Exotic fruits of all description add to the colourful scene at St James Market.
From the early hours of the morning, traders set up their wares at the Market off Wakefield Road, to provide retailers in Bradford with a vast array of goods to sell to their customers.
Highly-organised, clean and efficient, it deserves its place as the best Wholesale Market in the country.
It beat off competition from the UK’s largest wholesale fruit, vegetable and flower market New Covent Garden in London, markets in Manchester and Glasgow, London;s famous Spitalfields, and many other markets across Britain to bag the title at the National Association of British Market Authorities conference in Birmingham.
It is quite an achievement for what is one of the smallest council-owned wholesale markets in the country.
”What is interesting is that no matter how large the market the issues surrounding the running are still the same – how to reduce costs, improve environmental performance , and improve security ” says Markets Manager Colin Wolstenholme.
Article taken from the Telegraph & Argus