Showcasing Local Companies
Haltwhistle Chamber of Trade, Northumberland County Council and the Northumberland National Park Authority is showcasing the rural economy through an innovative new community board installed at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre.
The digital community board allows companies in the area to advertise their business to the 140,000 visiting The Sill. Visitors will be able to find out about local goods and services in the area which will enhance their stay, increasing awareness of local businesses, and supporting the rural economy in the National Park’s gateway towns and villages including nearby Haltwhistle and Bardon Mill.
Tony Gates, Chief Executive at Northumberland National Park Authority, said: “It has been great to work with Haltwhistle Chamber of Trade and Northumberland County Council, and this partnership allows The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, as a key gateway to Northumberland National Park, to support rural communities and showcase fantastic local businesses. The Sill is already an important route to market for Northumberland based producers and suppliers via its shop and café, with over 80 per cent of products stocked sourced locally, as well as a world-class venue for community groups, schools and local organisations to meet; but we are aware there is much more to be discovered in the local area.