Twenty-seven-year old Tafadzwa Dhliwayo says hard work and business is in her blood. At the age of 12 she was selling sweets in her native Zimbabwe. In the early 2000’s her father, who is also about to launch a new business, moved to Teesside and worked in a factory in pursuit of a better life for his family.
Up to 90% of retail properties will see their business rates reduced by one third for the next two years from next Monday (1 April 2019), reducing costs for hard pressed high street retailers, according to a leading commercial property agent. Richard Wilson, Associate Partner at Teesside independent commercial property consultants Dodds Brown, says that retail properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will receive the discount.
The owner of a new business in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market says he wants to use his expertise in alternative therapies to improve the well-being of people in the town.
Business is booming for Middlesbrough’s first vegan food store which is doubling in size less than a year after opening. The Little Vegan Market in Dundas Market has also been nominated for a prestigious national award. The business is run by Charlotte Bottomley and Matthew Wilson who say they are...
Work has started on a six figure project to refurbish the Wilson Street entrance to Middlesbrough’s Dundas Shopping Centre.
Florist Christine Fearon has launched her business – Made with Love – at an appropriate and special time. The shop’s opening in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market coincided with the date of her late mum’s birthday, as well as the start of the build up to Mother’s Day.
Tattoo artist Byron Pearman has more reason than most to hope Middlesbrough Football Club are promoted back to the Premier League this season. The last promotion brought a queue of fans wanting permanent “Up the Boro” mementoes. This time – with the opening of his own shop in the town’s Dundas Market – Byron sees success for the team as a handy kick-start for his new business, Beardy Giant Tattoos.
Middlesbrough’s Live Well Centre is set to expand by more than 50%, in a £1 million investment to further boost the provision of health and wellbeing services for the town’s residents, with the acquisition of two further floors at Dundas House in Middlesbrough town centre.
Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market is looking for new and established independent retailers to join its shopping success story. In contrast to a number of big name retailers, business is going from strength to strength for the community of independent traders at the town’s only indoor market.