Business

New Street Ranger hits the streets of Sunderland

A new face is pounding the beat across Sunderland city centre in a new initiative from Sunderland Business Improvement District (BID). James Denny is the city’s first SR1 Street Ranger and has been appointed by the BID to offer an extra level of support to businesses....

Sunderland BID unveils business plan

Plans for the next five years of Sunderland Business Improvement District will be unveiled this week (20 Sept) at the launch of its new business plan. Businesses across the city will vote on the future of the BID in November, with a view to it returning for a further...

Boston film crew hits Sunderland and the largest UK orthodontic lab

A film crew from Boston, United States, recently, came over to Southwick Sunderland in order to capture the now largest orthodontic lab in the UK, Ashford Orthodontics on how they are upgrading technology and standing out from the crowd! Ashford Orthodontics is the...

Marketing specialists scale up

MEET the marketeer helping businesses scale-up around the world, from her base in Sunderland. Having worked in Los Angeles, Sydney and London, Natasha McDonough – founder and Managing Director of MMC – has always “gone global” in her worldview. MMC, which specialises...

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Software firms set for further expansion

A Sunderland-based business incubator is celebrating after two of its tenants announced plans to relocate to new, larger premises in the city. Sunderland Software Centre opened in 2013 and is the city’s flagship venue for innovative technology and creative businesses,...

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New School of Medicine head announced

Professor Scott Wilkes will head up the University of Sunderland’s new School of Medicine when it opens in September 2019. A Professor of General Practice and Primary Care at the University and part-time GP in North Tyneside, Professor Wilkes will oversee the new...

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Sunderland’s caring collaboration

PARENTS and guardians of youngsters with disabilities are being offered guidance and support thanks to a ground breaking new partnership. Sunderland Carers Centre is working with Sunderland Royal Hospital, providing a new service at the Niall Quinn Children’s Centre...

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From Royal Marines to engraving machines

A long-serving Royal Marine has returned to his native North East to forge a new path as an entrepreneur. Michael O’Donnell, who has spent 22 years as a weapons instructor in the Royal Marines, has launched an engraving business in Sunderland and has already attracted...

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