Assessment Criteria

The Council will be assessing your application based upon 60% quality and 40% annual rent bid. The information below shows how the quality is broken down and areas that it would be worth taking into consideration. 

Annual Rent Bid: 40 marks

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Quality: 60 marks

Experience: 5 marks

  • How many years of experience do you have?
  • What experience do you have in this or a similar market sector
  • Is this experience local or further afield

Business Set Up: 15 marks

  • How does your business invest in its staff?
  • Has the business supported anyone through other qualifications that add value to the business?
  • Does the business have a strategy for improving and updating its assets?
  • Does the business source responsibly and sustainably?
  • Has the business carried out market research in the area to determine supply and demand?
  • What evidence do you have to demonstrate this?
  • What sets the business apart from everyone else?
  • Have you supplied supporting evidence - Pictures, Menus, Hire price list etc?

Sustainability: 20 marks

  • Demonstrate how you aim for your business to be waste free.
  • Where are your products from?
  • Do you use local, seasonal produce?
  • How are you reducing food miles?
  • Are your products Fairtrade certified?
  • Are you selecting products from sustainable sources?
  • Are you growing your own?
  • Are you using sustainable energy?
  • How are you reducing/minimising your use of plastic?
  • What do you plan to do with your waste?
  • Have you considered their impact on the local area?

Promotion and Protection of Environment : 20 marks

  • Do you support a local club/group through your business?
  • Do you provide outreach activity through your business?
  • Do you run charitable events or donate to charity through your business?
  • Do you provide/support litter picking activities? 
  • Do you have evidence, awards, recognition with regard to above mentioned initiatives?
  • Public Liability Insurance for at least £5 million
  • Relevant Qualifications for your proposal
  • Activity Risk Assessment
  • Site Risk Assessment
  • Proof that a site specific fire risk assessment been undertake.
  • Are they a registered food business?
  • Do they have a food safety management system?
  • Does the business have a health and safety policy?