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Market Hall excels in LYLM

Knutsford Market Hall have been specially commended by National Association of British Markets Authorities (NABMA) for their contribution to its annual Love your Local Market campaign.

Love your Local Market started on 17th May and lasted for two weeks.  During this time Knutsford Market Hall hosted Egerton School Choir, a Face Painter, Competitions and had a ‘sample’ day offering visitors to the town a taste of all the products the market offers.  There was also a strong social media campaign across Twitter and Facebook.  All traders took part in the campaign.  NABMA gave special praise to Knutsford Market Hall for its strong participation nationally for LYLM with specific mention for photography (Tatton Photography) and trader engagement (The Market Café).  The market overall topped the list of special mentions nationally for its campaign as well.

Sandra Curties, Town Centre Manager, said, “Everyone at The Market Hall was really pleased with the way the campaign went this year.  It has been great to see new faces in the market and our different mix of stalls.  We hope people are realising what a gem the Market is. We host supper clubs, quiz nights and take part in community events all year round.  If you work elsewhere and don’t have time to pop in all our traders are on our website and can be contacted for pre-orders and in many cases delivery. We love our LYLM mugs as well!

Knutsford Market Hall is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 4pm. The Market Café also open on Wednesday. Shoppers at Knutsford Market can find everything for dinner from, fruit and veg, wine and a great range of meat, poultry and fish.  There is a café and you can buy women’s and children’s clothing and accessories and gifts.  There is also a stall offering a weigh and save and eco products. Alongside this is a photography stall offering a full range of both consumer and corporate photography services.

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Love Your Local Market

Knutsford Market Hall will be celebrating Love your Local Market Week which starts this Thursday 17th May and runs for two weeks.

Knutsford Market Hall will launch the fortnight with ‘Taste Thursday’ on 17th May.  Visitors to Knutsford, residents and businesses will be able to enjoy samples from many of the traders: Alan’s Fruit and Veg, Edwards & Emmess Butchers, Morgan Edwards Fine Wines, The Market Café and Mike’s Poultry and Provisions.  Style Loft Boutique and Dave’s Balloons and Greeting cards will also be offering discounts for shoppers.

There will be a surprise or two over the Royal Wedding weekend with maybe even a “Royal visitor” or two.

The following week there will be envelopes hidden around Knutsford containing a voucher from the market hall.  This voucher can then be redeemed for a variety of goods; a punnet of strawberries, a greeting card, cappuccino or even a chicken! Shoppers are asked to keep their eyes peeled at all times!  A children’s face painter will be in residence on Saturday 26th May.  So, if you are shopping in the market that day with children, you know they will be kept amused.  Sandra Curties, Town Centre Manager, said “Knutsford Market Hall is looking forward to Love your Local Market Week.  Whether you are a regular market shopper or not visited before, please come and say hello.  The Market Hall is a hidden gem within Knutsford brimming with local produce and a customer service ethos that is second to none.”

Knutsford Market Hall is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 4pm. Shoppers at Knutsford Market can find everything for dinner from, fruit and veg and a great range of meat, poultry and fish.

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Shop Saturday

This Saturday 12th May will see shoppers visiting Knutsford able to enjoy free parking at Silk Mill Street, Princess Street and King Street car parks from 10 a.m.

Sandra Curties, Knutsford Town Centre Manager, said, “Free parking for the day will encourage shoppers to ‘stay and spend’ and enjoy everything Knutsford has to offer – boutiques, restaurants, cafes as well as our lovely green spaces such as The Moor and The Heath.  Shoppers are reminded to park in designated bays.”.

The four free parking days for 2018 is a Cheshire East imitative across all towns within the borough.   The three other free parking days for Knutsford have been allocated to December in accordance with retailers’ wishes.

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Free Social Media Seminar for Local Businesses

Do you know your hashtags from your Twitter handles, or your Snapchat from your Instagram?

Whatever your level of expertise, no business nowadays can afford to ignore the importance of social media in today’s marketing mix.

Knutsford Town Council has  week launched a new initiative to help local business owners kick start their social media campaigns and better promote their products and services via these digital platforms.  A free social media workshop will take place at the Knutsford Council offices in Toft Road on Wednesday 31st January (6pm – 7.30pm) and will be run in partnership with local creative agency, Bella Design & Marketing. The course will be suitable for complete novices with little prior knowledge, as well as more established social media users who wish to hone their skills.

Town Centre Manager, Sandra Curties, said “Social Media is here to stay and can be a cost-effective way of engaging with both existing customers and reaching new markets. This workshop will provide a relaxed environment for participants to increase their knowledge and learn from the experts.”

Bella Design & Marketing is an established, integrated agency based at Booths Park, Knutsford and with offices in Manchester. The team has extensive experience in managing social media campaigns across a diverse range of sectors for both B2B and consumer-facing clients, including the Royal Cheshire County Show.

Topics covered in the workshop will include an introduction to the main social media platforms, generating exciting content, reaching your target audience, increasing engagement and monitoring your results. Places are limited, and the workshop is open to Knutsford based business and retailers only.  For more information or to book your place, please contact as soon as possible. Priority goes to town centre businesses.

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