Posted: Wed 27th Oct 2021
Mastercard has launched a new programme – Strive UK – aiming to reach micro and small businesses around the country, empowering them to succeed in the digital economy through free guidance, helpful tools, and personalised, one-to-one mentoring.
As part of this programme, together with Enterprise Nation, Mastercard will be launching Thrive Street - a physical pop-up event taking place in the Metrocentre in Gateshead in November. There, small businesses will have the opportunity to showcase their businesses, meet customers and make sales.
Visit the store throughout November to shop from local small brands. You can also attend small business masterclasses in the store in the first week to hear how to grow your brand.
During the launch days of the pop-up, six local brands will be showcasing their products in the middle of the Metrocentre outside the store.
Gourmet cupcake and celebration cake business with over 50 flavours of cupcakes.
An uplifting fusion of Indo-Anglo designs relating to Nature and Heritage. Series of matchboxes and vintage inspired artwork.
Quirky, unique and novelty accessories.
Lou is a non-binary artist based in Newcastle who utilises set in education. Products include up cycled tops, recycled notebooks and more.
Fun and playful fashion, accessories and homeware made with a unique process of upcycling, repurposing and UK sourcing.
A small, cookie loving business, set up mid pandemic. NYC style gooey cookies and personalised giant cookies.
Made with Passion. Sent with Love. The Stationery Society is a monthly subscription box that brings together a unique collection of exclusive gifts, all designed and produced in the UK by talented creatives.
North East Influenced handmade sculptures and gifts.
Unique gifts handcrafted in Britain. Connecting people with the places they love through beautifully handcrafted gifts and prints.
Handmade scented candles in reusable jars - soya wax and wooden wicks.
Plantopia is a mother and daughter run small business based in the North East selling indoor plants, pots and accessories.
Seated Sewing was set up by Kat after she became disabled 14 years ago. Providing luxury items to disabled clients.
Lovingly designed children's and adult's hair accessories.
A beautiful range of delicious handmade chocolate products and also teach chocolate making workshops.
Luxury scented products handmade in Northumberland. Well known for delightful crackling wooden wick candles in a wide range of fragrances.
A growing stationery boutique, with everyday essentials for the fashion-conscious organiser. Specialising in posh paper and seasonal greetings.
CATCALL is an independent female empowered street wear clothing brand from the North East.
A petite range of letterbox gift sets related to health, wellbeing and fitness as well as greeting cards.
Handcrafted leather accessories, thoughtfully designed and manufactured on the North East coast.
Visit the Thrive Street pop-up at Sook, Unit 1.258, 17 Redpath Way, Metrocentre, Gateshead throughout November.