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ABOUT MISSION FOR MARKETS


Markets are a major part of the history of towns and cities in the United Kingdom. They are important sites of commerce and exchange and represent the heart of our communities.

They continue to be an important part of the retail industry and have always been a traditional nurturing ground for independent retailers.  However, the speed of change in the industry means that markets are coming under increased pressure from well-resourced competitors.  Local authorities, who operate the most markets in the country, are also undergoing massive changes in terms of funding and capability.


The campaign is run by NABMA and the NMTF, two trade organisations which, respectively, represent the interests of those who run markets and those who trade on them. We have performed a health check on markets in the UK (click here to read the results). We will shine a spotlight on best practice and share resources that market operators and market traders can use to up their game.

NMTF

The NMTF is the only national trade association for market and street traders, events retailers and mobile caterers in the UK. We have 25,000 members across the country.

Membership of the NMTF includes liability protection, supplier discounts and business support. We represent micro and small businesses within the sector and fight nationally for their interests.

NABMA

NABMA looks after the interests of market operators. We promote markets on the national stage and provide a wide portfolio of services for our members.

While the bulk of our membership comprises local authorities, NABMA also welcomes operators from any backgrounds. Included in our membership are private operators, social enterprise and community groups.

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BEST PRACTICE


Select a region to view examples of best practice.


NABMA and the NMTF are pulling together examples of best practice from both sides of the industry - from those who trade on markets and market-type events and those who run them.


These case studies, which touch on the six issues above, showcase how traders and operators are creating innovative solutions to tackle problems that we are all facing within the industry.


Click on a region to view examples of best practice in your area. Each case study has a resources area that contains information, contacts links and downloads.

  • Brian McAteer, Essential Edinburgh, Edinburgh Farmers Market
    23rd September 2016
  • Martin Clark, Economic Development Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Market
    16th November 2016
  • Joleen McColgan, Markets Manager, Armagh
    23rd September 2016
  • John Phillips, Oliver's Bistro-Cafe, Newcastle Grainger Market
    14th December 2016
  • Karl Wilson, VJW Jewellery, Newcastle
    23rd September 2016
  • Debbie Pierce, Bury Black Pudding Company, Bury Market & Wholesale
    23rd September 2016
  • Altrincham Market, Trafford
    23rd September 2016
  • Christmas Markets, Manchester
    23rd September 2016
  • Sean Clarke, Beer Central, Sheffield
    23rd September 2016
  • Business Support Guides from NMTF
    23rd September 2016
  • Andy and Wendy Dillon, #brownies, Sheffield
    23rd September 2016
  • Dudley Market, Dudley Market Traders Ltd
    23rd September 2016
  • Friends of The Bullring Markets, Birmingham
    23rd September 2016
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Market, Warwickshire
    23rd September 2016
  • Dean and Gillian Kerry, Kerry's Fresh, Nottingham
    23rd September 2016
  • Tessa Darby, Market Manager, Wendy Fair Markets
    23rd September 2016
  • Belper Farmers' Market, Derbyshire
    23rd September 2016
  • Colchester Market, Colchester Borough Council
    23rd September 2016
  • Daniel Ritchie, Markets and Street Trading Development Manager, Cambridge
    23rd September 2016
  • Friends of Peterborough City Market
    23rd September 2016
  • Suzie Lew, Market and Events Officer, Cirencester Market
    23rd September 2016
  • Katie Sargent, Utta Nutta, Salisbury
    23rd September 2016
  • Richard Howlett, East Oxford Farmers and Community Market, Oxford
    23rd September 2016
  • Thame Market, Oxfordshire
    23rd September 2016
  • Karen Florey, The Running Chicken, Reading
    23rd September 2016
  • Samantha Wallace, From Field and Flower, The Borough Market
    23rd September 2016
  • Enfield Market, The Old Enfield Charitable Trust
    23rd September 2016
  • Tower Hamlets Renters, Chrisp Street, London
    23rd September 2016

Get social with Mission For Markets

M4Markets RT @ManCityCouncil: Manchester hosts the National Youth Market on 1/2 September, find more about those trading at https://t.co/jqSSnEpYUA #…
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M4Markets RT @Doncaster_Mkts: Many thanks to the #marketsmatter team for a great family fun day at Doncaster market. @loveurlocalmkt @MyDoncaster @…
M4Markets RT @ManCityCouncil: The National Youth Market returns to Manchester on Fri 1 Sept & Sat 2 Sept! Find more about those trading at https://t.…
M4Markets RT @altrinchamtoday: Team behind @altrinchammkt transformation to open new operation in Manchester city centre next month https://t.co/Ce0W
M4Markets RT @Chip_and_PIN: Will you be attending @StreetFoodExpo on 26th & 27th Sept @ExCeLLondon? To find out about card payment services visit Sta…
M4Markets RT @Nabma_Markets: Will you be joining us at our Annual Conference in #StratfordUponAvon 17-19 September. Not many spaces left! https://t.c…

NMTF Twitter

Twitter Which hashtags have mattered most to you? #Hashtag10 https://t.co/WyJvGpZXuR
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