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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 solution that rewards OFFLINE, High Street spending with a credit that can be used to reduce or eliminate parking costs. 

Find out more

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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 

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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

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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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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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.

Find out more

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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. 

Sign up now

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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.

Find out more

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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.

Find out more

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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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TRAINING AND RECRUITMENT

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

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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 

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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