Category: Member Blog

Category: Member Blog

Double award is more than a pipedream

When lockdown 2020 scuppered Brian Kerrigan’s plans for a couple of months off work he changed his focus to start his award-winning business a few months early. We chatted to him to find out how he started a business in lockdown, how winning two awards

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Adversity is no barrier to Purple Chilli

Having set up only months before the pandemic struck, Will Lang and his team rose to the challenges it brought and have thrived throughout the past two years. Will tells us more about his business, those challenges and his plans for the future.   Tell

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Meat and Greet with Kathryn Meadows

As one of the oldest and best-known businesses in Whitley Bay, Nicholson’s Butchers is one of many highlights on the town’s Park View. Now, joint owner Kathryn Meadows has taken up a role on the North Tyneside Business Forum management team and she tells us

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Community means everything to ‘Jilly’

Even during a global pandemic, so many of our local businesses have been grafting in the background to provide products and services to even the most vulnerable people in our communities. We spoke to the team behind Jillys Homebake to find out how they felt

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Meet Sangeeta Chopra

Having worked in sales in the past, Sangeeta set up her current business on Park View in Whitley Bay in December 2018 to follow her passion for cooking and North Indian cuisine. Since then, Sangeeta and her business have become involved in the local business

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