Business

Bridges Shopping Center Hoping To Boost Shopper's Christmas Spirits
Sunderland’s the Bridges shopping centre is hoping to boost shoppers’ Christmas spirits – with the news of three new openings. With non-essential retail all set to re-open, there are even more reasons to support local retailers – although in a socially distanced way – with the return of two seasonal...
Sunderland Supporting Local Businesses Through ShopAppy.com
SUNDERLAND shoppers can now find new ways to support local, independent traders, thanks to the city signing up to a trailblazing scheme. ShopAppy.com was launched to help the high street engage with customers in a new way that would make it more convenient for them to shop and has now...
A Call For Change In Gaming Culture’s Unequal Stereotypes
A study that shines a light on racial and gender stereotypes in the billion-dollar gaming industry has led to a graduation prize for a Sunderland Masters student. Kirsty Evers wanted to better understand the attitudes of players towards the protagonists within character-focused video games, who are commonly white, straight and...
Catholic Education Trust Launches An Ambitious Regional Project
An expanding North East Catholic Education trust has launched one of the largest, most ambitious school projects of its kind involving South Tyneside, Durham and Sunderland schools to highlight the power of unity, hope and aspiration during a time of great challenges in education. Journeys of Hope is a long-term...
Investigating Pharmacists' Role In Identifying Early Cancer Symptoms
A region-wide study unveiled during Mouth Cancer Action Month A group of North East researchers and health experts have come together for a major study into the role community pharmacists could play in the early identification and referral of patients with suspected head and neck cancers (HNC). The study, which begins...
Teesside-Born Karen Eve Takes On New Role As Shopping Centre Director
The new Centre Director of Sunderland’s the Bridges has revealed how a mystery ambassador convinced her to take up her new role. Teesside-born Karen Eve recently took over the top job at the centre, following years of experience in property management which led to her winning a number of prestigious...
Covid-19 Pandemic Changes Festive Shopping Forever
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 the region? Here, business expert and University of Sunderland’s Professor...
Sunderland Gift Card Launched In Support For Local Businesses
SUNDERLAND has become the first city in the North East to launch its own gift card scheme, as part of its on-going commitment to boosting the local economy. The Sunderland Gift Card is being pioneered by Sunderland City Council and Sunderland BID, which has teamed up with Miconex, the company...
Leading lights in the creative industries are contributing to a crucial week of activities at the University of Sunderland which supports students’ careers in the arts and cultural sectors. Daily Mirror editor Kevin Maguire, television writer David Quantick, digital entrepreneur Austen Atkinson, and Linda Mason, a renowned make-up artist for...
Sunderland-Based Printing Company Launches "Print Out to Help Out" Scheme
The expected seasonal rush as consumers flock to buy personalised items for Christmas has led to one of the country’s top print businesses making a unique offer to other companies in the industry. The festive season is always a busy time of year for the Precision Proco Group, with all...

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