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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.   

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with Shop Hartlepool

To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th Jubilee, Shop Hartlepool are encouraging local businesses to join in the celebrations. Inspired by the creativity shown by local businesses in the 2021 Christmas Window Display competition, Shop Hartlepool are hosting a Platinum Jubilee Window Trail. Shop Hartlepool businesses can be as creative as they wish: decorating their window to suit the occasion. There will be creating a central place on the Shop Hartlepool blog to host the businesses involved so that people can follow the trail around the town to admire the Jubilee themed windows.

The Shop Hartlepool 2021 Christmas Window Display competition was a fantastic success with 28 local businesses joining the competition. Following a public vote The Simple Weigh crowned the best display in the town.

The Shop Hartlepool Platinum Jubilee Window Trail is an opportunity for businesses to get involved with Shop Hartlepool, other businesses and the community, while also celebrating the Queen, royalty and all things British. The Jubilee Window Trail will not be a competition, it will be a fun activity for Shop Hartlepool businesses to be involved in. Everyone will be a winner!

How businesses can get involved

Step 1 : Make sure your business is registered to Shop Hartlepool. If you aren’t part of our community yet, you can sign up here

Step 2: Let your imaginations go wild and decorate your window.

Step 3: Take a photo of your window and send it to Shop Hartlepool by 20th May 2022 to be included in the Shop Hartlepool Platinum Jubilee Window Trail and blog post.

Send us your photo in one of the following ways: 

  1. Message us on social media

  2. Send us an email at
  3. Fill in the contact form on our website
  4. Tag us in your social media post

Important things to note

– To be included in our blog post, we need to know about your window display by May 20th. Any photos sent after this time, won’t be guaranteed to be included on the Shop Hartlepool blog

– There will be no competition, we won’t be announcing a ‘winner’. We are simply encouraging everyone to get involved and have some fun!

Why should businesses join in the fun?

  1. We’ll share the photo you send of your window, on our social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  2. You’ll be included in the Platinum Jubilee Window Trail blog post at
  3. We’ll promote any of your products/events for the Jubilee celebrations, just let us know what you have on offer
  4. Download a ‘virtual sticker’ to share on your social media to show your participation
  5. It is a great way to get involved with the celebrations alongside other Shop Hartlepool businesses and with the town as a whole

Shop Hartlepool Jubilee Window Trail Resources

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