Love Your Local Market gains more Support as Major Sponsor is Announced

The Love Your Local Market campaign, which returns to the UK this October has received a major boost as this year’s sponsor is announced.

It’s Time to Show Love for Your Local Market

Britain’s biggest celebration of markets is back this Autumn and is highlighting the importance of markets at the heart of local communities and economies.

NABMA 2021 Awards – Have You Nominated Yet?

As we continue the journey out of the pandemic then NABMA wishes to remind you of its industry awards for 2021. 

Bradford Council approves the relocation of wholesale market and regional food hub expansion

Bradford Council’s Executive has approved proposals to relocate and expand St James’s Wholesale Market into a modern ‘regional food hub’ following an announcement by Bradford Council’s Leader that the existing market site could be the location for a new city centre Northern Powerhouse Rail station.

Chester Market to host two Comedy Festival events and welcomes four new traders

The Chester Comedy festival has selected Chester Market to host two of their events as part of this year’s festival during July organised by Chester BID.

Bolton Food and Drink Festival: Popular event returns to the town centre

Bolton Food and Drink Festival will return to the town centre this August Bank Holiday weekend, bringing live music, family fun and some of the North West’s best chefs.

Love Your Local Market 2021

A number of questions have been asked about the Love Your Local Market campaign that has taken place each May and has been promoted by NABMA over the last decade.

Markets hit by £200 million in Lost Income due to COVID

As non-essential retail plans to return on 12 April, the latest NABMA survey suggests that the industry is heading towards some £200 million of lost income for market operators.

Tourism top spot for eat:Festivals!

eat:Festivals are celebrating after being awarded the top spot at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards on Thursday (18 March 2021).

The NABMA Lockdown 3 Survey

NABMA has produced a further survey as the markets industry looks towards the path out of lockdown 3 and the reopening of markets next month.

Meet the Manager – Thursday 11 March 2021

NABMA is delighted at the success of the new “Meet the Manager” programme. A huge thank you to over 200 colleagues that have supported the events to date that have received great feedback. 

NABMA Meet the Sponsor Week – Book Now

NABMA is delighted to launch our Meet the Sponsor series of events. We have set next week aside to enable NABMA members to sign up and chat with our major sponsors. 

London Diploma in Markets & Street Trading Administration

NABMA is keen to ensure professional management of every type of market

The First February Meet the Manager

Meet the Market Manager on Thursday 11th February 2021.

Market Heroes’ Award winners recognised at Virtual Conference

The announcement of the winners of NABMA’s Market Heroes Awards.

Second Meet the Manager Event for January 2021


Join us for the NABMA One Day Virtual Conference 2021 Markets in Crisis?

NABMA is pleased to announce details of its popular One Day Conference that will be held on:

Thursday 4 February 2021 from 0930 to 1330 by Zoom.

Tier 4 and Revised Guidance for England and Wales

Following announcements by the Prime Minister last night, and revised guidance released this morning, the below are latest restriction and business updates for England and Wales.

Wearing of Face Coverings Increases

Leading Mystery Shopping organisation, Storecheckers, has been tracking the wearing of masks in Britain’s High Streets.

Repair Services – Updated Information

Following NABMA’s announcement about the concession we have secured for mobile phone repair shops to open further enquiries have been received about other repair services such as shoes and key cutting.

Mobile Phone Repair Services can remain open

We have been advised by the Cabinet Office that, under the November restrictions, repair service businesses, such as mobile phone repair shops, are not required to close.


Following further discussions with government officials, NABMA and the NMTF have agreed a revised statement on how we believe these regulations apply to markets in England.

Government – Closing Certain Businesses and Venues in England

As a reminder, the Regulations allow for all markets stalls (whether indoor or outdoor) to be open, whether they are selling essential goods only or a mixed offering. Further information on what constitutes a mixed offering is within this guidance.


Following the information provided yesterday on our meeting with government officials the Regulations have now been published.

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