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Warrington Market has added another accolade to the collection, after winning the Best Large Indoor Market category at the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) Great British Market Awards 2022.
The annual awards ceremony is a prestigious industry event that recognises and celebrates the best markets in the industry across a number of categories. This latest accolade for Warrington Market follows three NABMA awards in 2021 – ‘Team of the Year’, ‘Highly Commended: Innovation’ and ‘Market Manager of the Year’ at the Market Heroes Awards.
Cabinet member for economic development and innovation, Cllr Tom Jennings, said: “I am very proud that Warrington Market continues to receive the national praise and recognition it so rightly deserves.
“The Market plays an important role in the continued regeneration of our town centre and offers the ideal blend of traditional and contemporary stalls, alongside the excellent variety of food and drink businesses at Cookhouse. It has gone from strength-to-strength since opening in 2020, with a dedicated team working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure it remains a destination in its own right in Warrington and beyond.
“We are very lucky to have such an outstanding market on our doorstep and it’s great to see that, through its continued success, it is capturing deserved national attention.”
Discussing Warrington Market’s Award win, Councillor Mick Barker, President of NABMA, said: “This award goes to an already award-winning and much acclaimed market. It is a new market that has demonstrated to the industry innovation in both design and operating. It functions around a quality food and drink offer which is supported by other ancillary traders offering great quality, professionalism and variety.
“This is very much a market of the future but provides a successful balance between modern and traditional retail. In addition, the integration and use of the adjoining market square has created a regeneration opportunity with the market as a focus supporting the revival of the town centre.
“The judging panel consider this to be a beacon of good practise and modern market management, alongside being a great ambassador for markets present and future.”