B'p Auckland Market

Bishop Auckland’s weekly market is being relaunched with the aim of providing regular town centre retail opportunities to local independent businesses.

From 27th April, Durham Markets Company will be operating the weekly Thursday markets, and inviting regional independent retailers to join the weekly town centre market.

Colin Wilkes, Managing Director of Durham Markets Company, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with the County Council to reinvigorate Bishop Auckland market. We’re keen to attract new traders to the market, making sure we’ve an impressive variety of stalls, manned by people who are passionate and knowledgeable about what they’re selling. As well as attracting traders, we want to encourage those living and working in and around Bishop Auckland to support their local independent businesses by visiting this weekly market. After all, every penny they spend with these businesses, will be pumped back into the local economy, and that’s good for all of us.”

Durham Markets Company takes over the operation of Bishop Auckland Market from Thursday 27th April, initially running a weekly outdoor market in Bishop Auckland Market Place each Thursday from 9am to 4pm.

Joy Allen, Durham County Councillor for Bishop Auckland, added: “Bishop is an historic market with a very proud history. Local residents and local traders want to see our local market back on the map so I am delighted to have attracted the support of Durham Markets Company who will now operate the Bishop Auckland Market. Over recent years Bishop Auckland has earned an enviable reputation for attracting 1000’s of visitors to the annual food festival so the timing of the relaunch is perfect, coming just weeks after the food festival. We’re particularly grateful to the established regular traders who have demonstrated such loyalty to this market over the years. With all the ongoing developments around the town centre in Bishop Auckland, this is the right time and the right company to revitalise our market, and put it on the map as another great reason to come into Bishop Auckland.”

Traders interested in trading at Bishop Auckland weekly Thursday outdoor markets from April 27th should complete this application form.  Email the completed form to colin@durhammarkets.co.uk.  For further information, please email colin@durhammarkets.co.uk or call 0191 3846153.