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Long-standing Top Town Market trader celebrates 101 years in business

10:37 am, Wednesday, 30th September 2020 - 3 years ago

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A long-standing Grimsby Top Town Market fruit and veg trader is celebrating 101 years of business this month.

Turner Bros is a family-run business that has proudly traded at the market for eight years.

Helen Riley, co-director at Turner Bros, said: “My great grandad Thomas Turner came out of the army in 1919 and started selling any fresh produce he could find. I’m sure he would be thrilled to know 101 years later, his little cart on the market has turned into the business it is today.

“At Turners, we have always taken pride in our quality produce and this is why we have been successful all these years. The past few months have been a real challenge for us, but we’ve adapted accordingly, offering a delivery service every market day.

“We would like to thank all our customers for supporting us over the years who make our work worthwhile.”

Councillor John Fenty, portfolio holder for regeneration and skills at North East Lincolnshire Council, added: “I’m proud Turner Bros continue to work with us and have a base in Top Town Market, located in the heart of Grimsby Town Centre.

“They have been a cornerstone with us for many years and I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate them. I hope to see them continuing to trade for many more years to come at Top Town.

“As we celebrate this achievement, I’d like to highlight the amount of experienced and supportive traders that call Top Town Market their home and call out to any local people with a potential business idea or online retailers to get in touch and see how you could be a part of the market family.

“Our traders are a supporting and welcoming group who would willingly support new traders in trialling out their business ambitions.”  

You can follow Turner Bros Facebook page @Turnerbrosltdgrimsby.

Top Town Market, managed by ENGIE, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, between 9am and 4pm.

Stalls are available from £46 per week, with no lease agreements committing traders, making it an ideal opportunity to trial a business idea or create a physical presence.

Potential traders can contact the team to discuss their proposals and for further advice and support.

To discuss your requirements and options, contact the Markets Management Team on (01472) 325836 or email [email protected].

For details on all of North East Lincolnshire’s market, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/markets.

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