Sisters enjoy sweet success at South Shields shop

Sisters Maria McLeod, left, and Lorraine Brady in Annie's Traditional Sweet Shop at The Nook, South Shields.
Sisters Maria McLeod, left, and Lorraine Brady in Annie's Traditional Sweet Shop at The Nook, South Shields.
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Two sisters are celebrating ‘sweet success’ after launching their first business venture together.

Maria McLeod and Lorraine Brady took over the running of Annie’s Traditional Sweet shop in September after it was put up for sale by its previous owners.

Since we took over we have extended the opening times and increased the types of sweets we have available.

Maria McLeod

Since then the pair, both from Primrose Terrace, Jarrow, have proved a hit with sweet enthusiasts .

The shop based, at The Nook in South Shields, sells a range of traditional and modern day sweets, sweet gift bags, gift boxes and cones.

The sisters also have a sweet cart and carousel for hire at events.

Mrs McLeod said: “Since we took over we have extended the opening times and increased the types of sweets we have available.

“It really seems to have kicked off with lots of customers coming through the doors regularly. We are both loving it.”

The sisters, who also host coffee afternoons, are also helping to boost the funds of Cancer UK by donating a percentage of takings from outdoor events to the charity .

Mrs McLeod added: “Our father died of cancer a month after we opened the shop, which is why we chose to 
raise money for a cancer charity.

“He was so proud of us for doing what we are doing and it was nice of him to have been able to come down and see the shop open - it meant so much to us.”

To hire the sweet cart or for information on event bookings contact 454 3098 or visit Annie’s Traditional Sweetshop on Facebook.