North East Royal visit. The Duke of Kent visits Liebherr of Sunderland.
Royal visit lifts North East crane manufacturer, Liebherr
Royal visit lifts North East crane manufacturer, Liebherr

The Duke of Kent visited Liebherr Sunderland yesterday [5th March] to hear more about the company’s continued investment in the city and its award-winning apprenticeship programme. His Royal Highness was welcomed to the plant by Liebherr Sunderland managing director Ralph Saelzer before meeting the Mayor and Mayoress, Councillors David and Dianne Snowdon and Sunderland Central […]

Up to 30 new roles for growing Sunderland digital business, Saggezza
Up to 30 new roles for growing Sunderland digital business, Saggezza
Up to 30 new roles for growing Sunderland digital business, Saggezza

Rapidly-expanding Saggezza, which provides software solutions for clients including a global private investment banks and a global credit card brand, will expand its employee base in Sunderland by some 50 per cent, after seeing global sales soar in 2019. The business completed a number of new partnership deals last year to aide its offer to clients and […]

Liebherr expands its Sunderland base
Transformation plan for abandoned waste site
Transformation plan for abandoned waste site

An abandoned waste site is to be transformed into use as a key manufacturing site after being bought by Sunderland City Council. The major regeneration scheme will see leading crane manufacturer Liebherr expanding its business into the former Alex Smiles waste site in Deptford. Liebherr Sunderland builds maritime cranes and cargo handling equipment from its […]

Legal & General, one of the world’s largest investment managers, has announced that it has backed an extensive masterplan for the regeneration of Sunderland’s city centre, after agreeing a £100m deal with Sunderland City Council.
£100m boost for Sunderland’s city centre vision
£100m boost for Sunderland’s city centre vision

Legal & General, one of the world’s largest investment managers, has announced that it has backed an extensive masterplan for the regeneration of Sunderland’s city centre, after agreeing a £100m deal with Sunderland City Council.   Legal & General’s commitment will deliver three buildings on the former Vaux Brewery site and form part of the […]

ProForcast opens a new Head Office in Sunderland
ProForecast moves to Sunderland Software Centre
ProForecast moves to Sunderland Software Centre

TRANS-ATLANTIC tech firm, ProForecast, designed to help businesses accurately predict future performance, is forecasting a bright outlook for its platform after moving to a new head office in Sunderland. ProForecast has developed cloud-based software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help businesses strategically plan for the future, providing in-depth predictions and reports that enable users […]

Overseas expansion adds up for fintech company, Inflo
Overseas expansion adds up for fintech company, Inflo
Overseas expansion adds up for fintech company, Inflo

Inflo, a North East fintech business is set to continue investing in the region after strong international growth, including a deal with Thomson Reuters, saw it record its best year to date. Inflo, based at the Evolve Business Centre in Houghton-le-Spring, has developed a suite of software solutions with the potential to revolutionise the global […]

HYVE Electric Battery Plant based at Hyperdrive Innovation, Sunderland
Sunderland’s innovative partnerships are driving jobs and the economy
Sunderland’s innovative partnerships are driving jobs and the economy

Sunderland’s strong global position as a leading automotive and advanced manufacturing hub continues to grow. The car-making sector is helping to build a strong knowledge economy in the city, which is key to the North East’s economic growth. Sunderland City Council is playing a leading role, building strong partnerships with innovators, entrepreneurs, universities and business […]

NEAA 2019 Expo event at The Beacon of Light in Sunderland Picture: DAVID WOOD
Over 600 delegates attend NE Auto Expo in massive show of strength for the North East automotive sector
Over 600 delegates attend NE Auto Expo in massive show of strength for the North East automotive sector

Delegates at the fifth annual NE Auto Expo, coordinated by the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), heard the sector has created 8,000 jobs and attracted £1.9 billion of capital investment in the last ten years. Both figures are set to grow strongly with the creation of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), situated close to […]