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Northumberland based food & beverage businesses are invited to apply for an opportunity to benefit from a fully funded, bespoke mobile app compatible with Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

The app allows customers to book a table, order food and take payment directly, reducing contact with staff.

The coming weeks will see further retailers open their doors for the first time at the newly built Tyneview Retail Park in Prudhoe, Northumberland.

First to start trading was discount retailer B&M which opened for business in mid-November. Supermarket chain Aldi and local business Café Ginerva will follow shortly, opening over the next couple of months.

Sarah Smith followed her passion of photography with an already established and successful business, however with the arrival of lockdown, she decided that her career needed to take a new direction the focus… highland cows.

Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery technologies, has selected Blyth, Northumberland to be the site of the UK’s first gigaplant. It intends to begin construction in Summer 2021 and world-class lithium-ion batteries will be in production by the end of 2023.

A local furniture business have sought out additional premises to open a second shop allowing significant growth and expansion.

Quay Furniture based in Royal Quays, North Shields and a sister company to Northumbria Flooring based in Blyth (North East retailer of the year award winner 2019) are to open a new store in Ashington, Northumberland.

Department for Work and Pensions Minister and MP for Hexham Guy Opperman has visited Tyneview Retail Park, a new retail and roadside development to the North of Prudhoe town centre.

Prudhoe Estates, a joint partnership between Advance Northumberland and Northumberland Estates were pleased to showcase the scheme to Mr Opperman now it is complete and ready for internal fit out.


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