Nourish Bud

100% plant-based, whole food meal prep. Nationwide delivery.

Lily & Faith

A family run business creating sustainable home fragrance products that invigorate your senses and delicately infuse your surroundings.

Forum Books

An award-winning independent bookshop in a beautiful listed chapel right, in the heart of Corbridge, Northumberland.

Durham Coffee

Ethically sourced coffee roasted with care by a father-daughter duo in the North East.

Patternum Tiles

Bespoke patterns of tiles to create an eye-catching feature wall, splash-back, headboard or more...

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The Borders Distillery

A distillery and shop on the Scottish Borders.


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The Wood Yard

A not-for-profit organisation on a mission to divert wood from the local waste stream through its wood recycling service.

Dalton Park

Dalton Park is the biggest outlet shopping destination in the North East, with over 65 stores selling 200 different brands and designer labels.

Baristocracy Coffee

Baristocracy Coffee is a small, family-run speciality coffee roasting business based in North Shields.

Barrel & Bird

Making stylish furniture and home accessories from reclaimed scaffold boards.

Bash Academy

Newcastle’s leading beauty academy with 100% 5 star reviews across all platforms.

Bath House

British artisan maker of sustainable and natural skincare and perfume.

Circe Flower Co

Circe [Ser-see] Flower Co is an artisan florist and plant shop based on Hill Street, Corbridge.

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Corbridge Larder

A deli and cafe in the historic village of Corbridge in the heart of Northumberland.

D’Arcy Design Co

D’Arcy Design Co is a small female-led design studio, offering branding and graphic design services for businesses looking to level-up their visual identity

Daint Jewellery

Dainty and minimalist sterling silver jewellery.

Dovecote Northumberland

100% soy wax candles, handcrafted in Northumberland with all natural botanical ingredients.


Home of timeless decor and statement pieces. Browse thoughtfully selected pieces to help you transform and complete any living space.

Fire & Co.

Specialising in creating your perfect interior – whether that be from using their interior design service or from shopping in their 7,000-square-foot showroom.

Grate Newcastle

Independent cheesemonger championing local and British cheeses, plus all the delicious accompaniments you need.

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Handmade Tyneside

A one-man woodshop and design studio in the North East of England.

Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC

An award-winning social enterprise gift shop and gallery, specialising in ethical gifts made by local artists and fair trade artisans.

House of Zana

Sustainable, luxury garments handmade in stunning and vibrant fabrics.

Infusion CBD

A family-based, environmentally conscious CBD store in Whitley Bay.

La Chocolatrice

A chocolate factory, chocolate shop and chocolate studio. Did we say chocolate?

Laconic Fracture Silver Necklace

Laconic Jewels

Handmade in the UK by British jewellery designer and goldsmith, Lindsay Forbes.

Wynd Design

Based in Wynyard Village, Wynd Design offers full service interior design across the North East of England and beyond. 

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Lucie in the Sky Art

Lucie Clark is a mixed media artist and illustrator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Make No Apologies

A clothing brand that supports all women through physical appearance and opinion.

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Mimi’s Edit

A curated fashion collection that stands out from the usual high street pieces.

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Naturally North CBD

Offering multiple CBD brands and products only supplied from reputable companies backed by laboratory certificates.

Nicholson’s Butchers

After being in the business for over 100 years, we can guarantee you’ll be sure to get the highest quality meats at Nicholson’s.

North Acomb Farm Shop

A family-run farm shop established in 1978.

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NorthburN Fragrance

A mother and daughter luxury fragrance house based in the North East.

Ox Close Farm

Owned and run by the Brass Family, who have been milking cows at Ox Close Farm since the 1930s, this is a real gem in County Durham.

Peppercorn Tax

Chartered Tax Advisers helping clients with tax-related issues and accountancy services.

PureKnead Artisan Bakery

PureKnead is an artisan bakery with a highly skilled team of bakers.

Robinsons Alnwick

Robinson’s Alnwick

If you’re looking for… well, just about anything, you’ll be able to find it here.

Studio 28 Patisserie

A small high end chocolate and pastry shop in Hoult’s Yard.

