City of Sunderland

Sunderland City Council – Business Investment Team

Sunderland is home to a number of thriving and innovative industries including advanced, manufacturing, engineering, digital technology, aerospace and professional services. The UK’s biggest car manufacturing plant, Nissan, is based in our city at the heart of our automotive sector, and Sunderland is a leading global location for electric vehicle research and production.

The ‘can do’ hard-working attitude and loyalty of the highly skilled local workforce attracts businesses from within the UK and around the world, including some of the world’s biggest brands who’ve laid down roots in our city; Nissan, Pentland, Liebherr and Rolls Royce among others.

From first class commercial space, excellent transport links, significant investment in city development and a skilled workforce, to being named Smart City of the Year in 2020 – Sunderland is a great city for business.

Sunderland’s Business Investment Team has a proven track record of attracting, encouraging, and nurturing successful enterprises.  From initial enquiry, to long-term aftercare, businesses can expect a bespoke, personal service from the Business Investment Team. If you need support and advice, are looking to relocate, expand, take a product or service to market or to export, talk to us.


CONTACT – Business and Investment Team

TELEPHONE – 0191 561 1194


ADDRESS – Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB

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