The Eat Out Help Out scheme has proved deliciously tempting to diners across Wearside. The new incentive, to give the restaurant industry a much-needed boost after lockdown, allows people to dine with a 50 per cent discount on Mondays to...
Every business and organisation in the UK has been impacted since the pandemic took its grip in March. But Wearside is fighting back and here, business leaders discuss how the region is coping and preparing for the future. We asked what...
The pandemic and lockdown has forced many companies and organisations to rely on remote working for the past few months. Business leaders in Wearside say employers and their employees’ have embraced the change to work from home. And the ability to...
Leading experts in the North-East have called on the government to do more to assist the entertainment and culture sectors. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a series of measures to support businesses which have been closed to audiences since lockdown...
As the Wear region emerges from the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown introduced to contain it, the confidence of consumers and businesses will be critical to any hopes of swift economic revival. And the good news is...
It was an Independence Day of an altogether different kind across Wearside as hotels, pubs and restaurants re-opened their doors for the first time since the March Lockdown last Saturday, July 4. With pre-bookings required, no queuing at the bar,...
As Wearside businesses emerge to deal with the carnage left by Covid, we asked businesses big and small whether they could be positive about the longer-term prospects for the local economy. Here’s what they had to say… John Mowbray OBE,...
Professor Monika Foster is Head of the School of Business and Management at the University of Sunderland. Here, she talks about how the success of female leadership during the Covid-19 is not a chance outcome, but rather a sign...
As our pubs, restaurants and hotels prepare to re-open their doors, Wear Business asked leading figures in the region’s hospitality industry what hit them hardest during lockdown and what are they most looking forward to as D-Day 2020 approaches....
We asked some of the region’s prominent business leaders for their crisis leadership tips to share with others who have responsibility of leading a team in these most challenging of times. Here’s what they had to say… Natasha McDonough, managing...

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