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For more than 20 years Quarterbridge has helped owners and operators of Street Markets and Foodhalls improve their service.

Street Markets and Food Halls offer the opportunity to overcome the impact of online sales and Covid on High Streets. Most Markets are owned and operated by a Local Authority – Town, Borough or District Council – and can be used to promote Town Centre regeneration. We offer the experience and services to deliver results.

At modest cost Markets can be developed as a destination attraction which attracts extra footfall and helps fill empty shop units. Independent research has confirmed Markets create a high density of employment and boost the local economy by supporting local producers and their supply chain.

With food price inflation soaring to an all-time high Markets are now more important than ever to deliver low cost produce to a community. Prices are typically 20% cheaper than seen in Supermarkets and a flourishing Market represents a ‘Point of Difference’ and Visitor attraction.

Quarterbridge remains the foremost professional consultancy to the UK Markets industry.

The Company was established in 1997 to meet the need for professional valuation and appraisal of an increasing number of Market Halls and Open Markets forming part of regeneration projects. Demand for our services has grown to match the shift to online sales and increasing High street voids. The Portas Report of 2011 first hailed Markets as ‘The Saviour of the High Street’ and Covid has made the need for action more urgent than ever. Nowadays Markets have become central to bids for Shared Prosperity Fund and Government support. Quarterbridge offers experienced support for applications.

Quarterbridge has an enviable Client list and prides itself on innovative design and business development. It offers proven retail management strategies and each year helps prepare severalinvestments plans for Market Authorities. We are the lead consultant on many of the UK’s award-winning Market projects. Our unrivalled practical experience shows how to ‘Make Markets Work’.

The market sector is probably Britain’s last undeveloped retail niche, generating £3.5bn annual retail turnover