Borough Market Wins Yet Another Award
April 8, 2008
The Borough Market in London, renowned throughout the UK for the excellence of its fresh food and its wide range of traders and being an important social and cultural forum for Londoners, has won the NABMA (National Association of British Market Authorities) Best Speciality Market 2008 Award. This award follows its recent receipt of the Evening Standard London’s Best Market Award and the Evening Standard London’s Best Shopping Experience Award. The NABMA Award Ceremony will be held at a special breakfast at Roast restaurant in Borough Market at 9.30am on Wednesday 9th April 2008. NABMA Chief Executive Graham Wilson noted that Borough Market had: "The little extra ingredient that persuaded the judges it was a worthy winner". Upon being congratulated on the win by celebrity chef Anthony Worrall Thompson, Borough Market Trustee George Nicholson, said: "We were thrilled to get the award, particularly since it comes from our peers in the nation’s market industry." Borough Market is a thriving combination of wholesale and retail, with wholesale fruit and vegetable trading taking place at night and retail trading happening on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In addition to this, many of the market’s retailers are also now trading wholesale, neatly closing the circle of the market’s regeneration. It is one of the country’s most important retail markets for fine foods, run as a charity by a board of trustees, all of whom live in the Borough. Upon collecting the Evening Standard award in November, Trustee Will Sibley said: "Our aim at Borough Market is to educate, enthuse and excite. To bring sights, smells, tastes and experiences to the people of London, and to support the small farmers, growers, producers and importers that put so much effort into the produce they sell."