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Big River Hub

The new Big River Hub is a space for growing our community – nurturing and growing new business ideas, providing training, employment, a community space, shop and cafe where everyone is welcome. Come and explore…

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A supportive community at the heart of Newcastle

Our new hub has been built alongside our bakery in Shieldfield to further support our local community – giving us more space for training, employment, community and social spaces. A place where we can learn and grow together – shaping our present and future to build a stronger community.

We can help you raise your skills to the next level

Our new training hub can help you realise your potential. We offer a whole host of training and accredited qualifications – from Baking to our Food Passport. Whether you're just starting on your learning journey – or looking for a new career path – we can help.

Training courses

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Coming Soon -Spaces for hire

We have a number of spaces for hire – from our food business incubation space – to our flexible community spaces. You can find out more details here.

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Food & Drink Careers Passport®

We are the only place in the North East where you can receive the Food & Drink Careers Passport® and take your career to the next level.

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Discover our story

The concept of Big River Bakery and the new hub was imagined over 10 years ago. It’s been a roller coaster journey from opening the bakery in Shieldfield to our brand new new hub. You can read about our continuing journey here.

Stay up to date with our latest news and events

There's always lots happening at the Big River Hub. Find out all the latest here.

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