Market Trader of the Year 2018

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From antiques to fresh produce, Islington boasts five established council-run markets: Chapel, Exmouth, Camden Passage, Whitecross Street and Archway. Steeped in hundreds of years of tradition, the borough has a long heritage of market trading.

Following the success of last year’s Market Trader of the Year, the search for Islington’s favourite trader is back!

The award is a chance to get recognition and appreciation from the local community. Last year’s joint winners were Serpil Erce who runs Sunny Olives at Whitecross Street Market and Dave Jackson, who runs a popular fruit stall in Chapel Market.

Serpil told us: “We were over the moon to have won Market Trader of the Year last year for the second time. We also won in 2009! I think our customers voted for us as we provide healthy fresh and nutritious food to our customers with a smile. I encourage all to vote for this year’s competition!”

Dave said: “My family have run this stall for generations. I’ve really enjoyed feeling recognised and appreciated by the community my family have served.”

The competition is open to traders directly licenced by Islington Council at one of the five main council-run markets.

The winning trader will receive £150 off their stall rent – and the person who nominates them will win £50 to spend at the trader’s stall.

How to vote

You can vote by either sending your nomination to or by picking up an entry form from a market trader and sending it to Street Trading, Islington Council, 222 Upper Street, N1 1XR.

The competition closes on 10 November 2018 and the winner announced on Saturday 17 November at the Angel Christmas lights switch on. All data will we hold on the nominations will be treated in accordance to GDPR regulations.

Find out more about Islington’s markets here

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