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Fiver Fest Set to Give Local Businesses a Boost

By Published February 11, 2020

MIDDLESBROUGH businesses are being urged to sign up to a nationwide event aimed at boosting town centre trade.

Fiver Fest is a celebration of the UK's is fantastic independent shops and businesses - and Middlesbrough has more than its fair share!             

The last event in October saw 63 towns and countless businesses up and down the country taking part in a fantastic opportunity to raise their profile and reach new customers.

And the campaign returns this month with a fortnight of great offers, deals and attractions from Saturday, February 15 to Saturday, February 29.

Businesses taking part in Fiver Fest put on special £5 offers over the two weeks, to show the diversity and value of what they sell, and to say thank you to the communities that support them.

The initiative grew out of the Totally Locally £5 message which showed the huge impact of people spending just £5 per week in their local independent shops can have on our high streets.

Councillor Ashley Waters, Middlesbrough Council's Executive member for Regeneration, said: "Middlesbrough's amazing array of independent shops, businesses and traders are part of what makes the town centre such a vibrant place to shop, eat and work.

"Fiver Fest is a celebration of that fantastic diversity and originality, and a showcase for some great offers.

"I hope as many businesses as possible sign up to take part, and I look forward to welcoming visitors old and new to what promises to be a terrific fortnight."

To find out more about the nation Fiver Fest campaign, visit

To sign up to take part locally, call Tom Rhind on 01642 729152 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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