Bragging rights!

We’re very proud to announce that we won the inaugural BEHTA awards in June (Bath Events, Hospitality and Tourism Awards) for ‘Best Contribution to the Community’ placing gold above Bradford on Avon Tourist Board.

Market Organiser Catherine Stokes collects the BEHTA award in June 2014
Market Organiser Catherine Stokes collects the BEHTA award in June 2014

BAM started life in October 2012 organised by Catherine Stokes and her husband Jai and although Jai no longer works on the market day-to-day, Catherine still does, now helped by Emma White, Bookings Manager and Carla Stobbs, Marketing & Designer, currently on a freelance basis. We now regularly have over 70 stalls and pride ourselves on choosing high quality traders to join us each month and offer them affordably priced stalls so small businesses can reach affluent customers in Bath.

Read an interview that Catherine gave to Total Guide to Bath about the award here.

The Bath Artisan Market Team with our Behta award (from L to R) Carla Stobbs (design, marketing & Happy Inkers), Catherine Stokes (organiser), Emma White (bookings), Charles McKinley (promo board) and Lisa from Happy Inkers.
The Bath Artisan Market Team with our Behta award (from L to R) Carla Stobbs (design, marketing & Happy Inkers), Catherine Stokes (organiser), Emma White (bookings), Charles McKinley (promo board) and Lisa from Happy Inkers.

But not only did we win big, we have also been featured in three national publications: Waitrose Kitchen as one of 21 things to do this Summer, Craftseller – as a must-see fair in Bath and Embroidery magazine (in a piece by Deena Beverley). Not only that but The Bath Magazine featured two of our regular traders (Revel Interiors and Canvas Butterfly) in a piece about talented Bath makers and where you can find them (with us), plus online listings website, Bath 360 ran a piece about our latest success. Phew, that’s about it for now folks!

We appeared in the June Issue in a list of 21 things to do this Summer! Page 44, number 7, June issue!
We appeared in the June Issue in a list of 21 things to do this Summer! Page 44, number 7, June issue!
Bath Artisan Market also features in the July edition of Craftseller magazine on page 61
Bath Artisan Market also features in the July edition of Craftseller magazine on page 61