Made in Northumberland

  • Pottergate Pantry

    The Pottergate team of qualified staff cater for events, providing hot and cold buffets made using the finest of fresh produce.
    They continually work hard to maintain an environmental health five-star status in Northumberland and to keep standards high.
    This is a highly coveted accolade that cements their status as purveyors of only the highest-quality products and food services to many local outlets.
  • Blyth Riverside Resource Centre - spectacular soaps and ceramics

    Luxury handmade soaps are created in Blyth using the finest natural ingredients from all over the world and are generously formulated to be rich, fragrant, mild and long lasting.
    We manufacture to the highest GMP standards, to maintain consistent quality.
    We manufacture the highest quality porcelain mugs and ceramic coasters, fired in our own kiln.

    Our many clients include Alnwick Gardens and Aln Valley railway.
  • Tynedale Centre - ‘CORE’

    Our skilled staff and service users carefully select beautiful pieces of furniture for recycling to the highest standard.
    We also have a large selection of good quality furniture for sale.
    Electrical equipment is also available, which is tested in accordance with P.A.T regulations.
  • Tynedale Horticultural Service - Ridley Hall

    We sell unusual perennials from The Lodge, Ridley Hall – a country house set within 27 acres of mature woodland and gardens.
    Our skilled staff, working with service users, provide woodland and garden management services.
    Woodland areas are improved by removing dead timber, replanting trees, and creating new woodland footpaths.
    Flower beds within the gardens are planted and maintained.
  • Horticultural Skills Unit - Hepscott Park

    We pride ourselves on selling a wide range of unusual plants and shrubs.
    Quality is our number one priority and this has enabled us to build an excellent reputation with our regular customers.
    This is also the site of Hepscott Park Garden Café, offering a fine range of beverages, cakes and freshly prepared snacks.

Northumberland County Council runs eight day centres helping more than 170 adults with learning disabilities to acquire new skills. These include learning to grow plants, make jewellery, ceramics, cakes and reclaim/sell old furniture. Products are marketed as ‘Made in Northumberland’, with any money made reinvested in this service.

We provide vulnerable adults with a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and develop confidence and self-esteem while preparing them for future employment or voluntary work. Wherever possible, activities are delivered in the local community, making it easier for people to attend on a regular basis.