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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.   

And we have a winner!

The voting to crown the best dressed shop window in Hartlepool has closed, the votes have been counted and the results are in.

Shop Hartlepool are proud to announce the winner of the Christmas Window Display Competition, as crowned by the people of Hartlepool is…

The Simple Weigh

Their tale of the Hartlepool Grinch and the Monkey won over voters. The Monkey made a stand to save the environment and help reduce plastic waste, just like the wonderful folks at The Simple Weigh, whose Zero Waste policy is a big hit with local shoppers. We think this family run store deserves a gold star for imagination.

Everyone in Hartlepool liked Christmas a lot
But the Hartlepool Grinch did not
He wanted to steal Christmas but the monkey had other ideas
“You can’t have Christmas without plastic”
sneered the Grinch,
“You can if you shop at The Simple Weigh,”
declared the monkey,
And with a flick of his tail, knocked the grinch, back to his cave.

With their eye-catching, cheeky Grinch trying to steal the star off their Christmas tree, and the Monkey having none of it, we hope you agree that they went all out with the festive cheer and put together a stunning display. Well done!

You can find out more about The Simple Weigh on their profile page.

We’d also like to say a few thank yous.

Without Hartlepool Borough Council and Love Hartlepool it wouldn’t have been possible for us to launch the Shop Hartlepool Christmas Campaign to spread some Christmas cheer this year. Thank you for supporting and funding the Shop Hartlepool initiative.  

Thank you to everyone who liked, commented or shared any of our Shop Hartlepool Christmas Advent posts throughout December. The whole Shop Hartlepool Team would personally like to thank you for getting behind the campaign and showing your love. It makes it possible for us to continue our work supporting all the fantastic businesses we know Hartlepool has to offer.

And, last but not least, thank you to all the businesses who entered the competition and had some festive fun for all of Hartlepool to enjoy. Twenty eight fantastic local businesses signed up to take part in our Christmas Window Competition. We hope you all enjoying getting involved with the competition and trail, it quite literally wouldn’t have been possible without you! 

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