Swansea Market has been recognised nationally through the following awards and nominations:
APSE Service Awards 2022 – Best Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship Initiative WINNER
The Great British Market Awards 2022 – Britain’s Favourite Market – FINALIST
The Great British Market Awards 2020 – Britain’s Best Large Indoor Market WINNER
The Great British Market Awards 2020 – Britain’s Favourite Market FINALIST
The Great British Market Awards 2015 – Britain’s Best Large Indoor Market WINNER
APSE Service Awards
The APSE Service Awards are a prestigious UK-wide awards scheme run by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE), an organisation that recognises the achievements of public services.
Swansea Market won the award for ‘Best Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship Initiative‘ at the 2022 awards at a ceremony held in September at Swansea Arena.
Cllr David Hopkins, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Performance at Swansea Council, said: “Swansea Market has been at the heart of Swansea life for many years, and it will continue to play a key role in future as part of our city centre’s £1bn transformation.
“Recent schemes like the new customer toilets, the market garden and the new casual trading facilities are supporting entrepreneurship while also generating more footfall and spending at the market, which is helping accelerate our city’s economic recovery from the pandemic.
“Receiving the APSE award for best commercialisation and entrepreneurship initiative is credit to the work of our fantastic market staff and market traders who continue to do so much to raise the market’s profile across the UK and beyond.
“Further improvements are also earmarked at the market in the coming years to create an even better trading and visiting experience there.”
The Great British Market Awards
The Great British Market Awards are an annual competition run by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA).
Swansea Market was awarded the title of ‘Britain’s Best Large Indoor Market‘ for a second time in 2020. Judges for this prestigious award praised the Market for championing local entrepreneurs, its central location and its rich history.
The Market was also saluted for its place within the city centre regeneration programme, its plans to evolve to meet the changing needs of local people, its marketing activity and the way in which the Swansea Council and traders work together to build success.
Nick Jones, chair of the Swansea Market Traders Federation in 2020, said: “It’s wonderful to see the Market recognized and celebrated on a national level.