Twiddy’s Grub House

At the start of the year, a new restaurant Got Mallow opened on York Road. You are likely to have heard of them as they become incredibly popular with local people (and press) very quickly. Whilst they became popular for marshmallows and desserts, many didn’t realise they had a great savoury menu also on offer.  […]

Simply Bonsai

We recently started a series about the businesses who have made their home at The Arches. We started with Stacey from La Ama De Casa Spanish Cleaning Products (read the blog here) and this week we are talking to Phil from Simply Bonsai.  Simply Bonsai could definitely be called a hidden treasure, tucked away on […]

La Ama De Casa Spanish Cleaning Products

After seeing our previous series, featuring businesses in the Middleton Grange Market Hall, local business owner Stacey suggested we do a series all about businesses in The Arches. We thought it was a fantastic idea and as a thank you for the suggestion, we are starting with her business La Ama De Casa Spanish Cleaning […]

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 […]

C&H Carpets

We are back with another instalment of our September Series all about the businesses at  Middleton Grange Market Hall.  This week, we are featuring C&H Carpets. They are a well established local carpet shop and fitting service in Hartlepool. They’ve been trading for 12 years after owner Mark Halliday decided to set up on his […]

Soap & Soul

We were recently approached by Middleton Grange Shopping Centre Manager, Mark Rycraft to see if we could collaborate to support the local businesses who’ve made their home in the Market Hall. We jumped at the chance to shine a light on local businesses, allowing us to showcase more of what is on offer in the […]

Introducing Woodturning Hartlepool

Woodturning Hartlepool have been part of Shop Hartlepool, almost since the day we launched. It has been fantastic to see the business grow from strength to strength, and for us to be able to support the launch of their new website. Dennis is a certified tutor offering woodturning tuition for anyone who would like to turn their […]

The Seahorse Coffee House celebrate their 1st Birthday!

If you’ve walked along Seaton Carew seafront, you’ll likely have come across The Seahorse Coffee Box. A family-run, independent mobile coffee business with the perfect location to combine a  walk and a coffee. They sell locally roasted coffee and source their bakes from local providers as much as possible.  After the roaring success of The […]

Have a great hair day!

This week, we speak to Janice Auton, Co-Chair of Love Hartlepool and owner of local Hair & Beauty Salon Poppys Hairdressing. Janice supports other businesses in the town, introducing initiatives such as Totally Locally Hartlepool whilst growing her own Hartlepool based business.  What is your backstory as a business owner? I am the founder and […]

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 […]