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February 2022

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This Valentine’s Day marks the fifth birthday of Whitley Bay-based For The Love Of The North. 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. 


Initially conceived as an online gift shop selling presents from around the region, they began their journey with a few supportive artists but have now grown to include prints, cards, homeware and gifts directly sourced from more than 70 artists in the North East.


Sharing the love over five years, For The Love of The North have:

  • Supported more than 70 local artists

  • Raised £15,000 for charities including Northumbria NHS Bright Charity, St Oswalds Hospice. Macmillan Cancer Support and the Royal British Legion

  • Launched sister brand, The Stationery Society, quarterly subscription box collaborating with a range of British artists based around a changing theme 

  • Became a certified Living Wage employer

  • Mentored Moz Murphy of Grate Independent Cheesemonger

  • Employed three people through the Kick Start initiative 

  • Appeared with Mary Portas to launch Thrive Street - a collaboration with MasterCard and Enterprise Nation to support small independent businesses 

  • Won Best Newcomer at the 2020 Great Gift Retailer Awards for Midlands, North and Scotland.  

  • Had their ‘Love Will Get Us Through’ charity fundraising print of Newcastle buried in Newcastle Cathedral’s time capsule, to be opened in the year 2121


Halo works with For The Love Of The North and The Stationery Society, supporting them with their communications.  For more information or to discuss how we can support your business, contact us via our contact form, email or call +44 (0)7907 058206. 

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