FOR THE LOVE OF THE NORTH WIN BEST NEWCOMER AWARD FOR MIDLANDS, NORTH & SCOTLAND IN THE GREATS GIFT RETAILER AWARDS 2020
For The Love Of The North, based in Whitley Bay in the North East, has won the Best Newcomer Award for Midlands, North and Scotland in The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2020. The awards, now in their 18th year, were launched by Progressive Gifts and Home magazine to recognise and reward the UK's best gift retailers across the retail spectrum.
For The Love Of The North was founded in 2017 by husband and wife duo, Paul and Lucy Hull. Born out of their passion for all things northern and a desire to support the talented artists and creatives from around their beloved region, For The Love of The North celebrates all that makes the North such a special place.
Over the past three years For The Love of The North has developed from an online gift shop to its first shop in Whitley Bay before opening a total of three stores including Corbridge in the Tyne Valley. In 2019, For The Love of The North re-located its Whitley Bay shop to a new base, inside the iconic Grade II-listed Spanish City.
Lucy and Paul are passionate supporters of their local community. All of their gifts have been sourced locally with ethically-minded talent. Their thoughtful and sustainable gift wrapping is biodegradable and comes complete with a handwritten tourist tip for all purchases via For The Love of The North online.
Halo works with For The Love Of The North to support them with their communications. In October they were featured in The Telegraph’s Good News Newsletter with their exclusive series of North East inspired NHS fundraising prints in collaboration with local artists including Lisa Kirkbride. 25% of each sale is donated to local Northumbria NHS Trust's Bright Charity, with £7,500 being raised to date.