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NABMA One Day Conference

26th January 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Professionalising Markets

The National Association of British Market Authorities One Day Conference in Birmingham is an annual event not to be missed.

This years theme is professionalising markets and some fantastic speakers are lined up and of course, we will be hearing the results of all the winners of the Great British Market Awards which will be presented this year by Andrew Percy MP, Minister for Markets.  Among the  including the category for Best Love Your Local Market Event.

Draft Programme

10.00 Opening of Conference by NABMA President Councillor Chris Rosling-Josephs

10.10 Keynote Speaker – Changing the Landscape of Markets

Ken Grieg, Grieg and Stephenson will outline some of the projects the company have been involved in which have changed the landscape of markets and raised their profile around the country.

10.35 Market Management – Past and Present

NABMA presents the results of its survey on Management Arrangements and an update on markets who have gone through a change process.  After working with Government looking at different management models we ask the question as to what messages are coming back 12 months on from operators where change has been introduced?

Colin Wolstenholme, Markets Manager, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Graham Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, NABMA

     11.05 The Changing Face of Markets

Preston Market, in the custodianship of one of the largest northern market authorities, has been going through a major transformation.  Scarborough has also been investing on a significant market project.  What are the headline messages from these major projects and what are the learning outcomes?

Adrian Phillips, Markets Project Team Leader and David Bullock, Markets Manager, Preston City Council

Nick Taylor, Investment Manager, Scarborough Borough Council

11.45 Coffee

12.15 How do we attract qualified young people into Markets

How does the industry promote an academic qualification to retain and reward the interest and commitment from young people in markets.  We launch a nationwide project to get market trading embedded into the education system.

Joe Harrison, Chief Executive, NMTF and Graham Wilson OBE, Chief Executive NABMA

2.45 Primary Authority Partnerships

NMTF has set up a Primary Authority Partnership with Burnley Borough Council. This legal partnership aims to give consistent and ‘assured advice’ to NMTF members on small business matters providing legal protection under challenge.

Chris Savage, Projects Manager, NMTF

12.35 Performance Management in Markets

The publication of the NABMA Markets Performance Template encouraged markets to use this tool to gauge how their market is performing. A pioneer of the assessment process will update us with the results of their assessment

Richard Beddard, Markets and Town Centre Cleansing Manager Stockton on Tees Borough Council

Introduction of Markets Champion

As part of the Great British High Street Awards Nicola Martin of Tameside Council won the Markets Champion Award. We celebrate this award and encourage all markets to nominate a Markets Champion

The KPR Midlink Great British Market Awards 2017

Celebrate with NABMA the announcement of the KPR Midlink Ltd sponsored awards for 2017. The awards will be presented by Andrew Percy MP, Minister for High Streets.

Diploma in Market Administration

Presentation by Andrew Percy MP, Minister for High Streets to a successful student in the 2016 examinations

1.15 Lunch

2.00 The Changing Face of Markets

Any business model relies on good information, policies, research and statistics.  We present the story of Cornish World where the market has been made more modern and attractive.

Malcolm Ball, Chief Executive, WMC Retail Partners PLC

3.00 The Professional Market Manager

How does an operator ensure the management of their market is best equipped to deliver their business plan?  We present the story of Aylesbury Market with its revival being attributed to the close working relationship of the Market team and the traders

Diane Harrison, Promotions Officer, and Paul Kirkham, Market Manager, Aylesbury Vale District Council

2.30 London Markets – the Wider Impact

We look at the results and messages from the London Markets Research Programme. What is happening in the City and what are the implications for UK markets?

Tina Jadav, Regeneration Team, Greater London Council and Andrew McCall, Managing Director, ROI Team Ltd

3.30 Close  

Places are limited, please head to the NABMA website to book


26th January 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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