Another top award for Bridgnorth

Special Market award - anne wilson & Vanessa Voysey

Bridgnorth has been recognised for one of its outstanding events in the National Market Awards organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities at Birmingham’s Guild Hall. The town won ‘Best Small Speciality Market’ for the annual Christmas ‘Lighting Up’ event which is organised by the town council and volunteers of the Bridgnorth events committee in November.

“It seems incredible that the town has scooped yet another prestigious award to compliment its success as 2016 Best High Street – Large Market Town in December” said town mayor Vanessa Voysey, “It’s more great news for Bridgnorth and for the many people who put so much into such events.”

The judges made the following comments when announcing that Bridgnorth had won: “For this event Bridgnorth links markets, local food and craft promotion, a fun fair and an evening programme of entertainment crammed into its traditional high street. It fully involves its local community, is provided on a very limited budget and has grown to become an event of county-wide significance.”

It is the highlight of the local winter calendar; it unites the community, provides a recipe for success that many can learn from and delivers an excellent event through a very strong partnership.”

The award was presented to Bridgnorth mayor Vanessa Voysey and town clerk Anne Wilson by Andrew Percy MP, minister for markets and high Streets. “Bridgnorth is having quite a run” he remarked.

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
On Key

Related Posts

Flower show sponsor

Shrewsbury Flower Show is delighted to announce that local jeweller T.H. Baker will once again sponsor the Home and Craft Marquee this year. Andrew Cross,

First lady

The Severn Valley Railway starts its Jubilee year with a new General Manager at the helm. Helen Smith is the first woman to hold the

Agri-tech hub

Work is progressing at Ni-Park, a world leading agricultural research and innovation hub in Newport, which in partnership with Harper Adams University promises to provide

National win

Staff from a Shropshire firm have been named winners of a prestigious national award. The team at Tudor Griffiths Group were awarded the ‘Kitchen and

Float away

Shropshire’s first ever flotation therapy centre is launched this month by Ironbridge couple, Kevin and Suzie Guerin. Kevin said, “Flotation therapy can decrease the production