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Welcome to the Shop Hartlepool blog, a great place to find out more about the amazing businesses signed up to Shop Hartlepool.

We want to shout about Hartlepool’s success stories and introduce you to the new kids on the block. You’ll find behind the scenes articles about local businesses alongside regular updates and news from the Shop Hartlepool team. 

We are always looking for great stories, so if you want to to be featured, or know a business who would, get in touch using the button below.   

Simply the best

Local eco warrior, Lesley Mulcahy, is revolutionising the way we shop by taking us back to the days before pre-packaged foods and cleaning products took over our shelves. The idea is simple, weigh out and pay for what you need. Less plastic, less waste and a visit to the Simple Weigh is always met with a friendly face!

We met Lesley at the Gemini Centre store, and were greeted with a fantastic sense of community, as well as by a local beekeeper and his bees, visiting for the day to entertain and educate kids and grown ups alike!

Why did you start your business?

I was inspired by David Attenborough and his Blue Planet series. I wanted to devils a business which would have a positive impact on the environment, by helping people to shop using less plastic and less waste. 

How important is it for local businesses to support each other?

It’s very important to support each other and keep business within the town. That way everyone wins. 

Where will your business be in 5 years time?

Still trading I hope and in bigger premises. 

What’s your best seller?

Our refills are our best sellers, where people bring their own containers in to refill. 

What’s your favourite treat from your shelves?

I love our teas, the loose leaf, and my favourite is Ginger and Lemongrass. I also love a bag of lentil chips. 

What question do you get asked the most?

“Do you stock local produce?” Yes we do stock lots of local products from Hartlepool and the surrounding area. 

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