Tameside Markets are celebrating a hat-trick after winning three national awards.
Staff have been named Market Team of the Year by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) after impressing judges with the “range and quality” of markets they provide as well as their vision and support of initiatives such as Love Your Local Market.
The accolade follows Ashton Market winning the coveted Britain’s Favourite Market title following a public vote coordinated by NABMA. The eco-friendly market was also named Britain’s Greenest Market for the second year running by the National Market Traders’ Federation.
NABMA Chief Executive Graham Wilson said:
“We’re delighted to make this award to Tameside as Market Team of the Year. The competition was open to nominations from around the UK. The Tameside markets team are committed, enthusiastic and share a vision that centres itself on a proud local market tradition supported by professional management.”
Deputy Executive Leader, Cllr John Taylor, who is responsible for markets said:
“The success and recognition in all three national awards is a testament to the enthusiasm, innovation and hard work being ploughed into Tameside’s markets to ensure they are vibrant, attractive and sustainable for the future. I would like to take this opportunity to thank traders and staff for their drive and commitment and – importantly – shoppers for their ongoing, loyal support.”