Hospitality sector

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Middlesbrough’s hospitality sector creates a powerful draw for all ages throughout the week. There’s an abundance of restaurants, bars, and clubs located in the city centre, with opportunities for further development.

As with the retail sector, there’s a thriving independent hospitality offer encompassing bars, micro-pubs, cafes, and restaurants. Well-known brands including Bistrot Pierre, Lane 7, and Turtle Bay have also recognised the opportunities present in Middlesbrough, adding to the vibrancy of the food and beverage scene.

Consumer Powerhouse

Middlesbrough’s consumer sector is one of the best performing in the UK, ahead of nearby cities and those up and down the UK. In the 2018 UK Consumer Powerhouse report (Irwin Mitchell and Centre for Economics and Business Research), using a series of measures comparing the fortunes of more than 40 cities, Middlesbrough’s vibrant and diverse city centre economy stands out as one of the star performers. Read the full Consumer Powerhouse story.

City Centre Strategy

The City Centre Strategy for Middlesbrough is focused on enabling the growth of a balanced, sustainable, and vibrant economy. Retail plays a critical role in the function and appeal of the city centre, along with a diverse range of experiences to enhance vibrancy, and a well-considered offer to drive additional footfall by day and by night. Read the full City Centre Strategy.

Link to download the City Centre Strategy