The City of London Corporation’s Markets Team were given prestigious recognition on 10 October at the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) Awards as they took home three of the accolades. The NABMA not only brings together visionaries, market enthusiasts and professionals but, also those who are excited about caring and advancing the unique character of British markets.
The City of London’s Markets Director, Ben Milligan was awarded the title of ‘Wholesale Market Manager of the Year’. The award is given to a long-standing manager with exceptional operational and strategic career in the markets. Recognised for being at the forefront of delivering the highest standards of food safety and product integrity, Ben’s career has now evolved as he’s become the Programme Director for the Corporation’s iconic Market’s Co-location programme, co-locating Billingsgate Fish Market and Smithfield Meat Market to Dagenham Dock in 2028, with an ambition to move New Spitalfields Fruit and Vegetable Market at a later date.
The ‘Wholesale Market Team of the Year,’ award went to the City of London Corporation’s New Spitalfields team whose deep commitment to protecting traditional markets while also evolving them for modern industries was sighted as unparalleled. On top of all of that, staff member Ogun Gortan from the Corporation’s Markets Team received ‘Highly Commended’ distinction for their continued and exceptional effort on his Diploma for Markets Administration.
Chairman of the Markets Board, Henry Pollard said: “I am immensely proud of our Markets Team for their outstanding achievements at the NABMA Awards. This recognition underscores the team’s exceptional collaboration, tireless dedication, and their ability to set a benchmark for market practices.”