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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.

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Sunderland Gift Card
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ParkingPERX

ParkingPerx is the unique loyalty app that rewards customers with FREE parking for spending with their favourite brands on the high street and online. 

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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. 

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Advertising Opportunities

Businesses in Sunderland city centre can take up many promotional and advertising opportunities to shout out about their amazing products and services. 

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.

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ShopAppy Where you shop
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Mak'em Smile

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.

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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.

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THE LOCALE

Sunderland BID are partnering with The Locale app to allow venue owners and managers the chance to confidently reopen their business. 

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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 spaces and more permanent / long term solutions.

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Learning opportunities

Sunderland College (part of Education Partnership North East), are looking to support businesses with distance learning courses.

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Digital Skills training

DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

12 hours of fully funded, free to access support for digital & non-digital businesses to help them grow their digital capacity.

IN SUNDERLAND

Inclusive campaign launched to shine a spotlight on independent shops, restaurant and businesses in Sunderland to support, promote and champion.

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