This month we chatted to Tom Finnigan who runs the new stall right in the centre of the market.
How did the business start?
“We started trading on the day that Lockdown eased on the 17th June this year. I’m a Salford lad and have been a market trader for over 35 years on many other markets, like Smithfield’s, Warrington and Salford. I’ve always wanted a stall on Bury Market and I’ve been waiting for years for the right one to come up. I’m lucky that this stall’s in such a perfect area and became available just at the right time for me, so I’m really chuffed about it.”
What type of things does your business offer?
“We sell branded groceries, drinks and confectionery at rock bottom prices, with many items cheaper than most supermarkets. We get new products each week, to be able to give fresh offers to our customers and new deals that help to stretch everyone’s weekly food budget.”
What do you like about having a business on Bury Market?
“I have to say having worked on other markets and being able to compare, without a doubt Bury Market is the nicest one I’ve ever ran a stall on. The customers are lovely, it’s great to get such positive feedback and repeat customers and my fellow traders have been really supportive. I think Bury Market is one of the last few remaining proper markets around. It still feels like it used to be years ago – a very traditional institution that strives to supply the local community with the best produce at great prices. You can’t say better than that”
“Yes, we are going to run a draw throughout November. Any customer spending over £5 will be entered into our £200 Cash Christmas Draw, with the winning ticket being drawn on the last Saturday before Christmas.”