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  • 18th Jun 2022
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3 father-daughter led businesses in the North East

This Father’s Day, we celebrate some of our favourite father and daughter-led businesses that are right on our doorstep.

Durham Coffee

AMR Building, Unit 8, Sacriston Industrial Estate, Plawsworth Road, DH7 6JX Durham

This father-daughter duo, Bernhard and Carina, fuse exciting coffee flavour profiles with a celebration of heritage and community bringing us ethically sourced coffee with a local twist. With a range of beans from around the world, Durham Coffee is committed to only roasting speciality graded coffee and serving only the finest freshly brewed cuppas.

Home in the heart of Country Durham, this small family-run business wants to encourage people to not just appreciate great coffee but also to connect their taste buds to their surroundings and take the time to cherish the moments and savour the taste. A perfect spot for your caffeine fix.

Dragon Slayer Distillery

Spa Wells, Low Dinsdale, Darlington DL2 1PL

Gin has always been Yasmin and her father Paul’s favourite tipple, so together they channelled their passion and Dragon Slayer Distillery was born. Now they provide pure quality gin that tells the story of local dragon slayer folklore.

With gin lovers in mind, Yasmin and her father produce the most moreish gins that you can easily drink neat with ice and are served in stunning, unique bottles. ‘My dad is my hero so getting to work with him has been a pleasure even when we butt heads,’ says Yasmin. ‘At times it can be difficult as working with family can always be, but I think we both bring a different perspective to the table which is helpful in the business world.’

Cookie Freaks

Unit 17, Enterprise House, Team Valley, Gateshead NE11 0SR

Kieron and his daughter Macy had always been close but running a business together has been a dream for them. With their love for cookies and Macy’s passion for baking since a young age, the father-daughter duo began to experiment with hundreds of recipes for cookie dough and cookie-based products before creating the perfect melt-in-your-mouth cookie dough formula that is unique to them and Cookie Freaks was born.

There are just two words for you. Cookie. Pie. Whether it’s the OG Cookies and Cream creation – handmade choc-chunk cookie dough baked into a pie and filled with cookies and cream spread and whole Oreos – or something a little crazier like the Kinder Bueno or Lotus Biscoff and Gold Bar variations, we can promise won’t be disappointed.

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Laura Kingston
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Laura is the Founder and Editor of High Life North. She had the idea to set up an exclusively digital women’s magazine after feeling there was a gap in the market in the North East. With over 10 years of experience in marketing and PR, Laura had a very clear…


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