Wearside’s high streets have been tipped to bounce back by experts who have helped steer them through the Covid-19 crisis, during the very first Wear Business Leaders Online Q&A. The pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on hundreds of shops and businesses...
A leading housing association is drawing up plans with tenants to resume its full range of services as Coronavirus restrictions are eased. Bernicia, which has 14,000 homes across the North East and more than 60,000 property and estate customers, is...
Manufacturers responding to Government calls to produce vital PPE are being urged to ensure their products meet the required specifications before altering their operations. The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project (SAM), a collaboration between European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and University...
Hays Travel has brought back more than 3,000 workers nationwide as the giant travel firm rebounds from the colossal challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Travel companies have been among those businesses worst affected by the health crisis. And for Sunderland-based...
North-East councils have written a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling for more financial support to cover their financial pressures and help them lead the coronavirus recovery. The letter has been sent by Durham County Council leader Simon Henig,...
A care group with homes across the North East has launched a campaign to support care sector staff during the Covid-19 crisis. Wellburn Care Homes, which runs care homes across this region, as well as in Richmond, York and Berwick-upon-Tweed,...
A new ‘chill room’ at Sunderland Royal Hospital is offering a haven for staff, away from the strains and stresses of fighting Covid-19. Senior nurses had the idea for providing the quiet and relaxing area for staff seeking a complete...
The North East Chamber of Commerce is recommending the Government provide targeted help to businesses in the region battling to recover from the damage inflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The region’s largest independent business organisation has set out a range...
A North-East fundraising organisation set up to organise one event has now been granted charitable status. And the new Red Sky Foundation has appointed a board of trustees including business leaders from the Wear region. The Red Sky Ball was initially...
A hardship fund for retailers caught up in the Covid-19 outbreak has paid out more than £20,000 in its first two weeks. The NFRN Hardship Fund was set up to help cash-strapped members suffering due to the coronavirus lockdown and...

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