Vote for your market trader of the year

​Date: 08/03/2016
Ref: PR 6190

The hunt is on to find Wakefield’s Market Trader of the Year 2016.

Wakefield Council’s annual competition recognises the contribution of our markets and market traders to our local communities, and once again members of the public can nominate their favourites.

The Council is looking for a Market Trader of the Year at each of their six markets in:

• Castleford
• Normanton
• Ossett
• Pontefract
• South Elmsall
• Wakefield.

The six winners will then go through to the district final, where judges will decide the overall Wakefield District Market Trader of the Year 2016 following feedback from mystery shoppers. The winner will be officially announced during Love Your Local Market fortnight on 17 to 31 May.

The winner will be a trader who represents all that’s good about the district’s markets. They should:
• Be great ambassadors for their market
• Give excellent customer service
• Offer good quality products
• Have a stall that is dressed to a high standard.

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Skills, said: “There are many wonderful and passionate traders based throughout our district’s markets. I hope that plenty of people take the time to nominate their favourite traders so we can celebrate their contribution to making our markets such vibrant and interesting places to be.”

Residents can vote for their favourite trader by picking up a leaflet from any of the Council’s markets, fill it in and hand it in to a member of Wakefield Council markets staff.

Alternatively, post it to: Market Trader of the Year 2016, Wakefield One, PO Box 700, Burton Street, Wakefield WF1 2EB.

Closing date for entries is 30 April 2016.