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Sun FM Loves Local!

We're sharing our love for local businesses!

Sun FM loves supporting local businesses. In fact - based in Sunderland for 20 years, we’re one ourselves!

That’s why we’re visiting some of Wearside's top local businesses and shouting about the amazing things they do with our Love Local campaign.

Listen out, as our own Sun FM presenters visit some of our areas great local businesses - finding out more about what they’re up to.

Plus, they will be broadcasting videos from each business on our Twitter feed as well. Check out our galleries below to see where we've been!

You can also check out some of the amazing businesses we're featuring below too!


Small Business Facts

  • For every £1 spent with a small business, 63 per cent is re-spent in the local area, compared to 40p in every £1 spent in a large business.
  • Up to a fifth of the UK economy is made up of micro-businesses.
  • It is predicted that by the end of 2018, 68 per cent of SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises) will offer online sales on their website (According to a report by Capital Economics, commissioned by Amazon)
  • 20 per cent of SMEs are majorly led by Women
  • In the past Six years, the North East has seen an increase of small businesses of 12 per cent.
  • According to the British Independent Retailer Association, 14,621 independent retails stores opened in the UK last year.
  • 78 per cent of small businesses have said they are optimistic of their future in the year ahead.

Address Monday 23rd April

Sirius Telecom

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Bear Bottom

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Address Wednesday 25th April

Prep and Deliver

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Sparkle Dance and Stage

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Address Thursday 26th April

Car and Bike Magic

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Busy Lizzie's Cafe Deli

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Address Friday 27th April

Crumb On In

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Just Travel Cover

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Driver Skills North East

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Address Wednesday 23rd May

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