A £59m investment programme spearheaded by Sunderland City Council is helping a local business to deliver its largest housing development to date. Monkwearmouth based housing company, MCC Homes, has developed a partnership with the council that has already seen the...
The University of Sunderland is set to add a new multimillion-pound facility to help train the medical professionals of tomorrow. Planning permission has been granted to create a Cadaveric centre at the University’s city campus. Not only will the centre be...
A desire to do things differently was the driving force behind Sam Piplica’s decision to become his own boss. Chartered Surveyor Sam launched his business, Sam Piplica Surveying, at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) in Sunderland, with...
Sunderland BID – the organisation which aims to create a vibrant city centre – has strengthened its board, with several appointments from key organisations across the city. Among the new members are Karen Eve, recently-appointed centre director at the Bridges,...
A business graduate now taking a PHD in corporate social responsibility in Sunderland is putting his studies into action having launched a foodbank, a health recruitment agency and a housing initiative. Sunderland student Peter Asuata’s foodbank has taken off in...
Sunderland is an example to other cities in terms of how culture can lead urban regeneration, according to one of Wearside’s leading educationalists. Graeme Thompson, the pro-vice chancellor at the University of Sunderland, made the claim as the city celebrated...
Sunderland has been rated the best city in the north of England to launch a business in and the second-best city in the whole country. In a study by online business magazine StartupsGeek.com, researchers reviewed a spectrum of business-related data...
Story Homes has obtained planning consent for 115 new properties at the Potters Hill development, which forms part of the transformation of South Sunderland. Construction of three, four and five-bedroom properties at The Birches will commence early in the new...
Sunderland City Council is helping power the success of a new business park in the borough with a multi-million-pound investment in its energy supply. The local authority has placed a five-megawatt order to the Northern Power Grid for the Hillthorn...
An innovative gift card scheme aimed at encouraging Sunderland shoppers to buy locally on the high street has boosted the local economy by tens of thousands of pounds within weeks of launch. The Sunderland City Gift Card - the result...

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