The North-East’s leading carnival arts company has continued its expansion with the launch of a new centre in Sunderland. The Creative Seed, which stages carnival parades and special events across the country, has taken over the former Labour Exchange at...
A boutique web development agency that specialises in supporting small businesses has designs for further growth after relocating to the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Blueocto, which was relaunched just six months ago by web developers Caroline Hagan...
A former police station in Sunderland City centre is set to be transformed into a busy business hub after a North East developer won a competitive bid-process to buy it. Gilbridge Police Station has been earmarked for development since Northumbria...
A fast-growing Sunderland tech company has appointed a senior leader to drive its growth, after acquiring a global digital company. Saggezza has appointed experienced digital expert Suhail Ahmed to guide the growth of a new arm of the company, Saggezza...
Retail giant Next have announced plans to expand in Sunderland city centre. The clothing store is set to take the vacant unit beside its existing store at the Bridges in Sunderland, increasing the store size from 10,221 sq ft to...
Former Dragons’ Den star Jenny Campbell is heading to Sunderland to encourage businesses to sign up for a scheme she has invested in. The former Business Woman of the Year, who made her fortune through providing ATM machines, invested £80,000...
Sunderland’s flagship office development The Beam is almost fully let after securing its third tenant. Asset55, a South Tyneside-based technology company providing software and supporting consultancy to the global oil and gas market, will bring 30 new jobs to the...
A training business to deliver short courses on mental health that will help all 300 of its apprentices to spot and tackle issues early. Sunderland-based Penshaw View – a training provider and health and safety business – is building Mental...
University of Sunderland is set to host popular Radio 4 discussion show Any Questions for the first time. The panel show, featuring personalities from the worlds of politics, media and elsewhere, will broadcast from the University on Friday, February 28. Although...
A Sunderland business management consultancy has announced a six-figure turnover in the year it tripled its workforce. DKS Straightforward is now gearing for further growth in 2020 after a strong financial year which saw the staff headcount increase to nine. Set...

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