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32 NMTF AGM & CONFERENCE • JUNE 2019
  President’s Dinner — see more pictures at www.nmtf.co.uk/conf19
      New traders bring vibrancy following Hull Trinity’s £3 million makeover
HULL’s down-at-heel Trinity Market has been given a new lease of life thanks to a £3 million redevelopment, the NMTF’s conference was told.
Market Manager Lucy Lines said that gaining the prestigious European City of Culture 2017 accolade had put the spotlight on the drab state of the Victorian market.
The redevelopment, which covered everything from improved drainage to new stalls, had led to an influx of vibrant
street food businesses, she said. Other funky businesses included Outside the Lines, the smallest graffiti shop in the
world.
These bright new businesses were trading alongside traditional stalls such as the cobblers and sweet stall that had been on the market for 30 years or more.
Kallum Nicholson, a 23-year- old entrepreneur who was inspired by his passion for all things green and cruelty-free, has
an affordable option in an up and coming area where events were attracting good footfall.
LONG LEASE
The fact that he hadn’t had to sign his life away on a long lease or contract was also a factor in his decision, he said.
Lucy said a programme of events in the market including weddings and a science festival were creating a buzz.
“We aim to continue to grow and the night economy is our next mission,” she said.
 COBBLERS
Lucy Lines
started The Eco Shed on the market.
He told the conference he had chosen the market because it was
















































































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