Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market, part of the town’s Dundas Shopping Centre, claims it is the easiest place in town to start a business.
“From only £10 per day all in, on flexible terms, you can be in the long established town centre market and trading in less than five days as part of our Enterprise Scheme,” says Dundas Indoor Market Manager David Harris.
“The indoor market benefits from the shopping centre footfall of around 60,000 a week. There is just the rent to pay, no worries about costs for security, utilities and rates, and our business units come with marketing and business support.
“It’s an ideal place to test a business idea. If there is an easier place in Middlesbrough or on Teesside to start a business, I’d like to know.
“In the Dundas Market we have developed a real track record in helping new businesses get started, grow and create jobs. Last year we helped former SSI workers AnnMarie and Charlie Vickers set up Auntie Ambas Treats and Sweets. They have already expanded, providing a seating area for customers in the market, and employ two full time and two part time staff.
“We have also taken on Ebenezer Hair Boutique as part of our Enterprise Scheme, creating two part-time jobs, and in December 2016 Brickyard Bakery, owned by top chef Ed Trewhitt, opened in the indoor market, creating a further five new jobs.
“Many more local businesses have started out in the market and flourished before expanding and becoming independent. Dundas Shopping Centre’s very own Festival Shop, Tik Tok, Homefair Blinds and Buckshees Military Surplus all began life in the market.”
Further information is available from David Harris on tel. 01642 232552 or by email. firstname.lastname@example.org or from the Centre’s website at http://www.dundasshoppingcentre.co.uk/units-let/, or from Richard Wilson at letting agent Dodds Brown on tel. 01642 244130.
Picture caption: David Harris, Dundas Indoor Market Manager.