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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.   

Shop Hartlepool Christmas Window Competition Winner 2021 is…

Now that we are knee deep in January, Christmas may seem like a distant memory but our Christmas Window competition winner is still riding high. We caught up with the lovely folks at The Simple Weigh, the winners of the first ever Shop Hartlepool Christmas Window Competition, to introduce their business. 

Who are ‘The Simple Weigh’ and what can customers expect from your shop?

We are an eco friendly refill shop, trying to help the good people of Hartlepool to reduce the amount of plastic going into landfill, by allowing people to bring in their own containers to buy as much or as little of a product as they need. We also have containers and paper bags so don’t worry if you don’t have a container to bring with you.

Where can people find your shop if they are looking to make the move to more eco-consicous shopping?

We are in The Gemini Centre, at the back of Mary Lambert, in Roker Street. You can follow us on Facebook, instagram or on our website

Why did you decide to join our Christmas Window Competition?

We entered the competition for The Christmas Window competition because we wanted to have some fun, and take part in a local competition with other local businesses.

We loved the theme of your window, especially the fantastic poem. We’d love to know where the idea came from for your winning window.

We had taken part in The Monkey Trail, and had had one of the brilliant monkey statues in our window. We thought it would be fun to make up a story about The Hartlepool Monkey and The Grinch trying to steal Christmas and The Monkey saving it.

What was your main motivation for joining the Shop Hartlepool platform?

We joined local Hartlepool to be part of the shop Hartlepool community.

Why do you love having a business in Hartlepool specifically?

Our favourite part of having a local business is meeting local people. We are a lovely town with lovely people.

Tell us your highlight of 2021 and what you are looking forward to most in 2022

Our highlight of 2021 was winning the Christmas window competition of course. We hope that 2022 will bring us more new customers, new challenges, and being able to help as many people as possible on their plastic free journey. Our biggest event this year will be the fact that we are moving to new premises, so watch this space!

You heard it here first, The Simple Weigh are moving into a new space this year! We are delighted to hear that their business is thriving and expanding, allowing them to do more towards their mission to reduce plastic use in the town. We’d like to personally thank them for joining in our Christmas Window Competition, and send them a huge congratulations. We hope you enjoyed hearing about everything The Simple Weigh has been up to as much as we have. 

Don’t forget to visit their page on Shop Hartlepool or follow them on social media below to stay updated with their new products and their big move. 

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