Much regeneration and redevelopment has taken place across the Wear region in recent years. Local business leaders tell us which Wear local building, construction or infrastructure most excites them. With more to come, what is the building, construction or infrastructure...
Paul McEldon’s contribution to the business development of the Wear region over the past two decades was recently recognised when he received the special Outstanding Contribution Award from the chair of the National Enterprise Network. As chief executive of the...
Amid rising infections and just prior to lockdown 3.0, Britain managed to secure a trade deal with the EU in the nick of time. Here, Professor Lawrence Bellamy from the University of Sunderland offers his views on what the...
Tim Hammond is project lead for Northern Accelerator - a collaboration between four North-East universities, Durham, Sunderland, Newcastle, Northumbria - to commercialise research and boost the region's economy. Here, he explains why he believes the North-East is poised to drive...
As the national was plunged back into lockdown this month, so life working from home continued for millions of us. But are we better prepared to adjust to living, working and home-schooling under one roof, 10 months on from...
With both workers and management under renewed pressure as a result of this week’s Lockdown announcement, Sunderland University’s head of psychology, Dr Helen Driscoll is concerned about the region’s mental health. In the personal list below, she explains why we...
Few people will appreciate how challenging a year it has been for businesses across the Wear region more than Paul McEldon, chief executive of the Sunderland-based Business Innovation Centre. In this personal message, Paul notes five lessons business learned in...
Wear Business editor Graeme Anderson introduces the latest print issue, which is available to read online... The winter issue of Wear Business magazine – the voice of business in the Wear region – has just been published and will be...
On what is traditionally one of the busiest shopping periods of the year, the high streets are eerily quiet. At least until December. But what will this pre-festive lockdown mean in the long-term for retailers and the hospitality industry across...
This week the Wear region, along with the rest of the North-East, found itself categorised as Tier 2 in terms of the Government’s new Covid-19 restrictions. Merseyside was the only area in the country put under the highest level of...

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