Style By Bella

A personal stylist offering bespoke packages to help you find your style.

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the bound

Whitley Bay’s newest independent bookshop, with an eye-popping range of books.

The Travelling Bee Company

On a mission to supply us with the highest quality honey.

Toasty Candles

Rapeseed wax candles and reed diffusers hand-poured in Newcastle in small batches.

Decote Loungewear

Luxury loungewear designed here in the North East.

Something Good

Offering shoppers all of their daily essentials without the packaging. 

Studio Vita Interior Design

A mother & daughter run interiors company based in the North East of England.

Alex Clark

Cards, stationery, homeware and gifts have that familiar feeling of coming home.

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Stonebridge Interiors

Luxury bathroom showroom in Ponteland, Northumberland.

Blossom and Ash Florist

Blossom + Ash is a floral design studio based in Co. Durham, specialising in foam free weddings and events for the modern romantic.

Dragon Slayer Distillery

A family business with a desire to provide clean, pure, quality gin for gin lovers.

Carole Crowe Interior Design

Specialises in creating amazing spaces, whether that is residential or commercial.

Appleforth Avenue

Florist based in Sunderland, offering a variety of gorgeous dried and fresh flowers, as well as hand tied bouquets made to order.

Barley Interiors

A small family-run business with a passion for all things design. Home to a collection of unique and beautifully hand-crafted, yet affordable furniture.


Found in Jesmond on the lovely Brentwood Avenue, Nucasa is an Aladdin's Den of homewares and gifts. Based in Aviary Art Gallery, Nucasa also has a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, a range of local coffees, teas, and soft drinks, as well as cakes from Cake Stories.  

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Sara Ellahi Interiors

Situated in Wynyard Village, Sara Ellahi Interiors offer residential and commercial design services in the North East & Nationally. 

Orange Land Rover parked by lake overlooking autumnal hills

Stratstone Land Rover Stockton

Stratstone is a premium automotive retailer offering a personalised customer experience and affordable luxury cars.

Interior view of Wild and Free Gallery in Whitley Bay. Contemporary art and prints line the walls and shelving. A glass display cabinet displays some smaller sculptures. A colourful bouquet of yellow and orange sunflowers have been placed in a vase on the end of a shelf.

Wild and Free Gallery

Contemporary art gallery in Whitley Bay owned and run by local artist Gail Curry.

Kirsty Taylor Goldsmiths

Meticulously hand crafted jewellery, inspired by ancient artisans and unearthed treasures.

Amazing Jane Activewear

Amazing Jane Activewear, creates clothing to build confidence in women, supporting them to lead more active lives.


A small, independent boutique jewellery studio based in the Ouseburn Valley.


LaserHQ is a five star rated business offering laser hair removal.

Greek pasta salad bowl

The Pasta Shop Darlington

Unique pasta shop offering fresh pasta, authentic takeaway dishes, and pasta-making workshops.

Cowell’s Garden Centre

An independent garden centre selling horticultural products, compost plants and seeds.

Lady H Apothecary

Lady H Apothecary is a Northumbrian organic skin care brand, formulated by award winning skin specialist and aromatherapist Lyndsey Lees.

Ruby Tynan

Captivated by a love of delicate and dainty accessories, Ruby Tynan Jewellery creates simple, contemporary and classic collections that are timeless, elegant and most importantly, affordable.

Exterior of Elvet and Bailey on a sunny day. Colourful umbrellas have been hung above the street, adding a joyful feeling to the whole scene.

Elvet & Bailey

A space showcasing the best local, independent businesses, makers and artists with a mission of bringing local back to the high street.

Minimal products on wooden shelves

Beautiful Betty

A haven of calm, Beautiful Betty is Hexham’s first ethical and sustainable beauty shop and salon.

Royal blue exterior of Ruby Tuesday. Flower baskets hang on either side of the shop. A wooden table and chairs sit outside the front of the shop.

Ruby Tuesday

Independent shop featuring an array of carefully curated lifestyle products, homeware, toys and gifts.

