In the past year, County Durham Community Foundation has funded over 60 projects that tackle food poverty. More than £260,000 was awarded and transformed into food, food parcels and hot meals that fed a remarkable 92,000 people. Michelle Cooper, chief executive...
A charity which delivers training and courses for people with complex learning needs, disabilities and mental health issues says a £10,000 donation by The Bernicia Foundation has been a vital lifeline. Real Lives: Real Choices, a small, community-focused organisation based...
An ICT and renewable energy specialist has joined forces with Seaham-based Great Annual Savings in a deal that plugs the energy consultancy’s clients into the electric vehicle revolution. UCS Technologies offers its clients a range of services including networking, security...
The world of work is evolving. Digital technology is changing how businesses of all sizes operate. Undoubtedly there will be great opportunities for those who have the right skills and knowledge, but what will these be? Digital experts from Teesside University...
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...

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