Monday, May 29, 2023

Cottingham wins UK’s ‘top market’ accolade

Cottingham Market, held every Thursday in the town’s Market Green, has been named Best Small Outdoor Market at the annual Great British Market Awards.

The market is owned by East riding of Yorkshire Council, and run on licence by the Cottingham Market Traders Co-op.

The Great British Market Awards are run each year by the National Association of British Market Authorities.

John Dyson, one of the longest-standing traders at the market and a member of the co-op, was presented with the award at the ceremony in Birmingham.

He said: “It’s an achievement to win this national award. We’re only a small market and all the traders are friends.”

The market has around 25 stalls, selling a variety of food, clothing and other goods, and is known for its social media presence.

Councillor Jane Evison, the council’s portfolio holder for economic investment, growth, and tourism, said: “This is a great result for Cottingham, and for the East Riding, to win this national award.

“This market is a perfect example of a positive, proactive working relationship between traders and the council, and is vital to this village.”

David Preston, chief executive of NABMA, said Cottingham Market was chosen to win the award for a number of outstanding reasons.

He said: “It is the hub, and a focal point of activity, for its local community with a variety of traditional and modern stalls.

“The market is also renowned as a visitor attraction with many themed and special market events.

“It has excellent social media platforms, a huge trader buy-in and has positive leadership and supportive management that is an example for others to follow.”

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