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WEAR IN BUSINESS

Find out how Sunderland BID can help support you and your business

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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 LED lighting.

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Digital Skills training

DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

Digital training to up-skill small businesses using social media, sessions ran by leading training providers in the city.

Contact Sunderland Software City 

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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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SHOPAPPY IS COMING TO SUNDERLAND

Sunderland BID is partnering with ShopAppy who have a built in 'click and collect' service, to help consumers to shop local with ease and support businesses by providing buying choices.

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ParkingPERX

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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Learning opportunities

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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Lee Taylor

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 

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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 office spaces and more permanent / long term solutions.

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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.

Book onto the latest session

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Advertising Opportunities

BID levy payers can take up FREE advertising space and build a presence for theirbusiness on a range of our digital screens across Wearside.

Find out more

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Sunderland Gift Card

Sunderland BID will soon be rolling out the inclusive Sunderland Gift Card, for customers to use in their favourite local stores, restaurants and leisure facilities. 

Coming soon

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Scaleup NOrth East

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. 

More information 

RECRUITMENT, APPRENTICESHIPS, HEALTH & SAFETY, AND TRAINING INTO EMPLOYMENT

Penshaw View are a leading provider in the North, now operating nationwide with flexible training and recruitment options.

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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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