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Buy local and let’s get Hartlepool back to business

Published on Friday, 12th June 2020

With many shops around the country allowed to reopen from Monday 15th June provided they are COVID-19 safe, people in Hartlepool are being urged to help the local economy recover by ‘buying local'.

  • New discretionary grant fund launched to help small businesses and charities

    Published on Friday, 29th May 2020

    A new Government-funded grant pot has been launched to help hard-pressed small businesses and charities in Hartlepool affected by the Coronavirus emergency.

  • New cultural business support project launched

    Published on Monday, 18th May 2020

    A new cultural business support project has been launched in Hartlepool, creating an online community network designed to help the creative sector dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Creative industries centre wins top award

    Published on Thursday, 7th May 2020

    A disused former Grade II listed Post Office building which has been transformed into a centre for creative industries has scooped a top regional award.

  • CORONAVIRUS: Football club's community spirit praised

    Published on Friday, 1st May 2020

    Council officials have praised Hartlepool United FC for supporting their efforts to care for the town’s most vulnerable residents during the Coronavirus emergency.

  • CORONAVIRUS: Support agreed for enterprise centre businesses

    Published on Tuesday, 7th April 2020

    A bespoke package of support is being offered to start-up businesses in a Hartlepool Borough Council-run enterprise centre to help them during the Coronavirus outbreak.

  • CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANTS: Businesses please send us your details

    Published on Thursday, 2nd April 2020

    Hartlepool Borough Council has today paid out £7.35million to support 685 local businesses under the Government funded grant scheme.

  • CORONAVIRUS: Small business support

    Published on Wednesday, 1st April 2020

    Hartlepool Borough Council is calling on all businesses eligible to receive small business grant funding, or the retail, hospitality and leisure grant funding to respond to a letter they’ve been sent.

  • CCORONOVIRUS: Support for businesses announced

    Published on Thursday, 19th March 2020

    We understand these are worrying times for many Hartlepool businesses and we wanted to outline some of the support available.

  • Hartlepool building shortlisted for heritage award

    Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2020

    A unique Hartlepool building has been shortlisted for a brand new award.

  • Environmentally-aware businesses invited to special event

    Published on Friday, 21st February 2020

    Businesses in Hartlepool are being invited to attend a free event to find out more about how they can reduce their plastic waste.

  • Thinking of starting up in business?

    Published on Thursday, 9th January 2020

    People interested in launching their own business will be able to get a wide range of information and advice at a special event in Hartlepool.

  • Grant support for rural small business growth

    Published on Monday, 16th December 2019

    A new grants programme has been launched to support small business growth in rural parts of the UK, including the Tees Valley.

  • Show your support for Small Business Saturday

    Published on Thursday, 5th December 2019

    A range of local companies will be showcasing their products at a special event in Hartlepool at the weekend to mark Small Business Saturday.

  • Tees Valley 2019 broadband consultation

    Published on Monday, 7th October 2019

    Hartlepool Borough Council is working with partner councils as part of the Tees Valley Full Fibre Roll-out programme to improve broadband infrastructure.

  • Gen up on skills funding at this business breakfast

    Published on Friday, 20th September 2019

    Small and medium-sized businesses in Hartlepool are invited to a free breakfast event in the town to find out more about what’s on offer from current skills funding programmes.

  • Council's offer to buy marina car park rejected

    Published on Thursday, 19th September 2019

    A bid by Hartlepool Borough Council to buy Navigation Point car park within the town's marina has been rejected after the owners decided not to sell.

  • Residents urged to check fridges in food alert

    Published on Friday, 13th September 2019

    Residents of Hartlepool are being urged to check their fridges for products at the centre of a Food Standards Agency (FSA) alert.

  • Forum offers business networking opportunity

    Published on Thursday, 12th September 2019

    Businesses are being invited to take advantage of a networking opportunity by attending the next meeting of the Hartlepool Economic Regeneration and Tourism Forum.

  • Conviction for 'Facebook taxi driver'

    Published on Wednesday, 14th August 2019

    A Hartlepool man has pleaded guilty to a number of offences relating to him acting as an unlicensed taxi driver, following an investigation led by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Licensing Team.

  • New Community Grants Programme launched

    Published on Wednesday, 19th June 2019

    Small and third sector organisations are being urged to apply for a new Community Grants scheme, aimed at improving employment and social inclusion across the Tees Valley.

  • Tees Valley Combined Authority in the spotlight

    Published on Friday, 14th June 2019

    The work of the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) will be in the spotlight at the next meeting of the Hartlepool Economic Regeneration and Tourism Forum.


    Published on Friday, 31st May 2019

    Notice of the electors’ rights in relation to the statement of accounts of Hartlepool Borough Council for the financial year ended 31 March 2019.

  • Digital consultation

    Published on Tuesday, 21st May 2019

    Hartlepool Borough Council is working with partner councils as part of the Digital Durham programme to improve broadband infrastructure.

  • Hartlepool – loving our local businesses

    Published on Thursday, 28th March 2019

    The latest meeting of Hartlepool’s Economic Regeneration and Tourism Forum has been hearing about the success of the approach to growing the town’s local economy and supporting local businesses.

  • £3m creative hub nears completion in Hartlepool

    Published on Thursday, 21st March 2019

    Excitement is building in Hartlepool as a new £3m centre for the creative industries nears completion.

  • Education in spotlight at regeneration and tourism forum

    Published on Thursday, 21st March 2019

    The Hartlepool Economic Regeneration and Tourism Forum will take place next week with education as its primary focus, and businesses of all sizes and other key stakeholders are invited to attend.

  • Local business receives 5* rating for animal welfare

    Published on Monday, 18th February 2019

    Blackberry Donkeys has received a five star award from Hartlepool Borough Council for the welfare of its donkeys under a new national animal welfare licensing system.

  • Nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs

    Published on Wednesday, 5th December 2018

    Students from four Hartlepool schools have taken part in a special event aimed at inspiring the entrepreneurs of the future.

  • Reserve your place now in new creative industries centre

    Published on Monday, 3rd December 2018

    As a new multi-million pound business centre for the creative industries in Hartlepool nears completion, prospective tenants are being offered an early opportunity to view it and reserve units.

  • Networking with a difference!

    Published on Wednesday, 21st November 2018

    There are all kinds of networking events going on with many of them following the same old tired format - suits in a room with a questionable sandwich selection and the inevitable presentation.

  • Grow your business

    Published on Friday, 9th November 2018

    Businesses in Hartlepool looking for funding to help them grow can get expert advice at a breakfast seminar later this month.

  • Councillor's praise for chemical processing company

    Published on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

    A chemical processing company in Hartlepool has been praised by a senior councillor as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

  • Public sector business opportunities in the spotlight

    Published on Monday, 15th October 2018

    Companies and organisations in Hartlepool are being invited to a free event to find out more about public sector contract opportunities.

  • New laws to promote animal welfare

    Published on Wednesday, 10th October 2018

    Newly-introduced laws may have significant implications for people who breed dogs or offer boarding facilities for cats and dogs, say Hartlepool Borough Council licensing chiefs.

  • Economic Growth and Regeneration Strategy in the spotlight

    Published on Wednesday, 26th September 2018

    Businesses are being invited to feed their views into a refresh of Hartlepool's Economic Growth and Regeneration Strategy.

  • Business as usual for Church Square

    Published on Thursday, 2nd August 2018

    We would like to remind people that it is business as usual in Church Square during on-going multi-million pound regeneration works.

  • Completion of Audit of Accounts

    Published on Tuesday, 31st July 2018

    Notice is hereby given that the Audit of the Council’s Accounts for the year ending 31st March, 2018 has been concluded.

  • Statement of Accounts

    Published on Friday, 27th July 2018

    Hartlepool Borough Council has published its Financial Report for 2017/18.

  • Help is at hand to grow your business

    Published on Monday, 9th July 2018

    Hartlepool firms which need advice and funding to grow their business idea should make tracks to a special event in the town later this week.

  • Council helps Heerema staff to smash 10,000 steps charity challenge

    Published on Sunday, 8th July 2018

    With support from the Council, Heerema Hartlepool Ltd staff have lost equal to 64 bags of sugar in weight, walked the equivalent of circumnavigating Australia & raised £1,000 for charity in 12 weeks.

  • Become part of our story!

    Published on Wednesday, 6th June 2018

    BUSINESSES of all sizes across Hartlepool are being urged to play a part in helping to develop a more enterprising, vigorous and diverse local economy.

  • Data protection law is changing

    Published on Friday, 18th May 2018

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union Regulation which will be enforced in the UK from 25th May 2018.

  • A helping hand to navigate the NEPO Portal

    Published on Tuesday, 27th February 2018

    FIRMS and organisations in Hartlepool are invited to find out more about how they can find their way around and make the most of the NEPO Portal at a free event.

  • Export workshop could help your firm tap into overseas markets

    Published on Friday, 2nd February 2018

    THERE’S an opportunity for businesses to find out more about the benefits of exporting and what they need to do succeed in that at a free event in Hartlepool.

  • Get some top tips on doing business with the Council

    Published on Wednesday, 31st January 2018

    THERE’S an opportunity for companies to learn the best approach to winning business from the public sector – including Hartlepool Borough Council – at a special breakfast event next week.

  • Major boost for waterfront regeneration

    Published on Monday, 22nd January 2018

    THE regeneration of Hartlepool Waterfront has received a major boost with the announcement of a series of interim development projects.

  • Campaign launched to encourage victims of loan sharks to report

    Published on Wednesday, 17th January 2018

    Hartlepool Trading Standards chiefs are encouraging loan shark victims to come forward as part of a new national campaign.

  • Government urged to act on pay cap

    Published on Thursday, 14th December 2017

    The Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council is calling on the Government to lift the pay cap on council staff.

  • Promoting business growth

    Published on Friday, 17th November 2017

    Small businesses are being invited to attend a special event in Hartlepool and find out more about how they can increase sales and become more profitable.

  • Enterprise centre could help your business take off

    Published on Thursday, 26th October 2017

    HARTLEPOOL people interested in setting up or expanding a business are invited to drop into a free event running throughout next week.

  • Works starts on £3.4m next phase to transform key Hartlepool area

    Published on Thursday, 19th October 2017

    THE next phase of a multi-million pound Hartlepool Borough Council project to revitalise Hartlepool’s Church Street area and transform it into a hub for creative industries is getting under way.


    Published on Friday, 29th September 2017

    Notice is hereby given that the Audit of the Council’s Accounts for the year ending 31st March, 2017 has been concluded.

  • Council Leader welcomes apprenticeships boost

    Published on Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

    THE Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council has welcomed a new initiative to provide more apprenticeship opportunities in Hartlepool and the rest of the Tees Valley.

  • Liberty completes Hartlepool acquisition from Tata Steel UK

    Published on Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

    Sanjeev Gupta’s metals and industrials group, Liberty House, has set its sights on a key role in the global oil and gas pipeline sector after completing the purchase of two pipe mills at Hartlepool.

  • Network maintenance

    Published on Friday, 16th June 2017

    We are carrying out some essential maintenance to our IT network this weekend.

  • Draft Financial Report

    Published on Wednesday, 31st May 2017

    The Hartlepool Borough Council Draft Financial Report 2016-17 is now available online.

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