The Market is becoming a favourite location of the BBC, with several crews visiting in the last quarter to create some great coverage demonstrating the amazing people and phenomenal range of produce available from NCGM.
CGMA Chair David Frankish and traders Gary Marshall and Dean Knight appeared on the BBC breakfast show when the Market was chosen as the location for business discussions on the impact of rising inflation. Five segments with reporter Nina Warhurst name-checked the market during the breakfast show, which has 1.5 million viewers, and a short segment of Gary’s interview was also repeated on the lunchtime news, which attracts around 2 million viewers.
The BBC is also making a programme focusing on the Market as part of the ‘We are England’ series, and recorded an episode of ‘The Night Shift’, filming through the night on 30th June and 5th July. CGMA’s Jo Breare will be featured, as will Gary and George Marshall, Peter and Sonny from Yes Chef, Vernon, Martin and their team at Natures Choice and Alfonso from La Sovrana. The programme will air in mid-October, we will communicate through our normal channels when we have a date.
And finally… Dr Michael Mosely was on the Market in July to film an episode of his new series ‘How to Live 101’. A scientist walked through buyers walk with a Near Infra Red sensor testing for anthocyanin levels in different fresh fruits and vegetables and talking about how to include more in a balanced diet for great heart health. This is a production for international distribution and Dr Mosely has an enormous following, it’s going to be great publicity, again in a very positive way, for the Market and its tenants.