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!


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?

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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.


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!


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.



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.


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