WEAR IN BUSINESS
Find out how Sunderland BID can help support you and your business
The Sunderland Gift Card
The Sunderland Gift Card is a great way to give your loved ones, employees, colleagues and friends a treat of their own choosing – and support local business at the same time.
The card can be spent across the city in many ways, from shopping to cinema-going, from eating out to hair and beauty services.
ParkingPerx is the unique loyalty solution that rewards OFFLINE, High Street spending with a credit that can be used to reduce or eliminate parking costs.
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SR1 Street Ranger
Lee, our SR1 Street Ranger, provides an enhanced cleaning service within the city centre and offers rapid response call outs to local businesses.
Report a 'sort it' problem
The Mak'em Smile Ambassador Scheme is aimed at people working in the customer service industry or anyone who is passionate about Sunderland and want to ensure visitors received a friendly Mackem welcome.
SHOPAPPY HAS LAUNCHED IN SUNDERLAND
ShopAppy provides your business with an additional way to promote your products and services. Creating a focal point for consumers to explore all independent businesses in one place.
BID levy payers can take up FREE advertising space and build a presence for theirbusiness on a range of our digital screens across Wearside.
Energy Efficiency Savings
Sunderland City Council are offering eligible businesses in Sunderland a great opportunity to cut energy bills with 50% grants for installing an energy efficiency upgrade.
Sunderland BID are partnering with The Locale app to allow venue owners and managers the chance to confidently reopen their business.
POP-UP IN SUNDERLAND CITY CENTRE
Have a fresh business idea and looking to take it to the next level? We're helping start-ups with pop-up office spaces and more permanent / long term solutions.
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Sunderland College (part of Education Partnership North East), are looking to support businesses through and beyond Covid-19 with distance learning courses.
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DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING
Digital training to up-skill small businesses using social media, sessions ran by leading training providers in the city.
TRAINING AND RECRUITMENT
Penshaw View are a leading provider in the North, now operating nationwide with flexible training and recruitment options.
Upscale your business
Sunderland BID are collaborating with Scaleup North East to access professional services to help businesses thrive in the post Covid-19 world.
Inclusive campaign launched to shine a spotlight on independent shops, restaurant and businesses in Sunderland to support, promote and champion.