Katie Bulmer-Cooke

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Make social media work for you

It’s been a busy one on the social media front this week, as I’ve been out and about delivering my social media workshop to businesses in the region.

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Richard Wilson

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Richard aiming for five in five

This week I met up with a someone I’ve known for sometime, fellow fitness lover, Richard Wilson.

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Fiona Simpson

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: No question of me taking part

Sunderland is gearing up for an exciting event, as Question Time is set to be filmed in the city.

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Sir Peter Vardy

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Don’t be afraid to ask for help

This past week has been a week filled with education, as I’ve delivered courses and took part in a course myself too.

Does anyone sell healthy takeaways?

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Where are the healthy options?

This week, I’m kicking off the column this week with a bold statement...I’m not surprised that we are one of the fattest cities in the UK. There I said it. I used the F word...and I used it in relation to our city.

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Valentine's Day can be a boom time for jewellers.

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Valentine’s marketing dream

I’m going to kick off this week’s column by wishing everyone who reads it and comments online (even the not so nice ones), a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Launch of Sunderland's City of Culture Bid 2021 at Ryhope Engine Museum.

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Get behind Sunderland’s bid to be City of Culture 2021

This last week saw Sunderland’s bid to become City of Culture 2021 build more momentum with a visit to Parliament.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: The ‘rotten’ people who raided my pop-up shop stock

If you read my column regularly you’ll probably have got the vibe that I’m a pretty positive person. I like to find the silver lining in the darkest cloud and always try to see the best in everyone, even my delightful trolls on the Sunderland Echo website.

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KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Leave the PJs for the bedroom

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Leave the PJs for the bedroom

This week has been an unusual one...I think we may have a city-wide problem, as I’ve spotted way too many people out in public in their pyjamas.

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Amber Rose Cliff.

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Support the Amber petition

I couldn’t write this week’s column without giving a special mention to the beautiful Amber Rose Cliff, who sadly passed away last week after battling cervical cancer.

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Dodgeball is great fun

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Dodgeball is great fun to play

Everyone is right back in the swing of work and exercising again now that we are well into January. As much as I love the holidays, I’m a huge fan of structure and routine, so as you can imagine I’m enjoying being back to work.

Walking is a great way of keeping fit and staying healthy.

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: My hopes for 2017 – be happy, healthy and positive

Happy New Year everyone. I love the buzz of this time of year, and just thinking about all the opportunities 2017 has in store is dead exciting.

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Katie with fellow Fit in the Kitchen presented Joe Sexton.

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Big changes ahead for 2017

So the big day has been and gone, and I hope everyone had a brilliant Christmas. Now it’s that dodgy time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, that mostly involves eating Ferrero Rocher in my pyjamas, not getting ready until dinner time, having long dog walks down the beach and doing twice the number of workouts I normally do to help limit the Ferrero Rocher related damage.

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Christmas shopping at The Bridges Sunderland.

KATIE BULMERE-COOKE: Get ready now to gain advantage

I’m almost at festive breaking point, in a good way of course. I’m beyond excited for Christmas, more so than ever this year. I think being in The Bridges most days helps, with the decorations, Christmas music on loop and everyone dashing around buying Christmas presents and with rolls of wrapping paper hanging out of their shopping bags.

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Katie with Denise Wilson

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Denise crowned with award

Last week saw the annual Springboard GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Awards take place at The Roker Hotel, and I was asked to present the awards for the second year in a row.

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A picture from 1944 of the Donnison School

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: A wander down memory lane

I’ve had a little wander down memory lane this week, firstly thanks to a lovely gentleman who popped into my pop up shop last week.

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The Bridges Snowdogs

Let’s change the whiny record on Sunderland city centre

I’m a sucker for a motivational quote, and I love scrawling through Instagram and reading positive sayings.

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Winners in the Sunderland Echo Portfolio 2016 Business Awards at the Stadium of Light.

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: We do have lots to celebrate

Four days on and I am still buzzing from the Echo Portfolio Awards. It was such a brilliant night, and a night that I look forward to every year, as it is a major opportunity to celebrate business in Sunderland, and boy do we have a lot to celebrate. From small businesses and sole traders to large businesses and life time achievement, we really do have an array of success stories in our city.

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Katie and her Portfolio award in 2012 with Mel Donaghue of Barclays

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Celebrate your wins big time!

I’m kicking off my column with some exciting news. This week I’m doing the after dinner speech at the Echo’s Portfolio Awards.

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Katie in her Apprentice days

KATIE BULMER-COOKE: Best of luck to new apprentices

The adverts have popped up on our screens, Lord Sugar is doing the press rounds and this year’s candidates have been revealed, which can only mean one thing. The Apprentice is about to start it’s twelfth series.

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