Meet the Manager – Free Virtual Event

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Meet the Manager – Free Virtual Event

10 December 2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


NABMA is pleased at the success of its first event in its new “Meet the Manager” programme. A huge thank you to everyone that supported the event that has received great feedback.

This is a new NABMA initiative that seeks to offer a virtual platform to bring colleagues together to chat, learn, and support each other during these most difficult of times We have been overwhelmed by the interest in this market chat idea, alongside your offers to participate. As a result, eight NABMA events have been arranged that will take place up to the end of March. Details of our next event are  below.

What’s it about and is it free?

Each session includes a panel of market professionals.  They will share a relaxed and informal chat about themselves, their careers, the challenges they face day to day in dealing with Covid and normal market matters, and looking at the future of the markets industry. There will be an opportunity to express your opinions and ask questions. The sessions will be open to all NABMA members, delivered via pre booking and through Zoom. Each session will last between 60 and 90 minutes. There is no charge for each of these events.



Allan Hartwell – Market Place

Bev & Sarah Milner Simonds– Eat Festivals

Sean McGarel – Freeman Street Market

Tessa Darby – Wendy Fair Markets


We welcome Market Place, Wendy Fair Markets, eat:Festivals and Freeman Street Market. This is an event of contrast with arguably the largest supplier of specialist and continental markets in the UK sharing a platform with a small family business that is now one of the largest private operators in the UK.  Add to the mix a market delivered by the Enrolled Freemen of Grimsby and a West Country operator specialising in a travelling market of local food and drink and artisans. We ask how has the pandemic impacted on their businesses and programmes of events? Have do they plan for 2021 and beyond, and how do they retain and attract new traders?

It should be a fascinating conversation – don’t miss it.


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10 December 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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