If you are a market manager or operator attending this year’s NABMA’s annual conference (17th-19th Sept) then do come along to one of the workshops we will be hosting to explore the ‘community value’ of traditional markets. We will be inviting participants to help shape our research and contribute to our findings by telling us how they measure, use and enhance the community value of their markets and to share examples of best practice.
Our aims for the workshop are to capture expertise within the sector and channel this knowledge into policy recommendations on how to measure and enhance the community value which traditional markets provide. We hope to gather a range of perspectives from both local authority market managers and private operators, and to consider how changes within the sector may be impacting on the economic, social and cultural role of markets within their communities.
As well as attending our workshops, delegates will be able to find out more about our research project by visiting our information stall within the conference venue. There, Sara González and Myfanwy Taylor will be available to provide further information about how to get involved and will be presenting a selection of our team’s previous publications, along with information sheets and materials which will be used as the basis of the workshops. Do come and chat to us!