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New street ranger hits the streets of Sunderland

New street ranger hits the streets of Sunderland 24th September 2018

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...

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Digital company goes for a pizza the market

Digital company goes for a pizza the market 24th September 2018

A NORTH East digital company is hoping to give fast food retailers a bigger slice of the market, after launching a new site to rival Just Eat. The FoodHouse, which has been designed and...

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North East BIC wins three bids to increase North-East employment

North East BIC wins three bids to increase North-East employment 19th September 2018

The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) has won a contract to help people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds find employment. The new contract, known as LA7, will see them deliver...

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SAFC Managing Director to address small business owners at conference

SAFC Managing Director to address small business owners at conference 17th September 2018

SUNDERLAND football club managing director Tony Davison will discuss the need to encourage visitors to the city to boost local businesses at a special conference next month. Mr Davison will be one of a...

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New counselling service provides bridge for emotional support

New counselling service provides bridge for emotional support 11th September 2018

A new counselling service made up of Sunderland University graduates has launched in the area. Breakfree Counselling Services – based at the North East Business and Innovation Centre – has opened its doors to...

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“Life-changing” social enterprise cooks up major TV appearance

“Life-changing” social enterprise cooks up major TV appearance 4th September 2018

A charitable initiative that helps cancer sufferers fall back in love with food has appeared on the BBC’s, The One Show. Life Kitchen – which launched earlier this year in Sunderland with support from...

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Pop-up photography workshop heads to the bridges

Pop-up photography workshop heads to the bridges 3rd September 2018

BUDDING photographers can play a part in a Sunderland photographic experiment with a pop-up event at the Bridges this week. On Thursday and Friday 6 and 7 September, the #wearexperimenting project will be on...

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North East business confidence dips in August, but hiring intentions rise 3rd September 2018

  Lloyds Bank’s Business Barometer for August 2018 shows: • Overall confidence for firms in the North East fell 14 points in the past month to 20 per cent • Economic optimism in the...

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Sunderland’s impressive Northern Spire bridge has opened to traffic

Sunderland’s impressive Northern Spire bridge has opened to traffic 30th August 2018

Sunderland’s stunning new Northern Spire bridge has now opened to traffic. The landmark bridge across the River Wear, with its majestic 105m central A-frame pylon, was opened at 11.10am, with the first members of...

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Nominations open for Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards

Nominations open for Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 29th August 2018

As a regular supporter of the prestigious Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards, the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) is proud to be sponsoring this year’s Social Enterprise Award. The award honours outstanding and...

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