Voting opens for Market Trader of the Year

28/03/2017, PR8511

Market Trader of the Year
Vote for your Market Trader of the Year 2017

The hunt is on to find the district’s Market Trader of the Year 2017.

Wakefield Council has launched the competition to acknowledge the contribution that market traders make to our local communities and members of the public are being asked to vote for their favourites.

The Council is looking for a ‘Market Trader of the Year’ from each of the Council’s markets at Castleford, Normanton, Ossett, Pontefract, South Elmsall and Wakefield.

The six will then go through to the final with the overall winner receiving the title of Wakefield District Market Trader of the Year 2017 and £250 of free trading (no cash alternative).

Cllr Denise Jeffery
Cllr Denise Jeffery

Councillor 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, so we can celebrate their contribution to making our markets such vibrant and interesting places to be.”

The winner will be a trader who represents all that’s best 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.

Residents can vote for their Market Trader of the Year online at

Alternatively, residents can vote for their Market Trader of the Year by completing a leaflet available at any of the Council’s market and handing it in to a member of Wakefield Council market staff.

Entries can also be posted to: Market Trader of the Year 2017, Wakefield One, PO Box 700, Burton Street, Wakefield WF1 2EB.

Entries must be received by Saturday 29 April.

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