31 Oct Bilston Retail Market
Best Large Outdoor Market
Bilston is a small but busy town with a big heart. The focal point is the market which sees some 9,500 visitors every day. Opening days are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with 117 stalls offering a diverse range of goods. With the bus station and metro in close proximity plus ample free parking it makes an ideal place for customers to shop.
In recent years the market has invested in new lights on its stalls, plus new roof sheets and fascia boards which has greatly enhanced the visual appearance of the market. An attractive incentive scheme for stall rentals has been introduced to encourage new businesses and also retain its existing traders in order to maintain the markets vibrancy.
A new Traders Forum has been established which liaises closely with the Markets Management Team to develop new initiates and encourage new businesses to make this market even better.
WHAT MAKES THIS MARKET GREAT
Bilston Market benefits from a great location with excellent public transport facilities and ample free car parking. Traders and staff have worked tirelessly to create a diverse, friendly and safe shopping environment for its customers, with traders always keen to offer advice. All the aisles are full as you walk around, creating a wonderful atmosphere for both shoppers and traders.
The Markets Management, Frontline Staff and Traders pride themselves on their good working relationship and the Traders Forum is key to this success. With the recent investment from Wolverhampton City Council enhancing the appearance of the outdoor market combined with its efficient operation, these are just some of the criteria that enabled judges to choose Bilston as the Best Large Outdoor Market.