Initially Market Place was enaged by the local authority to provide interim management services for three months. Following a successful tendering process, this contract was extended by an addtional 12 months in March 2017.
Our remit is to provide day to day management of the Outdoor Market, covered Market Hall, Produce Hall and 20th Century Stores premises. We are also responsible for managing the letting of indoor and outdoor stalls for regular trading in line with policy and regulations, this requires managing the issuing and renewal of licences and collection of rental income on the Council’s behalf.
It is also our ambition to maximise the diversity of retail offer available through Stockport Market, this coupled with the letting of market premises for specialist markets and events delivered by third parties has had a positive impact on footfall. We also promote a calendar of evening and day time events via various social media platforms which introduced the market as a shopping experience to a nubmer of new visitors.
The Market Place team also provide day-to-day management and supervision of markets staff employed by the Council, offering operational support for the regular market to ensure sufficient staffing and to facilitate delivery of event markets operated by third parties. This ongoing management also includes the review and implementation of market policy and regulations with the objective of optimising the income and expenditure ratio of Stockport Market within the agreed fees and charges structure.
With many exciting plans in development we are confident the market has a successful future ahead of it.