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Islington Life: 2018’s Top Traders Revealed

November 20th, 2018

islife18aSu got into the festive spirit at the weekend, presenting prizes to Islington’s market traders, as reported by Islington Life.

Two long-standing and popular stall holders have been named Islington’s Market Traders of the Year 2018.

David Brastock, whose card stall has been operating in Chapel Market for 50 years, and Serpil Erce, behind Sunny Olive Tree stall at Whitecross Street Market, were presented with their prize – £150 off their ground rent – by Islington celebrity Su Pollard and the Mayor of Islington, Cllr Dave Poyser, at the Chapel Market Christmas light switch-on event on Saturday 17 November.

David’s daughter Jo Coote, who now runs the card stall, said: “It’s fantastic to have won this competition on our 50th year in Chapel Market. It is thanks to our wonderful customers and we are so proud to have been nominated by them.”

Serpil, who won the Market Trader of the Year title last year and in 2009, said: “I am overwhelmed and delighted to have won this for the second year in a row. We have lovely and loyal customers, who know that we will be out in Whitecross Street come rain or shine.”

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Islington Life: Islington Gets Festive!

December 23rd, 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Su and her festive friends are the cover stars of the Winter 2017 issue of ‘Islington Life’. Click below to flick through the issue online.

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Islington Life: Traders Win With Healthy Choices

November 25th, 2017

islife17aServing up a healthy portion of our five-a-day has bagged two Islington traders the coveted title of Market Trader of the Year 2017.

Street food trader Serpil Erce, who serves up healthy salads from her stall Sunny Olive Tree at Whitecross Street Market, and fruit and veg seller Dave Jackson, based at Chapel Market, were both chosen by public vote.

Serpil won the take-away food category and Dave won in the general market goods category. They were presented with their prize – £150 off their ground rent – by Islington celebrity Su Pollard at the Chapel Market Christmas light switch-on event on Saturday 18 November.

A total of 256 votes were cast since the competition was launched in May, with shoppers, residents and visitors across the borough voting for their favourite street traders.

Annie Denny, who nominated Serpil, said it was because of her “service with a smile, and healthy food that gets us to eat our five-a-day!” Rob Walters nominated Dave because of his “lovely fresh veg and fruit. A nice guy who is pleasant and always cheerful.” Both shoppers will receive £50 to spend at their chosen trader’s stall.

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