Kettering Town Centre

For each day in the month of July we are going to turn the spotlight on to one of Kettering’s many independent retailers/ businesses. With major retailers struggling across the UK, its time to show what Kettering has to offer locally! We will be showcasing brand new businesses, online retailers, market traders and of the course the well established businesses across the borough (some you may not know about). Please follow here or on Twitter @ENTKettering to show your support.

Day 1

Pure Morning Cafe – 2 Market Street – Offering vegan & gluten free alternatives on top of freshly made smoothies & cooked foods- many ingredients sourced within 20 miles of Kettering. Visit or Facebook or pop in store today!

Day 2

Time 2 Celebrate – Studio 1, The Workshop, Regent St, Kettering – Family run Party Supplies business offering a warm & friendly service to help you create that magical special party or occasion. Visit them in store or at or Facebook 

Day 3

Toy Box – 13b Market Street – Offering wooden & traditional toys that last for children, & develop learning skills whilst having lots of fun playing. Visit them in store or or Instagram

Day 4

Maxwell Bill –  6 Sheep Street – Offering unique,stylish & affordable home furnishings, lighting, accessories & gifts. For those looking for handmade, unique products. Why not pop in store or visit or Facebook

Day 5

Kettering Sewing Studio – 12 Montagu Street – A good old traditional Haberdashery, fabric, wool shop & a bit more – thousands of products available – pop in store or visit them at or #IndieRetail #IndieMonth #ShopSmall

Day 6

Kafe Bloc –  4 Sheep Street – Amazing coffee, delicious food (Bacon!), made with fresh locally sourced products & friendly staff. Visit them in store or at or Facebook

Day 7

Coulson Macleod – Design, make & sell greeting cards, art prints & gifts. They love typography so you’ll find it on items like concertina cards & mugs! Their online shop is or facebook

Day 8

HBN Hire – Barton Seagrave – Add an extra magic at your events, birthday parties, weddings, engagements or even a corporate event – Hire out a bouncy castle or sweet cart maybe? Visit or facebook

Day 9

The Fabric Place  -2 London Road – Ever wondered where to get your fabrics, zips, buttons, wools or made to measure curtains from? Well this place does it all, offering a unique retail experience where friendliness & expertise are the norm

Day 10

The Yards  – Market Street – Full of exciting & individual traders that provide original products! You won’t be disappointed if you come and see! Why not pop in today and see what they have on offer – you can also visit them at or Facebook

Day 11

Randalls  – The Exchange in The Yards, Market Street – Independent specialising in authentic american candy, soda & grocery imports. go in store or check them out at on Instagram at or Facebook at

Day 12

Illicit Skate  – The Exchange in The Yards, Market Street – The only independent skate board shop in Northamptonshire & ran by skateboarder!  Pop in store and check out their products at or Instagram

Day 13

Mink  – The Exchange,The Yards- Run by 2 girls whose store supports local printing companies in producing some slightly offensive but always awesome clothing! Pop instore or check them out on Instagram or Facebook

Day 14

Mermaids & Roses  – The Exchange, The Yards- A bath bomb shop with a difference- selling a wide range of bath bombs& soaps. We sell vegan products &are the official stockist of Bomb Cosmetics for Kettering. See them at

Day 15

Book Cave Ltd  – The Exchange, The Yards- Only independent bookshop in Kettering specialising in vintage horror, science fiction & fantasy genre’s along with children’s books, poetry & local authors. Find them at or Facebook

Day 16

Knot So Simple – Makes macrame handmade items for the home as well as fashion, wedding & pet accessories – bringing traditional craft up to date to modern times. Find them on Etsy or Instagram

Day 17

Upmarket Nails – 12A Market Street- Offering you a high end, high quality service in it’s recently refurbished beautiful salon. Check out or Facebook . Visit today & enjoy a few hours of being pampered

Day 18

Desborough Market Traders – The Square, Desborough – every Thursday in Desborough we have a great array of businesses trading including quality fruit & veg (), fresh bread, cakes & savouries, clothes & other essentials. Why not give them a try!

Day 19

Kettering Market Traders – Every Friday & Saturday Kettering town centre has the largest selection of home made cakes in the county, quality fruit & veg, Artisan Cheeses, Homemade Sausages, Pork Pies & Fresh Eggs, Mens & Ladies fashion including undergarments!

Day 20

The Raj – 46-50 Rockingham Rd – Contemporary Indian restaurant with R91 Piano Lounge invites you to experience fine Bangladeshi cuisine & relax in their champagne bar. Book at or check them out Facebook

Day 21

Newmans  – 10 Market Hill, Rothwell, NN14 6EP – Independent card & gift shop stocking gifts for all occasions, including Birthdays, Weddings, New Baby & Christmas. Visit or Facebook

Day 22

Miss Puddifoots – Cabin 5, Glebe Farm, NN16 8XF – Specialising in Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise, we also sell other magical products – Visit their website at or Facebook 

Day 23

Rockingham Flowers – Whether its Weddings, Funerals or Corporate Events we offer beautiful flowers & arrangements, find out how we can help you create something special. Visit or 

Day 24

Well Roasted – Unit 23 Eckland Lodge LE16 8HB – Coffee Wholesaler & Artisan Roaster. Supplying local businesses with Commercial Blends, Artisan Speciality Coffees & a range of coffee shop and barista products. Visit or 

Day 25

Next Step Podiatry –Bowling Green Road,NN15 7QW -Team deal with the assessment, diagnosis & treatment of the lower limb & are qualified to treat people with arthritis, diabetes,nail complaints & sports injuries. Visit or

Day 26

Stirling Opticians – 16-18 Gold Street,NN16 8JB-Specialise in providing bespoke personalised eyewear – including varifocals, designers & kids – they ensure your glasses work brilliantly when you need them to. Visit or

Day 27

VIVO Kettering –High Street, BurtonLatimer – Independent, family-run contemporary Italian restaurant serving wood-fired pizza, pasta dishes and classic Mediterranean fare. Visit them at or

Day 28

Bosworth Garden Company – Finedon Rd, Burton Latimer NN15 5QAOne of only a few garden centres to grow a large proportion of plants that it sells on site. Also home to Poppies Coffee Lounge. Visit them at or

Day 29

Jo’s Cakes & More – 5 Bell Hill, Rothwell, NN14 6ET-  Sourcing quality ingredients for cakes, cupcakes, confectionary &, homemade sweets. There is something for every occasions. Check them out at or

Day 30

Glam Dollies Beauty –35 Grendon Drive, NN15 6RW – Fancy treating yourself? Then why not visit their salon offering advanced facials, semi-permanent make-up, luxury facials, super soft waxing and award winning spray tanning. Their site is

Day 31

Dovecote Buttery – Geddington, NN14 1BW- Offers a range of services including a restaurant, tea room & function rooms for hire – also growing seasonal soft fruit & selling fresh local produce. Check them out at or

If you are a independent retailer/ business in Kettering and you want to be involved this month please email