The 2018 NABMA Annual Conference and AGM is in full swing in Stratford upon Avon. This year sees a record number of delegates attending showing a high level of confidence in the future of our country’s markets.
The newly elected President of NABMA, Councillor Mrs Geraldine Carter, was welcomed to the town by the mayor Straford upon Avon, Councillor John Bicknell.
At the conference so far, Councillor Chris Rosling Josephs, after stepping down from his two year’s as NABMA’s President, said, “It has a been a joy and a privilege to serve as NABMA President and to have the opportunity of visiting markets around the country and in Europe. I have met a lot of wonderful people and I want to thank everyone who has supported me during my two years as President. I believe NABMA continues to do a great job in representing the market industry and I urge everyone to join us in 2019 to celebrate NABMA’s 100th birthday.”
In an upbeat report from NABMA CEO Graham Wilson the conference heard that membership was at an all time high of 257. A range of successful events were held with the two major Conferences attracting 350 delegates. Love Your Local Market (LYLM) again made a big impact nationally and internationally. The NABMA Diploma attracted a record number of candidates and other NABMA services such as health checks and help on major issues such as VAT were well received.