Beckleberry’s small business mural – a modern day Bayeux Tapestry


They say a picture is worth 1000 words, which means Beckleberry’s company mural is practically a novella at 12,000 words. Having recently created a small, ‘feel good’ company mural, the business thought it might be nice to share it with the wider world in the shape of the world’s smallest virtual comic. 

As a proud North East family business Beckleberry’s decided some while back that it wanted to do something a little different when it came to refreshing its flagship ice cream parlour/coffee shop in Gateshead, which is where it tests a lot of the recipes that subsequently make their way onto airlines, train operators and all manner of delis, retail outlets, restaurants, hotels and foodservice functions.   

“What differentiates small businesses from their corporate counterparts is that our business journey is made up of real people doing everyday things (occasionally very badly – Curried Pineapple ice cream idea!) to the best of their ability,” the company said.

“It’s hardly the Bayeux Tapestry, but it is a snapshot of our adventures to date, the good, the bad and the occasionally ugly.  It’s not meant to be braggy or self-indulgent, just something that will make our workers & clients proud (we intend replicating this mural in our business reception), and to remind customers that biggest isn’t always best (small companies tend to go the extra yard) whilst reassuring the wider public that anyone can set up a small business if they have the kernel of a good idea, a stubborn streak and a big dollop of good fortune along the way  – North East and proud.”