Why not try out some of these Hartlepool businesses as part of your new year’s resolution to “support local” in the 12 months ahead.
There’s no better recommendation than from a customer, so we called on the Mail readers to shout out the businesses they love.
If you’re looking to try new places this year, why not start now with some of these suggestions.
There were too many suggestions to fit in one story – click here to take a look at our previous Support Local round-up. Don’t worry if you can't see your suggestion here. We will publish another instalment in future.
Balloonatics, Elwick Road: Recommended by Jenny Thornton
Blue Lounge, Navigation Point: Recommended by Al Wilkinson
Cake King – Hartlepool: Recommended by Alisha Nichol
Do Creative, The BIS, Whitby Street: Recommended by Antonia Fawcett
Hi-Shine, Hartlepool: Recommended by Amy-Leigh Hornsey
LAB Gym, Darlington Street: Recommended by Alana Siddle Dorman
Little Bear Things, Hartlepool: Recommended by Emily Flower Proudlock
Olivia & Grey, York Road: Recommended by Debra Palfreeman
Premier Valeting, Newburn Bridge Industrial Estate: Recommended by Terry Hughes
Surface Smart North East Ltd, Longhill Industrial Estate: Recommended by Ryan Savage
The Sunset Emporium, Hartlepool: Recommended by JillIano Steveniopolis
Tastes Like Heaven, Arncliffe Gardens, Hartlepool: Recommended by Angie Crawford and Zena Elsdon