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Studio space delivers for midwife’s baby business

Studio space delivers for midwife’s baby business 26th July 2021

A MIDWIFE of 20 years who swapped the maternity unit for her own business unit has spoken of her delight, after helping over 1,000 expecting mothers through their pregnancy. Tori Young, 43, set up...

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Agency brewing up a plan to showcase local talent

Agency brewing up a plan to showcase local talent 23rd July 2021

A NORTH EAST talent agency which has helped performers work around the world has teamed up with a leading brewery to help would-be entertainers get a break. Sunderland-based IStage Group, based at the North...

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Sunderland to welcome colourful time to talk benches

Sunderland to welcome colourful time to talk benches 23rd July 2021

Budding artists of all ages are encouraged to pick up a paintbrush and get involved with a new initiative launching in Sunderland. Sunderland BID has been commissioned by Sunderland City Council and is working...

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New recruitment agency helps businesses find top talent

New recruitment agency helps businesses find top talent 18th July 2021

After working in recruitment for more than 13 years, Laura Gillespie has started her own recruitment agency and is off to a flying start matching people to the right jobs. Gillespie Recruitment, which is...

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Royal recognition for our Paul

Royal recognition for our Paul 14th July 2021

North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) Chief Executive Paul McEldon has been honoured with an OBE in recognition of his efforts to create thousands of jobs and businesses in the region. Paul received...

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International bodyguard puts down roots in Sunderland

International bodyguard puts down roots in Sunderland 11th July 2021

After a career protecting the lives of everyone from the most vulnerable to the world’s most powerful, Harry Welshman has finally put down roots in Sunderland where he’s launched his own security business. When...

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Office move helps care for the carers

Office move helps care for the carers 5th July 2021

A Sunderland care company has moved into new offices at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) as part of its investment in the wellbeing of its key workers. Managers at Comfort Call,...

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Social entrepreneurs grow their vision for creative Sunderland…

Social entrepreneurs grow their vision for creative Sunderland… 24th June 2021

A pair of social entrepreneurs have taken another step towards delivering their vision of making Sunderland a place of cultural and creative excellence, with an ambitious plan for a city centre landmark. Mark Burns...

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Legal Eagle swoops in on law change

Legal Eagle swoops in on law change 24th June 2021

A FAST-THINKING solicitor has revealed how she continued to deliver much-needed legal support during the pandemic. Rebecca Calvert, a former partner at a large North East law firm, set up her own mobile legal...

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Toolkit to help the business community take climate action to be unveiled

Toolkit to help the business community take climate action to be unveiled 23rd June 2021

Climate Action North will reveal a toolkit to help businesses scrutinise their resilience against climate change risks, and take action, where needed. Firms will be able to use the online Business Action Toolkit (BAT),...

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