23 C
Lancashire
Monday, June 24, 2024

Fleetwood Market wins UK business award

Fleetwood Market has carried off the title of ‘Best of Britain’ for the North of England after wowing judges in a prestigious enterprise award.

The 180-year-old trading centre pipped York-based cufflink retailer Cuffs & Co to the hotly-contested prize set up by business price comparison experts Love Energy Savings.

Judges were impressed by how its management team had maintained a competitive edge by supporting both long-established traders and new entrepreneurs.

Online reviews describe the market as “friendly, buzzing, lively and a shoppers’ delight”.

Marianne Hesketh, Director of Performance and Innovation at Wyre Council which runs the market, said: “We are very pleased to have been chosen for this recognised award for the North West region.

“We pride ourselves in maintaining our traditional Victorian market whilst embracing modern needs by catering for what our visitors want to see.

“We are very excited about receiving this award and continuing the success of Fleetwood Market”

The Love Energy Savings Best of Britain Awards 2018 are sponsored by well-known energy companies, EDF, Scottish Power, NPower, British Gas and Opus.

They were founded four years ago to recognise forward-thinking companies or enterprises that have outshone rivals or made their local community proud.

Other aspects of the Fleetwood Market application that caught the judges’ eye included efforts to ensure it remained inclusive to customers through initiatives such as training traders in how to handle visitors with dementia.

Love Energy Savings Managing Director Phil Foster said: “I would like to congratulate Fleetwood Market on winning the Best of British Award for the North of England.

“It met all the requirements and we were particularly impressed with how it consistently supports people in it community to make a success of their business.

“Love Energy Savings has become established nationally in a relatively short space of time. I hope we enjoy success over as long a period as Fleetwood Market.”

The market is visited by around 250,000 people each year and boasts stall occupancy of 90 per cent, making it one of the most successful markets in Lancashire.

Group visits are commonplace, with approximately 10,000 people arriving on 400 coaches in 2017 – a figure expected to rise this year.

Shoppers are also encouraged to return through a loyalty card scheme and a ‘Digital Hub’ is helping local people get online and develop new IT skills.

spot_imgspot_img

Latest

How goalie gloves can influence your mental game

When it comes to football accessories and equipment –...

NRG Riverside Sold to Astatine Investment Partners, Marking a New Era in Fleet Hire

In a significant development for the UK's fleet hire...

Best Horse Racing Betting Apps In The UK – June 2024

If you are looking for the top horse racing...

Hyatt Teams Up with Jack Parsons for My Duvet Flip

In an exciting new venture, Hyatt has partnered with...
spot_img

Subscribe to our newsletter

Business Lancashire will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Don't miss

NRG Riverside Sold to Astatine Investment Partners, Marking a New Era in Fleet Hire

In a significant development for the UK's fleet hire...

Asbestos Still the Leading Cause of Workplace Deaths in the UK

Enviro Skip Hire's recent research reveals that asbestos remains...

Hyatt Teams Up with Jack Parsons for My Duvet Flip

In an exciting new venture, Hyatt has partnered with...

Lancashire Net Zero Carbon Conference returns this month

The Lancashire Net Zero Carbon Conference is returning on...

More News

Lancaster shop worker fined for selling vape to underage girl

A man working in a Lancaster vape shop has been fined £916 for selling a disposable flavoured vape to a teenager without asking for...

One in three businesses in Lancashire fail test knife purchases

Trading Standards revealed that one in three Lancashire businesses failed their test purchases for knife sales. Operation Sceptre, an operation focusing on knife crime, involved...

Five Preston stores fail underage knife sales test

Five out of eight traders in Preston have failed a knives test purchase set up by Trading Standards officers and police. Young volunteers from across...