High Streets Podcast Episode 3 - Markets

On June 1st, outdoor markets in England were permitted to re-open. In this episode, Gareth Roberts discusses this re-opening with three guests from the industry: Joe Barratt, HSTF board member and founder of the Teenage Market, and Stockport Foodie Fridays; David Preston, Chief Executive of NABMA, who have developed and compiled extensive guidance for market operators; and Joe Harrison, Chief Executive of NMTF, who have produced guidance and materials to assist market traders.

Published 8 June 2020
Last updated 10 June 2020

On June 1st, outdoor markets in England were permitted to re-open. In this episode, Gareth Roberts discusses this re-opening with three guests from the industry:

Joe Barratt, HSTF board member and founder of the Teenage Market, and Stockport Foodie Fridays;
David Preston, Chief Executive of NABMA, who have developed and compiled extensive guidance for market operators; and
Joe Harrison, Chief Executive of NMTF, who have produced guidance and materials to assist market traders.

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In each High Streets Task Force podcast episode, we hear from different guests who will relate their place-related experience and perspectives to the COVID-19 Recovery Framework, with the aim of giving listeners insight and ideas to take into their own places and work.

On June 1st, outdoor markets in England were permitted to re-open. In this episode, Gareth Roberts discusses this re-opening with three guests from the industry:

  • Joe Barratt, HSTF board member and founder of the Teenage Market, and Stockport Foodie Fridays;
  • David Preston, Chief Executive of NABMA, who have developed and compiled extensive guidance for market operators; and
  • Joe Harrison, Chief Executive of NMTF, who have produced guidance and materials to assist market traders.

The episode covers:

- The value of markets to places

- How markets have coped with, and adapted to, the lockdown closure period

- How the first few days of re-opening have gone

- The guidance and resources available to both operators and market traders

- Future challenges for markets, and how they can adapt to these