Haverhill has been named as one of the Markets of the Year at a national awards ceremony thanks to two new initiatives by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.
The National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) held its annual conference and awards in Birmingham today (30) with St Edmundsbury named winner in the ‘Best Love Your Local Market’ event. This was for a series of youth markets and a motor show, both of which were organised by St Edmundsbury Borough Council in conjunction with the town traders.
Cllr Alaric Pugh, St Edmundsbury Cabinet Member for Economic Growth said: “It is great to achievement for our work with the Haverhill market traders, to receive this national recognition. Each of these stalls is a small business and St Edmundsbury is always keen to look for new ways to support the economic growth of the market and of small businesses in general, and to encourage residents living in and around the town to shop locally, where possible.
“The youth market encouraged young entrepreneurs to try their hand at being a market trader. We had good support from the schools in the town while the stalls were very popular with the local community. The motor show meanwhile brought a whole mix of new customers to our stalls.
“We have some wonderful market traders in Haverhill and we very much look forward to building on this national success and working with the stall holders on initiatives to further promote the market’s growth.”