BGL Group creates 40 new digital jobs in Sunderland in new tech hub
Digital distributor BGL Group to create 40 jobs in new digital hub
Digital distributor BGL Group to create 40 jobs in new digital hub

BGL Group to create 40 digital jobs at Sunderland base BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, is to invest £3m in a new tech hub at its base in Sunderland, it announced today. The investment has been welcomed by MAKE it Sunderland at Sunderland City Council, which has advised […]

Engineering a bright future, news story (Aug 2018)
Engineering a bright future
Engineering a bright future

A HIGH voltage engineering company, which recently opened a new office in Sunderland, has its eyes on further growth after bagging £1.15m in funding. EDS HV was launched in Lancashire in 1993 and offers a complete end-to-end turnkey engineering solution, working on renewable energy projects across the globe. The renewable energy sector has witnessed unprecedented […]

Sunderlands Northern Spire Bridge Opens
Sunderlands Northern Spire Bridge Opens

Sunderland’s stunning new Northern Spire bridge has opened to traffic this morning (Wednesday August 29). The landmark bridge across the River Wear, with its majestic 105m central A-frame pylon, was opened at 11.10am, with the first members of the public driving, riding and walking across seconds later. Northern Spire is the result of an innovative […]

IAMP Breaks Ground, Sunderland/South Tyneside
Work starts on major manufacturing hub
Work starts on major manufacturing hub

WORK that will pave the way for one of the most significant national development sites at the heart of the North East is now underway.  The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) will be a key manufacturing hub for the North.   Planning permission was granted for the development of phase one of the IAMP in […]

One millionth Juke built at Nissan Sunderland Plant
One millionth Juke built at Sunderland Plant
One millionth Juke built at Sunderland Plant

Eight years after it created the compact crossover segment, the one millionth Juke has rolled off the line at Nissan Sunderland Plant. On average, a brand new Juke is built at the plant every 105 seconds. Well known for its distinctive sporty styling, the 2018 Juke comes with a host of interior and exterior personalisation […]

Hyperdrive Innovation, Advanced Manufacturing
Hyperdrive and Nissan complete £19m High Energy Density Battery project
Hyperdrive and Nissan complete £19m High Energy Density Battery project

Battery technology firm Hyperdrive Innovation is celebrating the successful completion of its government-backed High Energy Density Battery (HEDB) project. Hyperdrive Innovation, based in Sunderland, is a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery technology for electric vehicles and energy storage systems. The company’s High Energy Density Battery project played a significant role in developing the North-east […]

3 MILLIONTH QASHQAI PRODUCTION SUNDERLAND
Three millionth Qashqai built in UK as Nissan Europe sets sales record
Three millionth Qashqai built in UK as Nissan Europe sets sales record

Nissan Europe capped a record-breaking 2017 with the production of the three millionth Nissan Qashqai in the U.K., just over a decade after the category-defining vehicle made its debut.  The landmark achievement by Nissan’s Sunderland Plant came as the company posted its best ever full-year European sales, totalling 762,574 vehicles across Datsun and Nissan models. […]

Sunderland Software Centre - Digital and Tech excellence
Sunderland named one of best UK cities to start a business
Sunderland named one of best UK cities to start a business

Sunderland is one of the best cities in the UK in which to start a business, according to Barclays’ SME Growth Factors Index. Sunderland, which was found to boast some of the best growth environments for small businesses to flourish, ranked seventh and was the only North East city in the top ten. The Index, […]