Friends who work together in one of Middlesbrough’s best-known cafes had a day of drama as they competed in the Great North Run to raise money for the James Cook University Hospital. Gemma Brighty – one of the team from Jean’s Kitchen in the Dundas Indoor Market – fell and cut her head after tripping in a pothole just two miles into the half marathon race. Gemma needed hospital treatment and stitches in a head wound but is recovering well from her injury and disappointment.
Two new businesses opening at the Dundas Indoor Market are certain to put a smile on your face. For the last 15 years Shaun Chapman has been helping Teessiders have a good time. He supplies discos, karaoke, photo booths and room decorations and is now opening a one stop party shop.
Four members of staff at one of Middlesbrough’s most popular cafes are taking part in this weekend’s Great North Run to raise money for causes close to all of their hearts.
A popular Middlesbrough retailer is bucking the national trend by opening a new and bigger shop. Rajinder Singh has been running Home Savers, which was started by his dad Nappa in Dundas Indoor Market 10 years ago. He has now moved to a larger shop in the nearby Dundas Centre and offering a new range of products to his customers.
Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market is offering a Summer of Fun for Teessiders of all ages. For younger visitors, and especially fans of Roald Dahl’s BFG, the market is one of the must- visit stops on Middlesbrough’s marvellous Book Benches Trail.
Middlesbrough is proving to be the right place for Mariam Kuna to pursue her ambitions in both education and business. She moved here three years ago to study Fashion part-time at Teesside University and is now opening a specialist hair salon, thanks to the help from Dundas Market’s Enterprise Scheme.
Middlesbrough’s Live Well Centre – which opened less than two years ago – has won a prestigious national award. It was one of 10 council-run projects nominated in the Public Health Improvements category at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards, which took place at the famous Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London.
Teesside’s rockers of all ages can now dress to impress after the opening of a new shop in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market. The Alt Box is the brainchild of rock fan and experienced retailer Mark McNaughton from Thornaby.
Middlesbrough’s Dundas Shopping Centre and Indoor Market plays host this week to an eclectic collection of traders who are taking part in its monthly Food and Craft Market. Shoppers will find local artisans selling everything from pies to pyrography and ceramics to science fiction souvenirs.
Two Teesside businesses, run by young entrepreneurs, have won places in the regional final of a national competition to find the next generation of superstar traders. The Little Vegan Market and Betty and the Lovecats were chosen after impressing the judges at the Youth Market, held at Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market. The Little Vegan Market – run by Charlotte Bottomley and Matthew Wilson – is already well-known to Dundas shoppers. Middlesbrough’s first vegan supermarket opened there just 12 months ago and has been so successful it has already moved to a bigger unit.