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Work completes on multi-million pound port expansion
Work completes on multi-million pound port expansion

Port of Sunderland is ensuring it is well positioned to attract future investment, after work on a multi-million-pound expansion programme was completed this week. The Port of Sunderland – which was bolstered by an £8.2millon investment after areas of its estate were granted Enterprise Zone (EZ) status in 2017 – has undergone a major improvement-programme to its East Shore […]

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Riverside Sunderland: Plan promises 1000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and a transformed city centre
Riverside Sunderland: Plan promises 1000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and a transformed city centre

A transformational masterplan that will reinvent the heart of Sunderland has been released today.  The Riverside Sunderland Masterplan, which sets out a detailed blueprint for the regeneration of a key city centre quarter with sweeping views across the river, has been unveiled by Sunderland City Council.  Describing Riverside Sunderland as ‘the most exciting regeneration site […]

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North East’s Reece Group Engineers a positive future with encouraging financial results
North East’s Reece Group Engineers a positive future with encouraging financial results

Reece Group has announced positive end of year results for 2019 which reflect new contract wins, business growth and advances in product technology. The North East-based organisation, the holding company for Pearson Engineering, Responsive Engineering and Velocity, has announced a collective turnover of £64.6m for the year ending December 2019. This is up 48% on […]

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Deal agreed for Sunderland’s £60m Hillthorn Park that will create a manufacturing hub and could support the creation of 1,600 jobs.
Deal agreed for Sunderland’s £60m Hillthorn Park that will create a manufacturing hub and could support the creation of 1,600 jobs.

Deal agreed for £60m Sunderland regeneration scheme to redevelop the 61.8-acre Hillthorn Park site in Washington into a manufacturing hub, that could support the creation of 1,600 jobs. Legal & General, on behalf of its Industrial Property Investment Fund, has agreed a deal with Sunderland City Council to invest £60m in a regeneration scheme that […]

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Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation have signed an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East. The two North East manufacturers will now accelerate the creation of batteries that can be mass-produced to provide emission-free power for hundreds of battery trains across the UK. […]

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 […]