The Market welcomes the Lord Mayor of Birmingham

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham with her Husband and Birmingham Wholesale Market management and traders
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham with her Husband and Birmingham Wholesale Market management and traders

The Birmingham Wholesale Market recently had a visit from the Lord Mayor of Birmingham. Yvonne Mosquito and her husband Winston enjoyed a full tour of the facility. During this time they met with a lot of tenants as well as the management team.

The Lord Mayor was very impressed with the new facility and thought it was a great triump for Birmingham as it will enable better and more efficient trade.

The Markets hosts NABMA

NABMA the voice of markets meet at Birmingham Wholesale Market

 

The Birmingham Wholesale Market played host to the National Association of British Market Authorities last week.

Representatives from markets from across the UK were present for the members meeting which also included a tour of the Birmingham Wholesale Market.

It was great to welcome them and we hope to do so again soon!

Christmas Opening Hours

Following the recent meeting of the Birmingham Wholesale Fresh Produce Association (BWFPA) a decision has been made regarding the Christmas trading hours for the market.

Christmas opening had been discussed at the previous meeting of the BWFPA and dates proposed subject to feedback.

It was acknowledged that a number of tenants were likely to want to trade on the Sunday prior to Christmas (December 23rd) and therefore the following was agreed as opening times.

The potential for numbers of public to attend site has been recognised and though it is intended to utilise existing security there remains the option to bring in additional security if needed.

Christmas Trading 2018

Friday 21st December Normal weekday hours
Saturday 22nd December Normal Saturday hours
Sunday 23rd December Normal Saturday hours (Fish, Meat and Poultry only open)
Monday 24th December Normal Saturday hours
Tuesday 25th December Closed
Wednesday 26th December Closed
Thursday 27th December Closed
Friday 28th December Normal weekday hours
Saturday 29th December Normal Saturday hours
Monday 31st December Saturday hours
Tuesday 1st January 2019 Closed
Wednesday 2nd January Normal weekday trading

Mayor of the West Midlands visits the Market

Keith Simpson, Andy Street, Jason Wouhra and Rob Nixon at Birmingham Wholesale Market.
Keith Simpson, Andy Street, Jason Wouhra and Rob Nixon at Birmingham Wholesale Market.

The Birmingham Wholesale Market team were very pleased to show Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands and former Managing Director of John Lewis around the Market on Tuesday.

Andy was very impressed with the facility and thought it added a tremendous amount of value to the city and surrounding areas.

Our team captured a selection of interviews with Andy, which will be uploaded very soon.

Birmingham Wholesale Market Opening Day

Birmingham Wholesale Market Company Ltd enjoyed a fantastic opening event on the 5th October. This was the official opening and a chance to tour Birmingham’s new £50 million Wholesale Market and celebrate a successful start to this exciting new chapter in the Market’s story.

Visitors enjoyed sampling the variety of food that was available some of which was prepared by Michelin starred chefs. They got to sample the huge range of delicious fresh produce available at the market each day and enjoy the musical entertainment from around the globe.

Councillor Ian Ward alongside Chris Bavin (star of Britain’s Best Home Cook, Eat Well for Less? and Tomorrow’s Food) did the official countdown the opening.

Join TV chef (star of Britain’s Best Home Cook, Eat Well for Less? and Tomorrow’s Food) Chris Bavin for the official opening of the new purpose-built facility.

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No Children under the age of 16 of the market site

We regret that it is not possible to allow anyone under 16 on site. Outside of the market halls forklifts operate carrying heavy loads to take to customers vehicles and transporting goods around the site.

There are many customer vehicles arriving, parking and leaving the site. There are a limited amount of deliveries allowed on site during trading hours, so there is significant traffic on site during trading hours.

Inside the market halls there are crossing lanes for forklift trucks and pump trucks are used by staff to move heavy loads. Forklifts also operate within tenant premises.

Birmingham Wholesale Market enjoys successful opening period

The Birmingham Wholesale Market opened just before Ramadan and the beginning of the amazing British summer of 2018. So far we have had one day of rain at the market and been very busy and a successful opening by all traders and the market team.Fresh Produce at the Birmingham Wholesale Market

Our delivery lorries very quickly adjusted to the new route and customers found us after the move (with only a few people being talked through how to get to us!). Trade has been up and the traders have settled in well. The last few vacant units have people interested, so we may be full by the end of 2018.

Now it is quieter, the school holidays have an effect on us too! So if you have not been down yet, now is the time when it is a little quieter and we’ve got into the rhythm of the market in it’s new home.

New Market opens for business!

A new chapter for Birmingham’s Wholesale Market began today (8 May 2018), as the traders’ new purpose-built home in Witton opened for business.

Birmingham City Council has significantly invested in the new site to create a facility fit for the 21st Century, which is run by the Birmingham Wholesale Market Management Company.Birmingham Wholesale Market is OPEN!

Based at The Hub, on Nobel Way, Witton, the new market includes 78 units selling fruit and veg, meat, poultry, fish and flowers, along with nine warehouses, café and management offices.

As one of the largest integrated wholesale markets in Europe, Birmingham’s traders provide fresh produce to restaurants, hotels, fast food outlets and local retailers across the Midlands and Wales.

This represents an investment of nearly £50m in Birmingham’s future, with the Wholesale Market acting as a catalyst for city’s economic wellbeing – and its traders playing a vital role in Birmingham’s story – attracting business from across the UK and Europe.

Members of the Birmingham Wholesale Market Company showed both Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council and Waheed Nazir, Corporate Director for Economy, around the new site to see traders open for their first day of business today.


Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “The markets continue to play a major part in Birmingham life and this is the next exciting chapter in a story that goes back almost 900 years.

“This state-of-the-art facility brings the markets firmly into the 21st Century and I’d like to thank traders for working with Birmingham City Council on this project. I’m sure Birmingham’s historic Wholesale Markets and the many traders working there will now grow from strength to strength.”


Eddie Price, director of Birmingham Wholesale Market Company Ltd, said: “We, as the management company – a joint venture between the traders and the city council – wanted to thank the Cllr Ian Ward and Waheed Nazir for their significant contribution, without which the market could not have opened.

“Now our focus is on developing the market to reach its full potential as the wider region’s ‘go-to’ destination for fresh produce.”


Birmingham Wholesale Market is open 3.30am to 11.30am Monday to Friday, and 3.30am to 9.30am on Saturday.

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Market Opens 30th April for Deliveries and 8th May to Trade

The brand new Birmingham Wholesale Market opens on Monday 30th April 2018 for deliveries and opens on Tuesday 8th May for trading.

The Birmingham Wholesale Market is one of the largest integrated wholesale markets in Europe, providing fresh produce to restaurants, hotels, fast food outlets Birmingham Wholesale Market opens on 30th April for Deliveries and to Trade on 8th Mayand local retailers across the Midlands and Wales. Given its Royal Charter in 1166, the Market remain a dynamic and vibrant part of the Birmingham city economy, offering a cost competitive source of fish, poultry, meat, fruit and vegetables and flowers. With its commitment to quality, the Birmingham Wholesale Market offers local producers an international market to compete.

Our new address is: The Hub, Nobel Way, Aston, B6 7EU.