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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.



As part of Love Local, we have a selection of prizes to giveaway provided by some of the participants.

Simply register your details below for your chance to win!

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Address Monday 15th January - Kayll Road

Parker Trust

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Pallion Action Group

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Address Tuesday 16th January - St Lukes Terrace

Claim It Ltd

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Address Wednesday 17th January - South Shields

Address Thursday 18th January

Taste of Home

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Address Friday 19th January - Roker

Show Off Hair and Beauty

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A2B Beds

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Address Monday 22nd January - Newbottle and Shiney Row


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Fiesta Dry Cleaners

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Coffee Connect

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Shiney Row Barbers

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Address Tuesday 23rd January - City Centre

Designer Childrenswear

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Just Travel Cover

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Address Wednesday 24th January - Washington

DIY Trading

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Let's Play Big

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Gravity Force Sunderland

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Address Thursday 25th January

Downey DIY

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Address Friday 26th January - Sea Road and Wessington Way

Club Zest

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Dolled Up

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Vertu Honda

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