Our Christmas 2022 campaign is here!

We are pleased to announce that we will once again be running a Shop Hartlepool Christmas Campaign. If you followed us last year, you’ll likely have seen our Window Display Competition. Lots of Shop Hartlepool businesses got involved, spreading Christmas cheer with wonderfully decorated windows. This year we wanted to do something different which is […]

Discover the Market Hall

Middleton Grange Shopping Centre Manager, Mark Rycraft recently approached us to tell us about the fantastic business located within the Market Hall. Mark spoke passionately about what the retailers have to offer, the people behind the business and the recent work to improve the Market Hall facilities.  We jumped at the idea of a Market […]

The centre of the community

Middleton Grange Shopping Centre is a key part of Hartlepool, a home for high street brands and independent retailers to work alongside each other. Whether you are looking for clothing from big-name brands like New Look and Primark or DIY supplies from retailers including Wilko and B&M, the centre has you covered. Independent retailers have […]

Shop Hartlepool for the Jubilee

Businesses in Hartlepool are celebrating the Jubilee with a fantastic array of bakes and makes. There are plenty of homemade treats available if you are hosting a party over the bank holiday weekend. If you are looking for accessories, decorations and special gifts then Shop Hartlepool businesses are the place to shop!  Berry’s Kitchen Previous […]

Hartlepool Events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

Many of the fantastic businesses in Hartlepool will be joining in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the next month. Whether you are looking for an event to attend or a commemorative item.  Glady’s Vintage Tearoom Jubilee Tea Party June 4th £25pp Booking Required Head to Glady’s Vintage Tearoom at Setaon Carew. a 1940’s themed vintage […]

Meet the faces behind the businesses

Last month, Shop Hartlepool passed a major milestone! More than 200 Hartlepool-based businesses have signed up to the Shop Hartlepool platform, since the site launched last June. To celebrate, the Shop Hartlepool team took to the high street to meet some of the amazing local businesses on the platform. We visited five Shop Hartlepool businesses […]

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 […]

More than just coffee!

If you’ve ever had feelings of loneliness you’ll know how isolating and miserable it feels. And the dark winter months can make those feelings worse. Wouldn’t it be great if there was somewhere people could go to connect and socialise in a friendly and welcoming environment. Step in LilyAnne’s Coffee Bar. Based on Victoria Road […]

Local Success Story: Looking to the future

Thomas & Saunders may be a new name on the Hartlepool high street but but the business and people behind it have been serving the people of Hartlepool for many years.  The practice was established in 1986 by Pagan (Mark Pagan) and McQuade (Gary McQuade), two optometrist friends who founded the company soon after graduating […]

Capturing community spirit

The pandemic hit hard, with so many local businesses suffering financially but community interest companies, like RAW35 were impacted on another level, losing the one thing at their very core. Community. With the whole country locked down at home, many businesses found themselves without the workshops, catch-ups and coffee mornings that linked them to the […]