Last month was cause for celebration for Ruddington Village Market, with news that the popular monthly event was recognised at the Great British Market Awards 2022.
The national awards, run by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA), celebrates markets from across the country. It reserves the Highly Commended certificate for “markets that NABMA consider play outstanding roles in their local communities and have demonstrated innovation, commitment and gone that extra mile to deliver a quality markets service”.
Ruddington Village Market joins only six other markets from around the UK to receive this recognition, alongside the winners of Britain’s Favourite Market this year, Bury Market.
Receiving the news, Mike Ader, Chair of the Ruddington Village Centre Partnership, the team behind the market, said “This is such an honour for all of us, from the tireless market management and social media teams, right through to the volunteers who keep the whole thing running – this award is for them”.
As the news coincided with the market’s third birthday, Mike added, “The whole community has shown us so much love and support this past three years, and encouraged us to keep building on what we started back in 2019.
“This year we’re very excited to see the market grow. Our Young Entrepreneurs Programme will be making a comeback for 2022, where we coach and mentor young people into starting a market business; plans are underway for our next Makers Night; we’ve already started planning for Christmas; and we have several other exciting projects to reveal later in the year”.
Ruddington Village Market returns on Saturday 5th March on The Green from 9am. For more market news, follow @ruddingtonvillagemarket on Instagram and Facebook.
Mark Pinks, Ruddington Village Centre Partnership