Loughborough market has been crowned best large outdoor market at the British Market of the Year Awards.
The market was praised for supporting traders with the ‘Try a Trade’ offer. That allows people to have a free stall on the market for a day and 50 per cent off a stall for three months. The award also recognises the market's work with Loughborough University. Traders spent a day on campus, and students held a lecture in the market place.
Councillor David Hayes said:
We’re absolutely delighted to have won best large outdoor market! Loughborough market is a fantastic part of our town centre and provides not only the Thursday and Saturday retail markets, but also vintage, farmers and festive markets throughout the year too.