The Open North Foundation is rolling out grants to North-East businesses in need which can survive the pandemic and thrive if they get targeted assistance. The charity, formed as a business response to Covid-19, has begun the process of giving...
Sunderland graduate and celebrity stylist Madeleine Bowden’s has given a Masterclass to students who might be inspired to follow in her business footsteps. The University of Sunderland Fashion Journalism Graduate talked about X Factor mishaps, sewing pants on a singer...
With the lockdown exit plan now in place, two professors from the University of Sunderland – experts in education and business – discuss how they expect the classroom and the High Street to look in the coming weeks and...
National Apprenticeship Week 2021 gives the University of Sunderland a chance to celebrate this year’s theme – Build the Future, through the inspirational work of its apprentices, partners and staff. The university is currently working with more than 60 employers across...
WORDS: GRAEME ANDERSON PICTURES: GRAEME ROWATT One of the newest Members of the British Empire is not one to stand on ceremony or rest on her laurels. Dr Michelle Cooper, CEO of the County Durham Community Foundation, who was awarded the honour...
In each issue of Wear Business, we sit down for a cuppa and a natter with a local business leader… Name: Alison Gittins Age: 54 Born: Hartlepool Lives: Lambton Park Organisation & job title: Durham Business Group, CEO When I was at school, I wanted...
Supply Chain North East can help companies in the region amid the storm of Covid and Brexit. Launched in 2018, the Supply Chain North East business support programme aims to work with 900 companies by the end of 2021 –...
Plastic’s been his passion all his working life - and now Patrick Connolly aims to prove three into one DOES go. Since 1990, plastic has been Belfast-born Patrick’s business calling - 30 years making “all sorts of weird and wonderful...
Leading lights in the creative industries are contributing to a crucial week of activities at the University of Sunderland which supports students’ careers in the arts and cultural sectors. Daily Mirror associate editor Kevin Maguire, television writer David Quantick, digital...
Jade Business Park made an instant impression in Wearside when Global Fortune-500 company Sumitomo Electrical Wiring Systems Europe moved into their brand-new, custom-built 50,000 sq ft unit on the 55-acre employment site in July of this year. For businesses in...

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