Business

Blossoming new business aids local community

A new business owner is using flower power to inspire and educate a variety of North East community groups. Sunderland-based Alison Hunter is combining her love and passion for floristry and her experience in mental health and social care to provide unique educational...

Regional university pledges commitment to its local community

The University of Sunderland has reaffirmed its commitment to the city and north east region by pledging to put the economy and quality of life in the local community top of its list of priorities. Sunderland joins 30 other institutions in committing to produce a...

Winners of powerful short film announced

The winners of a hard-hitting short film which shows the devastating impact male rape has on its victim have been announced during an awards ceremony at the University of Sunderland. ‘Talk to Me’ was part of a series of powerful short films created by students in...

Cheeky start to 2019

To celebrate the arrival of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL this March, Sunderland Empire has got behind Sunderland Business Improvement District’s #ShopSunderland initiative for 2019! Inspired by the extraordinary story, local businesses and...

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£20M to help build new homes

A £20m bid to help boost road and infrastructure links for thousands of new homes is being examined by Sunderland City Council's Cabinet. The submission to the Government's £2.3bn Housing Infrastructure Fund is for supporting the South Sunderland Growth Area. This...

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Big data business set to map future skills needs

A SUNDERLAND software company is hoping to shape the skills agenda, with new tech that predicts what the jobs market will look like in the future. Sunderland Software Centre based Geek Talent, which has developed complex software that uses algorithms to process...

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