Small Business Saturday

Today is SmallBizSaturday and I wanted to celebrate some of the fantastic small businesses that make Newcastle so great! I’ve visited many small businesses; all of them offer our city something vibrant and exciting. Make sure you go out and shop independent today!

Visits:

I spoke to WDL North East, based in Kenton, who offer building and property maintenance services.It was great to hear that 33% of their apprentices this year are women! Need some maintenance help?

 Check them out here: https://wdlnortheast.co.uk

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I also visited The Magic Hat Cafe, a Community Interest Company (CIC ) in the City Centre who promote ways to tackle food waste with our schools. They run a cafe with some wonderful looking cakes. They are looking for volunteers to help them in the kitchen and with their outreach programmes.

http://themagichatcafe.co.uk/volunteer/

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And off to Blakelaw to visit Mrs T’s Cafe: Mrs T is a Blakelaw legend and her cafe at The Blakelaw Centre is a brilliant small business, serving affordable, nutritious food. It was great to visit them on #SmallBizSaturday!

https://www.facebook.com/100063471435946/menu/

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A massive congratulations to TrilliansRock who have won NewcastleCC‘s Best Small Business People’s Choice award! They’re a really friendly, city centre bar with regular music and a loyal following.

TrilliansRock

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Grainger Market is home to Matthew’s Cheese, a brilliant cheesemonger. I paid a special visit on SmallBizSatUK. They have great cheese and great service.

matthewscheese.com

 

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