Nominate your Market Heroes 2020

Nominate your Market Heroes 2020

Today, NABMA launches a new awards programme to recognise our market heroes. We are grateful to Blachere Illumination who have kindly agreed to sponsor the awards.

Without doubt, the year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most difficult for society, local communities and local markets. The impact of the pandemic on traditional and specialist markets has been devastating. Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic however many markets have continued to trade, providing essential items, supporting their communities, and helping to keep the food chain moving.

On a daily basis since March 2020, NABMA has witnessed many stories of how market management and their staff teams have been working with their local traders to keep their market trading in the most worrying and threatening time in market history.

This year, NABMA wishes to change its awards programme and recognise the market heroes in our industry, and to say a public thank you for the difference that certain individuals and groups have made within their market and their community – providing leadership, amazing service and putting at risk, on a daily basis, their own health.

Please nominate your market heroes in the below categories and tell us briefly (no more than 500 words) how your nomination has made an important contribution, provided support, or shown leadership within your market.

The categories are:

Market Manager
Market Team
Market Innovation
Young Market Champion
Market Trader
Friend of Our Market
We are pleased that the National Market Traders Federation are supporting this awards programme to ensure it reflects on our whole industry.The closing date for nominations is 30 November 2020

Please email your nominations to

We welcome news stories, job vacancies and tender opportunities from our members for publication. If your market has some news to share, please email

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