Salisbury City Council is delighted to announce that Salisbury Charter Market has won the prestigious Best Large Community Market 2017 at The Great British Market Awards in Birmingham. The award was presented by the Markets Minister Andrew Percy MP on Thursday 26 January 2017 at the NABMA (National Association of British Market Authorities) Annual Conference.
The Charter Market is a twice weekly all year round market that has been in existence in the City since 1227. Attracting over 80 stalls the Market sells a wide variety of produce that includes: Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Fashion, Jewellery, Crafts, Household items and more.
Leader of the Council Cllr Andrew Roberts said, “This is a fantastic result for our Charter Market and indeed the City. The Charter Market is a very important part of Salisbury and its local economy. I would like to thank the traders who turn out in all weathers and make our market so successful and of course the team at Salisbury City Council for all their hard work. This award shows how markets can thrive with the right blend of tradition and innovation, backed by investment from the market authority. With this approach I am sure that ours will thrive for many years to come.”
The Charter Market was awarded the prestigious title based on its marketing, branding and continued success in the outdoor market sector. Judges remarked that the ability to continue as a traditional Market but to allow changes to ensure its future made Salisbury Charter Market stand out from its competitors.
For more information please visit www.salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk