Meet the new manager of Shambles Market, Lucy Lines.
She was appointed this week by Make It York to develop the market and maximise its potential as one of York’s greatest assets.
Lucy has bags of events and market management experience – including most recently as manager for Trinity Market in Hull.
Lucy also managed the ‘Humber Street’ and ‘Made and Sold in Hull’ Markets and has experience as a licensee, managing numerous bars and night club events in Hull.
Her brief is to bring more shoppers to Shambles Market and deliver a series of community-focused pop-up events. During her 11-year career, Lucy has developed a track record of revitalising markets through events, in partnership with arts and music organisations.
Lucy said she was hugely excited by the job. “There is such a unique range of traders and an incredibly diverse mix of different types of businesses, and I can’t wait to work alongside them to shape plans for the future direction of the market.
“Shambles Market has a really special atmosphere and I am looking forward to leading the team in the ongoing plans to make this a vibrant hub for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
A warm welcome
Kevin Tuohy, chair of York Marker Traders Forum said: “The YMTF welcome Lucy and look forward to working collaboratively with her to positively develop the Shambles Market.
“We were very taken with her vast array of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm for all aspects of market life and will look forward to working closely with Lucy and her team.
“We feel confident that together we can maintain the traditional classic Shambles Market ethos combined with exciting new ideas to help drive the local and tourist economy into the market even more successfully.
“Good luck Lucy and thanks for joining our community.”
Her appointment follows the new partnership between First Bus York and Make It York to invest in the future of Shambles Market and attract more visitors.
Supporting York’s diverse array of independent market traders, the partnership plans include a vibrant and modern new look for the market, new creative marketing promotions and regular pop-up events.