Businesses across Wearside have been urged to apply for the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2021. The famous seal of approval can make a huge difference to business performance, particularly in the export market. And two Wearside businesses - both on...
Businesses across Wearside are being urged to watch out for online fraudsters using the disruption caused by the Coronavirus crisis to con them out of cash. The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) has issued the warning after numerous...
As the Government sets out its five-point plan to bring the country out of lockdown, just what will a post-coronavirus world look like? Economists have warned of the long-term financial impact that could burden future generations, while mental health charities...
Sunderland’s seaside is – for many Wearsiders – the jewel in the crown of the city. And with a multi-million pounds programme set to transform prime, largely-unused land into a vibrant mixed use site, Wear Business speaks to Sunderland City...
By Graeme Anderson A County Durham charity boosted by the generosity of donors - who have given more than £100,000 to a Covid-19 appeal - say dozens of local causes will benefit. The County Durham Community Foundation launched a £250,000 appeal...
Key professions highlighted during the Covid-19 crisis are proving a fresh attraction for future university students. Hundreds of students took part in a virtual open day run by the University of Sunderland this month and leading academics say an increasing...
With a programme of works underway to ensure many of the city’s gems endure, Wear Business hears from Sunderland City Council leader Graeme Miller about the stunning old buildings that are either being brought back into use or earmarked...
A North-East Foundation that gave more than £3m to community projects last year is welcoming new supporters in its fight against poverty and inequality. Michelle Cooper, who became chief executive of County Durham Community Foundation in 2018, says the UK...
It’s fair to say businessman Michael Ditchburn has a passion for the University of Sunderland – as all his employees are graduates. The city-born businessman is himself a graduate of the University having earned a Geography degree back in 2002. Today...
It was once famed as a giant television manufacturing site – but now Mandale Business Park has switched channels to offer premises to a wide and ever-increasing range of businesses. The park’s owners are keen to attract more growing firms...

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