20 May Markets Minister Announced
The announcement of the new governments Minister for High Streets, Town Centres and Markets was made earlier today by the Department for Communities and Local Government, who have been keen supporters of the Love Your Local Market campaign, working closely with lead organisation, The National Association of British Market Authorities.
Marcus Jones has a history of campaigning for micro-businesses in his role as Ambassador for the 2010 ‘Keep Trade Local’, organised by The Federation of Small Business, even being presented with an award by the Federation for the Best ‘Small Business Friendly’ MP. We hope Mr Jones will be just as enthusiastic an advocate of Love Your Local Market.
The new markets MP also heads up the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Town Centres as Chair, as well as having sat on the Backbench Business and Administration Select Committees, so has a good understanding of the challenges currently facing our markets and town centres.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with government and working with the Minister in the future….with one week to go of Love Your Local Market, we will hopefully see him out and about in his constituency visiting the excellent events being held on Nuneaton and Bedworth Markets.