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Market Trader April 13th, 2018 - In This Week


New entrance planned

A new glass entrance is planned for a historic Lancashire town and market hall, which could improve conditions for shoppers and traders as well as showcasing local craftsmanship.

Turn to page 3 for more.


London Chat

After something of a hiatus the Association of London Markets met recently to discuss, amongst other things, the activities of the London Markets Board and a new strategy for the association that acknowledges this new kid on the block. One old kid on the block welcomed back was Graham Wilson once again in the CEO’s seat at NABMA following the short incumbency and relatively sudden departure of Hilary Paxman. (After – so it says on their website – she stood down as NABMA CEO after meeting with the Presidency.) Graham told Market Trader that this was positively his last re-appearance!

Read more on pages 6&7.


Market by the beach

A Lincolnshire town’s popular ‘beach’ will return to its Market Place this year for two days of seaside fun.

Page 10 has the full story.


What would we do without our markets

I’m of the opinion that markets actually started going out of fashion around 30 years ago, when the last generation who grew up with them became parents themselves, rearing a new generation for whom the supermarket and shopping mall would be the new retail alter.

See page 14 for more information.


UK tops the ‘Smile’ ranking for customer experience

For the first time in 14 years the UK has topped the international Smile rankings, scoring 94 percent, just ahead of Greece, Puerto Rico and Russia with 93 percent.

Please look at page 15 for the full details.


Revamp for Leicester Market

A year-long programme of works that will transform Leicester’s historic outdoor market gets under way this month.

Look at page 19 for the rest of the story.


Plans are afoot for a new Crewe market

A market in a Cheshire town looks set to be transformed into a multi-functional market hall, with the venue adapted for evening performances in a bid to boost the town’s night time economy.

The full article is on page 20.

Market Trader March 30th, 2018 - In This Week


New scheme to boost trade

A scheme to help traders claw back some trade from online giants has been launched in the West Yorkshire town of Wetherby.

Turn to page 2 for more.


Bury Market teams up with local college

Aspiring market trader Elliot Sayers is being coached in realising his dream by some of Bury Market’s best.

Read more on page 3.


London Chat - New market space in Plumstead

A new scheme aimed at renovating the currently underused Plumstead Power Station will establish managed workspaces, and create community and event spaces that could provide pop up food and craft markets with an emphasis on encouraging local businesses to grow.

Page 6 has the full story.


Graphics firm shows its love (for local markets)

Gala Graphics, the Rotherham based graphic design and promotional print specialist, is showing its appreciation for independent market traders as the official supplier of merchandise for the Love Your Local Market (LYLM) campaign.

See page 10 for more information.


Market Reflections - April comes but once a year...

‘Schedule D is easy, just don’t take the mickey!’ I took that to heart in the business finance course in 2000. The ex-tax inspector lecturer was clear. We should be very grateful for an easily understandable system and the many really quite generous reliefs we were allowed. ‘Be clear about your status’ was another thing he hammered home. Take the ‘job in a pub’ that many a start-up still needs. Get paid through PAYE and sort it out in April he counselled. Oh yes and check it yourself – this guy had no great opinion of the average accountant and any money saving schemes they might suggest.

Please look at page 14 for the full details.


The future of markets

There has been an undeniable decline in the popularity of the UK’s traditional markets in recent times, but John Kirkbride believes an upturn over the last two or three years could be good news for the industry’s future

Look at page 19 for the rest of the story.


Contractor appointed for Derby refurb

Derby City Council has appointed Wates Construction and consultant Pick Everard to deliver the £5m first phase of a three-year transformation of Derby Market Hall.

The full article is on page 20.


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