First Pitch Tag

This is the biggest single issue facing the retail market industry.   We are losing market traders in significant numbers and, although we have started to attract new traders with nationwide initiatives such as the NMTF’s First Pitch and Nabma’s Love Your Local Market, the numbers gained...

In 2013, Stockport Market created two weekends of 70s themed events to celebrate LYLM. The launch weekend featured the first ‘Foodie Friday’ late night street food event, which contributed to the 60% increase in footfall over the previous Friday. This event proved so popular that...

Stockport Market are really going to town for LYLM.  Initially offering 5 extra pitches onto the already popular market for Love Your Local Market, they have had the highest rate for people applying to trade with them in the country through the NMTF's First Pitch scheme,...

First Pitch is a market trader start-up scheme run by the National Market Traders Federation, delivered in partnership with market operators all over the UK. It is part-funded by RBS Group’s Inspiring Enterprise programme and is supported by the UK Government, the National Association of British...