Black Land Rover Discovery surrounded by sand

Stratstone Land Rover Newcastle

With a personal service tailored around each customer, Stratstone can help you find your dream Land Rover without emptying your bank account.

Christopher Owens standing in grey studio space

Christopher Owens Photography

Christopher Owens is a North East-based photographer specialising in portraiture that goes deeper than the photo.

Candle and its box sitting side by side on a wooden table. The box is wrapped in a dusty pink bow.

Notes of Northumberland

Candle shop creating natural fragrances to celebrate the essence of Northumberland.

Bouquet of yellow and dusty purple flowers with eucalyptus.

Bloom Florists

Middlesbrough-based florist with a social mission to help people flourish.

A room at the back of the shop is filled with red shelves, books and red leather sofas. A ceiling light glows invitingly and illuminates the mural in the domed ceiling above, which features a landscape and Hagrid's face.

Slightly Foxed

Independent bookshop offering an eclectic range of second-hand books in a welcoming environment.

Floral display in one of the upper floors. An ornate gold mirror stands against the wall next to a large arrangement of flowers and branches. Metal wall art lines the white wall.

Marilyn & Melrose

Three-floor lifestyle store selling unique furniture, jewellery, accessories and wellness products.

The exterior of The Green Shop. It is located in the ground floor of a cottage style building and has been painted a pale green.

The Green Shop

Eco-friendly store selling a range of food, wellness and beauty products with the planet at its core.

Handcrafted dream catchers hanging from the ceiling inside the shop. In the background, there are shelves filled with other gifts and tableware.

Proudlock House & Home

Family-run home and hardware store specialising in high-quality furniture, homeware and gifts.

Exterior of The Seagull's Nest. It is sky blue and the window is filled with tea towels, posters and ornaments.

The Seagull’s Nest

Seaside gift shop in Berwick selling gifts, souvenirs and local crafts.

Interior of the gift shop. It is minimal with white and wood tones. It is filled with neutral wooden furniture, hanging white lights, wall art and many gifts and home accessories.

The Bonny Hoose Company

Home interiors, gift shop and salon providing a friendly and personalised service to its customers.

Beautiful purple and gold gradient earrings with silver detailing. Each one is in the shape of a butterfly wing.

Moon Jewellery

Shop selling contemporary handmade jewellery and bespoke services tailored to your imagination.

Light blue exterior of Circle Vintage. It has stunning arched windows which are filled with clothes on mannequins. An autumnal wreath hangs on the wooden door.

Circle Vintage Durham

Independent shop selling quality vintage and retro clothing, accessories, trinkets and more.

Exterior of Brightwater Gallery. The front is painted ocean blue and features the word Brightwater along the top in white writing. Through the window, you can see a collection of artwork being displayed.

Brightwater Gallery

Gallery, gift shop and delicatessen displaying carefully selected art, crafts and gourmet food.

Cake stand full of almond croissants. Behind it, there are shelves are colourful books.


Collected is a bookshop-cum-café specialising in work written by women.

White t-shirt with a red heart design at the centre. The heart is filled with clouds around its outline, and the Tyne Bridge at its centre. The bold word, Newcastle, curves over the arch of the bridge. It is another design from the clothing brand Elektric Sheep.

Elektrik Sheep

Independent brand and clothing store selling Newcastle-inspired designs.

Gracie & Belle

A mother and daughter business creating hand-poured soy candles and wax melts, from their home studio in the North East.

Finale Shoes and Accessories

A family-run, award-winning independent shoe shop in the lovely village of Corbridge, Northumberland.

Smorgasbord Catering Company

Providing grazing boxes, boards and tables that make for an eye-catching focal point for an event or gathering.

The Good Tempered Chocolate Company

Local chocolatiers making delicious chocolate in plenty of interesting and always on the mark flavours. Don't miss them if you spot them at a market and definitely hit 'buy' if you're browsing the website.

Barter Books Alnwick

Barter Books

A rambling, quirky secondhand bookstore, with open fires, armchairs, model trains and a simple café.

