Norwich shortlisted for Britain’s Favourite Market award

Norwich Market and Gentlemans Walk.

Norwich Market and Gentlemans Walk. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Norwich Market has made it to the finals of the Great British Market Awards.

Founded in the 11th century, the 200 stall market has been shortlisted for Britain's Favourite Market.

Also up for the award are Cambridge, Shrewsbury, Barrow in Furness, Leeds Kirkgate and Skipton.

The National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) revealed the finalists on December 5, following an online public vote.

Norwich City Council said the news was 'fantastic' and thanked those who voted.

Finalists will be visited by members of the NABMA judging panel before Christmas whose aim is to discover why the market is loved by its customers and supporters.

During their visit, judges will be looking at how the market works with local partners, provides opportunities for new traders, develops businesses, involves young people, drives footfall and encourages dwell time.

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Each market will also receive a visit by Storecheckers, the mystery shopping organisation over the coming weeks.

The winner of Britain's Favourite Market will be announced at the NABMA One Day Conference in Birmingham on January 25 2018.

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