Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, recently presented awards to the winners of the Great British Market Awards 2022 which were announced at a prestigious event in Birmingham on Thursday 3 February 2022.
Mr Baynes, who is also the Chairman of the All-Party Markets Parliamentary Group, spoke at the event organised by NABMA (The National Association of British market Authorities) where the most hotly anticipated award is that of Britain’s Favourite Market 2022. The awards attract tens of thousands of public votes, and the winners are chosen from shortlist who are then visited by mystery shoppers and finally selected by a panel of industry experts.
Councillor Mick Barker, President of NABMA, said:
“After over 30,000 public votes were received online, it is heartening to see passion and enthusiasm for markets across the country.
“Year on year this competition demonstrates the value and pride that towns and cities place in their local market and the innovation and diversity that applies in modern market management.”
Simon Baynes MP said:
“It was a pleasure to present awards to the winners of the Great British Market Awards 2022. Nominations came in from far and wide and presented the most difficult of jobs for the judging panel. The judging panel was representative of some of the most experienced market professionals in the industry. Markets have shown great tenacity, innovation and enterprise over the last two years and continue to be valued as key parts of local communities and vital to the regeneration of our towns and cities. Congratulations to all the winners.”