Jackie Casey has recently moved on from her job as Bolton’s Market Manager to join Market Place Europe as their Business Development Manager. She has a wealth of experience in the market world and takes that with her to join the hugely successful team Allan Hartwell has in place. Formally Bolton Market Manager, Jackie worked at Bolton Council for 25 years, becoming Market Manager in 2009. During her time as Bolton Market Manager the service went from strength to strength winning a succession of awards such as:
- Retailer of the year at the Manchester Tourism Awards 2009
- Best Indoor Market NABMA 2010
- 5 a day supporter of the year at the Refresh Awards 2011
- Best Food Market BBC Food Farming Awards 2011
- Finalists in the MJ Achievement Awards 2012
Jackie also played a main role in the team that delivered Bolton’s Food and Drink Festival, which is now one of the Top Ten Festivals in the UK, she was also part of the team that successfully delivered the 4.5million redevelopment of Bolton Market during 2014. Jackie’s commitment to the industry was recognised when she was named Market Manager of the year 2013 by the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) and again in 2014 when she was named Market Manger of the Year by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA).
Jackie is committed to the future of markets, she is motivated, driven and innovative, and feels very fortunate to be part of such an exciting industry.
Jackie told MTN,
“I feel extremely lucky to be joining the team at Market Place, it had to be something special for me to move from Bolton and Market Place is that special place. I don’t know of another market company in the UK with such a wealth of market expertise. The future is looking bright, I shall be continuing my development and learning from the experts, its exciting times here at Market Place and I am looking forward to being part of its future achievements.”