors. Markets manager Andrew Heyes said: “We’re thrilled that

Bury Market has once more won a national award, and this one is even more special as it was decided by the people. “It’s a fitting reward for our traders, who make the

market the wonderful place it is and ensure that our many thousands of visitors have a great day out and pick up bargains galore.” Councillor Rishi Shori, leader of Bury Council, said: “It’s

long been said that Bury Market is the town’s ‘jewel in the crown’, and this latest award shows just how popular the market is with people across the length and breadth of the country.”


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