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Love Your Local Market on course for 2013
Market Times • February 2013
   ERIC PICKLES, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, announced in the House of Commons that LYLM 2013 will run from May 15 to 29.
He welcomed the support of the markets industry and said he hoped that it would have the same success as the 2012 campaign.
The initiative is being led by the National Association of British Market Authorities with the support of the National Market Traders Federation.
At the same time as Eric Pickles’ announcement, Markets Minister Mark Prisk called on communities and budding entrepreneurs to back their local markets as part of a wider effort to breathe new life into the nation’s
Ellie Gill, pic courtesy of John Le Brocq at
high streets.
The minister confirmed that the
campaign would give aspiring retailers the chance to test out their ideas at their local markets.
During the Love Your Local Market campaign, new stallholders will be able to take advantage of a ‘Table for a Tenner’ deal — with some offering free pitches — at markets across the country, with many offering mentoring to those setting up shop for the first time.
“Markets can play an integral role in reviving our high streets, offering something new and exciting for shoppers in a way the internet and out- of-town retail centres can’t,” Mark Prisk added.
Secretary of State Eric Pickles (centre) pictured after his announcement with (left to right) NABMA Chief Executive Graham Wilson, All Party Parliamentary Town Centres Group Chairman Marcus Jones MP, All Party Parliamentary Markets Chair Ann Coffey, and NMTF Chief Executive Joe Harrison
 LYLM campaign appoints manager
 Success of 2012
ELLIE GILL has been appointed as the Love Your Local Market Manager to lead the national campaign for 2013.
Ellie has considerable experience experience in event management and a background of skills in community and stakeholder engagement, working widely with private and public sectors. She also has a great deal of experience of markets having undertaken projects with Wiltshire Farmers’ Market; establishing a successful Sunday Market in Marlborough and partnering Wiltshire
Council looking forward to the launch of a weekly market plan for Trowbridge in the Spring of this year.
She has also been a trader at London’s Portobello Road market, selling her own crafts.
Ellie is also the Town Team Co- ordinator for Trowbridge, is well versed in the objectives of the Portas Review and has worked with various social enterprise companies and trusts focusing on helping new businesses. NABMA Chief Executive Graham Wilson
that footfall in towns supporting LYLM was nine per cent higher higher in the fortnight of LYLM than the towns which did not support the campaign.
“This is a terrific endorsement of the success of LYLM and provides an incentive for every market in the country to get involved,” he said.
said: “We are delighted to welcome Ellie who brings a wide range of skills and experience to NABMA alongside boundless energy and enthusiasm.“
Ellie said: “I see the Love Your Local Market role as a catalyst for offering talented individuals, young people and social enterprise initiatives, a low risk, low cost route to market, that supports local economies and celebrates the vibrancy and uniqueness of town centres as an alternative to Clone Town Britain”.
Again this year there will be a series of roadshows to promote the campaign: Borough Market, Southwark (Feb 21); Darlington (Feb 25); Wisbech (March 7); Scunthorpe (March 8); Barnsley (March 13); Leeds (March 14); Loughborough (March 21); Bristol (March 27); and Bolton (March 28).
 LAST year the Love Your Local Market campaign had around 400 markets taking part, with figures suggesting that 2,000 people tried market trading for the first time.
“This year we are looking to involve
up to 500 markets and encourage 3,000 people to try market trading,” said NABMA’s Chief Executive Graham Wilson.
He added that research undertaken as part of the LYLM campaign showed
 Let’s have your nominations... for Market Manager of the Year
NOMINATIONS are invited for the annual award of the Dennis Williams Memorial Trophy for Market Manager of the Year.
Dennis, an NMTF Past President and Honorary Life Member who died in November 2009, was highly respected throughout the markets industry, and was a tower of strength to the federation’s Executive over many years.
The Executive Board therefore felt it appropriate that the trophy named in his honour should go to the market officer deemed by traders to deserve recognition for his or her work.
Officers nominated need not be the market manager — superintendents, supervisors, inspectors — indeed
anyone in a day-to-day managerial role can be nominated.
So do you know an officer who goes that extra mile, perhaps beyond the call of duty?
Ifso,allyouhavetodoistellus,inno more than 200 words, why you think that person deserves the honour.
A shortlist will be drawn up and the winner will be chosen by the federation’s National President Julien Lewis, Honorary National Treasurer Michael Nicholson and Immediate Past President Faye Quigley.
Entries can be sent via email to or by post to Publicity, National Market Traders Federation, Hampton House, Hawshaw
Lane, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 0HA. Please do not forget to include your name, the nominee’s name and title, the
market on which he or she works and your contact details.
The deadline is March 29 2013.
and the John Carter/Harry Cross Cup
NOMINATIONS are now invited for the award of the 2013 John Carter/Harry Cross Memorial Cup, to be presented at our annual general meeting in April.
The cup will go to anyone judged to have done the most for market traders over and above the normal call of duty.
If you know someone you believe is worthy of the honour, send details, including a brief summary of what he or she has done, to the federation at
Hampton House to arrive no later than March 17 2013.
The cup was introduced in 1988 in memory of John Carter, a well-known pitcher.
The name of Past President Harry Cross was added when he died in the mid-nineties.
The Executive Board will consider the nominations at a meeting prior to the AGM.

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