Shop Hartlepool is a proud new initiative brought to you in partnership with Love Hartlepool and Hartlepool Borough Council. With funding from the Government’s Reopening the High Street Safely Fund (RHSSF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Love Hartlepool’s research revealed people want to purchase local goods and services but struggle to find what’s available. Add to that the struggle faced by many local businesses as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions, especially in coastal resorts, and the need for an online resource platform became clear.
After successfully receiving a RHSSF funding agreement in 2020 (now rebranded as the Welcome Back Fund), Hartlepool Borough Council allocated part of the funds to a marketing campaign to support local businesses, creating the Shop Hartlepool campaign.
Alongside Hartlepool Borough Council and local design agency, In Studio we launched the Shop Hartlepool website in June 2021. The website became a central location to represent all the fantastic local businesses throughout the town. Each business registering to the platform has its own page to showcase its business story, details and connect its social media.
We’ve been using social media, to share and showcase the activities of Shop Hartlepool businesses to the people of Hartlepool. Social media has been the perfect place to spread the word about their fantastic products, events and more.
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