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Tall Ships event wins national award – for its market!









This past summer’s hugely successful Tall Ships event has picked up a prestigious national award – for its market!

The market, which took place at a number of locations across the Tall Ships site last July, was named ‘Best Large Speciality Market’ at the 2016 Great British Markets Awards, being held in Birmingham this afternoon (Thursday).

The awards are organised by NABMA, the National Association of British Market Authorities, the industry body for markets across the United Kingdom, and are regarded as the most prestigious in the markets business.

The citation for the award stated:  “Strong competition existed in this category. The winner was recognised as providing a very special, spectacular and unique event that showcased this market to the world. It gave huge attention to detail in its delivery, even moving and replacing infrastructure. The market even included the provision of a 20×25 metre beach with huts doubling as trader’s chalets. Without doubt, this market went the extra mile in every aspect of its delivery. Locally, nationally and internationally this market excelled.”

In 2014, St George’s Market won the ‘Best Large Indoor Market’ category at the same awards.


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