Published 29th January 2018
Many congratulations to Shrewsbury Town Council, whose indoor market hall has been named Britain's Favourite Market.
The award was made at the annual Great British Market Awards organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) in Birmingham this week.
Shrewsbury was competing for the title against five other finalists – markets in Barrow in Furness, Cambridge, Leeds Kirkgate, Norwich and Skipton. It was also in the running to win two other national awards, Best Large Indoor Market or Best Market Attraction.
The first stage of Britain’s Favourite Market competition involved a public vote. The six markets with the most votes were then short-listed for the second round of the competition, which involved visits by judges and a mystery shopper.
The market hall is run jointly by Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council and has 100 per cent occupancy and a healthy waiting list.
Helen Ball, town clerk for Shrewsbury T C, told the Shropshire Star: “We are thrilled that Shrewsbury Market Hall has been recognised as Britain’s Favourite Market. The result bears great testimony to those who make it happen, showing outstanding customer service and a commitment to providing value for money. We are pleased that the judges were able to see for themselves what a truly fantastic market we have in Shrewsbury."