Jade Thirlwall’s Newcastle bar loses nearly £220,000 in its first year of business

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall’s nightclub company lost nearly £220,000 in its troubled first year in business.

The singer, 28, has a bar called Arbeia in her native South Shields which owes creditors £466,000, accounts just published show.

The company Chain Reaction Entertainment Limited had assets of more than £250,000 but these were outweighed by the money owed to creditors meaning it was in the red.

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Loss: Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall’s nightclub lost nearly £220,000 in its troubled first year in business (pictured in 2021) 

Separate Government records also show that Chain Reaction Entertainment claimed up to £70,000 in furlough money between December 2020 and July last year to pay staff.    

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The company did not claim furlough money in June 2021.

The bar was opened under the name Red Door in October 2019, with Jade and her Little Mix bandmates celebrating the the end of three Newcastle shows on their LM5 tour with a party where guests included Newcastle player Andy Carroll, ex Geordie Shore star Sophie Kasaei and X-Factor winner Joe McElderry.

Troubled first year: The singer, 28, has a bar called Arbeia in her native South Shields which owes creditors £466,000 accounts just published show

In February 2020 just before lockdown struck she changed the bar name to Arbeia and also took over a neighbouring building, planning to open nightclub Industry.

Jade had been known for performing with local bands there, to the delight of fans. 

The business is owned by another company owned by Jade called Upside Down Entertainment, which owns the bar and club mortgage free, according to Land Registry documents.

MailOnline has contacted Jade’s representatives for comment. 

In October 2020, the bar announced it was closing temporarily after being hit by ‘tough times’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As South Shields was placed in the second ‘High’ tier of lockdown, the bar posted a statement to Facebook explaining it was ‘no longer possible’ to stay open with the introduction of new restrictions.

In a statement, Arbeia announced: ‘It is with a heavy heart that today we announce Arbeia will be closing until further notice.

Sad: In October 2020, the bar announced it was closing temporarily after being hit by ‘tough times’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

‘We have tried our best to get through these tough times but unfortunately it is no longer possible for us to keep our doors open. 

‘This isn’t goodbye forever, we will be back (with a bang) the way we do best, but at the moment we are unable to confirm when this will be.

‘We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, staff, people who share, like and comment on our posts – your support has been incredible. We will see you soon, until then stay safe and support local.’ 

Little Mix band members Jade, Perrie Edwards, 28, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 30, will go their separate ways after their Confetti Tour ends in May 2022.

The band said they wanted to take a break to work on other projects but said they were not splitting up and planned to make more music and tour in the future.

Moving on: Little Mix band members Jade, Perrie Edwards, 28, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 30, will go their separate ways after their Confetti Tour ends in May 2022 (pictured last May)