Saturday, 3 December 2016

Good to visit Slate & Nature - great local business making perfect Xmas presents + a great advert for Small Business Saturday

Looking for Christmas ideas I paid a visit to Slate and Nature, a family run business and studio, in the heart of Northumberland.

The local firm, based in West Woodburn, was started five years ago by husband and wife Gerard and Jeanette Van der Veen. Having been awarded a European Development Grant to help with the build, the company is going from strength to strength - producing high quality home and garden products made from reclaimed slate.
 Slate and Nature is a great example of enterprise and entrepreneurship right here in Northumberland. Using only recycled or reclaimed slate, they are making fantastic pieces for the home and garden. All the material involved is re-used, so the business is also environmentally friendly!
It is always great to buy local, but that aside you’d struggle to find things this high quality anywhere else. I would encourage anyone who finds themselves in the area to stop by for a look around. Better still go online:

Slate and Nature was awarded the highly commended status for sustainable tourism at the North East England Tourism Awards last year. I bought a number of xmas presents! I am also proud to support them as part of Small Business Saturday