Shropshire Star

Search is on for Shrewsbury's best market trader

Shoppers in Shrewsbury are being asked to cast their vote to find the Market Trader of Year 2020.

Shrewsbury Market Hall

People visiting the indoor market before March 20 can nominate their favourite trader to win a Mayor of Shrewsbury award.

The trader with the most votes will be presented with a trophy at the annual awards ceremony in the Guildhall on April 29.

Mike Cox, outdoor recreation and asset manager for Shrewsbury Town Council, said: "We know that the Market Hall is popular is with shoppers and we are delighted to be able to celebrate all of the wonderful businesses we have here.

"There’s always tough competition for the top spot so every vote really does count."

Since the inception of the award for Market Trader of the Year in 2014, previous winners have included The Market Buffet in 2014 and 2017, Amess Brothers fruit & vegetable stall in 2015, and Café Aleoli in 2016 and 2018, while The Card Stand won the award in 2019.

Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Phil Gillam, added: "This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to vote for their favourite Market Hall trader and I would encourage people to visit and cast their vote.

"With such a great range of businesses there, it won’t be an easy decision."

Nomination forms are available in the market and completed forms should be deposited in the ballot box provided.

Duplicate entries will not be counted.