Thanks to everyone who attended our programme of regional meetings in May which were an opportunity for catching up with NABMA news, policy update and member benefits. There were also presentations from NMTF’s CEO Joe Harrison focussing on the forthcoming National Youth Market competition.
There were opportunities to meet sponsors who attended including Andrew McCall from ROI and Ellie Gill from Marketti.
A deluge of rain and storms greeted delegates in London for the session hosted by Robert Breese and the City of London Markets team. The presentation explored the issues facing the Petticoat Lane market and placemaking and development work going on in the Middlesex Street area.
The Guild Hall at Cambridge was the venue for the final meeting of the season which coincided with the close of Love Your Local Market fortnight. Market’s manager Dan Ritchie, in one of his final duties in Cambridge, provided an overview of the successful partnership working with the BID and lessons learned in organising outdoor cinema and night market events.
A big thank you to all our regional meeting hosts this year including Halifax and Warrington where we met in April.