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Sunderland entrepreneurs invest in mental health of the city

Sunderland entrepreneurs invest in mental health of the city 7th May 2021

A Sunderland counselling service has committed to improving the mental health of the city by investing in the training of new psychotherapists. Breakfree Counselling, based at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC),...

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WL Distillery wins silver a prestigious 2021 London Spirits Competition

WL Distillery wins silver a prestigious 2021 London Spirits Competition 27th April 2021

County Durham based WL Distillery have been awarded the Silver medal at the London Spirits Competition 2021 for their debut 1st Edition Gin. Now in its fourth year, the prestigious competition is an annual...

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Energy specialist urges firms to fight mis-selling

Energy specialist urges firms to fight mis-selling 26th April 2021

A company helping organisations recoup losses from energy mis-selling is generating positive charge of its own, after helping firms affected by the pandemic reclaim thousands. TPI Claims Company is the brainchild of brothers Craig...

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Julie’s own career change inspires business

Julie’s own career change inspires business 19th April 2021

A former lecturer who landed her job after returning to the classroom in her 30s has launched a business to help others make a career change. Back in 2004 Sunderland mum Julie Welsh was...

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Sunderland businesses urged to take advantage of gift card spend…

Sunderland businesses urged to take advantage of gift card spend… 15th April 2021

Sunderland businesses which haven’t yet signed up for the city’s gift card are urged to join – and take advantage of the thousands waiting to be spent. The Sunderland City Gift Card was launched...

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£1.5 million fundraising target on the horizon for Tailored Leisure Company

£1.5 million fundraising target on the horizon for Tailored Leisure Company 12th April 2021

Tailored Leisure Company (TLC) are on a mission to make a Stand for Access and their latest fundraising drive has now propelled them towards their £1.5million target. After a turbulent and unprecedented year, the...

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Transatlantic expansion on the cards for Sunderland company

Transatlantic expansion on the cards for Sunderland company 12th April 2021

A failed management buyout, recruitment issues and a pandemic – hardly an ideal start for any entrepreneur. But despite a ‘hell of a journey’ over the first three years of trading, Gareth Allen’s recruitment...

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Creative surgeries prove a welcome gift

Creative surgeries prove a welcome gift 7th April 2021

A LEADERSHIP trainer turned entrepreneur has praised a popular business support programme that helped her realise her own potential during the pandemic. Having spent many years working with some of the world’s biggest brands,...

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Innovation of the year recognition for Climate Action North

Innovation of the year recognition for Climate Action North 26th March 2021

Climate Action North has scooped a prestigious award for its innovative work tackling the climate and ecological crisis. The organisation picked up the Innovation of the Year Award in the VentureFest North East Innovation...

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Upcycling specialist proves a class act

Upcycling specialist proves a class act 26th March 2021

A former Teacher whose passion for upcycling led her to launch her own business two years ago is set to go full circle, with ambitions to launch dedicated workshops later this year to teach...

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