Laneberg Wine

Tyneside's first urban winery, producing high quality, handcrafted wine made from English grapes.

WL Distillery

WL Distillery are an award-winning Durham based independent producer of handcrafted premium spirits with a focus on the distillation of small-batch unique gins. 

Sarah Farooqi Art

Landscapes, townscapes and illustrated maps in Sarah's unique style.

Dene’s Deli

Award-winning, long-established sandwich shop and deli with a difference.

Eleven Boutique

Eleven Boutique

A fashion boutique that showcases simple, effortless and budget-friendly style.

Kay Carter Studio

Beautiful, handmade home accessories in a variety of eye-catching terrazzo and marbled designs.

Kennedy and Rhind

From crusty sourdough loaves to decadent sweet tarts and pies filled to the brim with quality ingredients, customers will find it all at Kennedy and Rhind.

Le Mini Macaron

Small family company established in 2014 making traditional gluten free French macarons to a high standard.

North Chocolates

Described as ‘more desirable than world peace’... Introducing the award-winning North Chocolates, handmade by Bev Stephenson in Newcastle Upon Tyne since 2013.


Offering Supper Clubs, Private Events, Cooking Classes, At-Home Paella kits and other tasty tidbits.

Twenty Nine Degrees

Handcrafted exquisite chocolates in a variety of interesting and exciting flavours.

The Careless Collection

Luxury filled chocolate bars. The first MasterChef product brought from TV to you.

Jesmond Wine Co

Independent wine shop based in Jesmond. Stocking all sorts of bottles you won't find in the supermarket, but still at entry level prices. Great advice if needed from Jon, and spirits also stocked. 

Catchi’s Kimchi

Bringing traditional Korean kimchi to Newcastle, Cat has perfected her recipe and even brought out her own twists. Kimchi is a side dish made from fermented vegetables and a mix of Korean seasonings. It has a spicy and tangy taste, and can be used as a side - Cat likes to have it with a grilled cheese sandwich. Or you could use it as a base for other recipes like stews or fried rice dishes. Cat also does a vegan option. 

Block and Bottle

Multi-award winning free-range butchers and craft beer shop, based on Heaton Road. Great advice available if you're not sure, and delicious fresh meat, as well as dairy products, some veg, and eggs too. Busy at weekends so get there early!

The Origami Café & Gift Shop

The Origami Café & Gift Shop

Gift shop serving cake and drinks with vegan options, including a vegan cake daily.

Bay at the Bank Corbridge

Baby at the Bank

A family-run baby and nursery store in a converted old bank.

Corbridge Cookshop

A cookware shop situated in the centre of Corbridge stocking everything from screws to saucepans.

Grant's Bakery Corbridge

Grant’s Bakery

Award-winning craft bakery in Corbridge, serving outstanding cakes, pastries and sweet treats.

Jasmine & Lilah Interiors Corbridge

Jasmine & Lilah

Offering a new luxurious experience in home decor, furniture and lighting.

Corbridge Garden Room

Corbridge Garden Room

A family-run business specialising in an eclectic range of handpicked gifts, homeware and garden accessories.

Sweet Patisserie

An award-winning patisserie by Chef Emma Carlton, with a couple of tables to enjoy coffee and a cake in-store.

Kork Wine and Deli

Kork Wine and Deli

Visit for wine, beers, charcuterie, cheese and bread that's worth the difference.

Fezziwigs Tynemouth


An independent store for stylish homeware and lovely gifts.

The Cheese and Wine Shop

Darlington's only cheese and wine specialist. Hidden gem of a shop, running for over 20 years in Darlington's historic Clarks Yard.

Fork in the Rose

The only cafe florist in the North East. Grab your coffee and plant fix in one.


A takeaway and deli shop selling handpicked products with a focus on bringing you a useful and unique shop which is as kind as possible to people and planet.

Northern Rye

Handcrafted, small batch bakery specialising in sourdough breads, viennoiserie, sandwiches and great coffee.


Florist and plant shop.

Tynemouth Surf Co.

An established Surf Shop and Surf School that has been running from Tynemouth Longsands Beach since 1995.

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