Whitley Bay business riding crest of a wave after award win

An entrepreneur is enjoying a tide of success as she is named the latest winner of a monthly accolade.

Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 8:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 9:45 am
Nicola Everitt, of Rockpool School.

Nicola Everitt is the latest winner of North Tyneside Business of the Month with her Whitley Bay-based Rockpool School.

The marine biologist was nominated by over 30 customers for the business, which offers a hands-on marine animal fun and learning experience.

Nicola said: “Rockpool School was created after realising as a young child there was not much on offer which quenched my thirst to learn about and explore the marine environment.

“I set up Rockpool School after taking rockpool animals into my children’s schools. The feedback I received gave me the courage to think about starting this up as a business.

“Rockpool School is all about learning about our marine friends in a safe environment and creating marine-related crafts.

“We provide workshops to various groups, which include schools, additional needs groups, scout and girl guiding groups, birthday parties and general workshops for all.”

She added: “I am absolutely delighted to have been named North Tyneside Business of the Month.

“We appreciate our Rockpool School families so much and winning Business of the Month was for them as much as it was for us.”

Janice Ross, business advisor at North Tyneside Business Factory, said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Nicola on being named Business of the Month.”