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Sunderland Business Partnership proudly sits at the forefront of the rebirth of Sunderland, a united force for change, championing and challenging our public sector partners to think big.

We bring together a range of partners – large and small – all with an interest in Sunderland’s development, creating opportunities for them to collaborate and grow, which in turn helps our brilliant city to be a more dynamic destination for business.

Sunderland is a brilliant location for digital and business services, an advanced manufacturing powerhouse with a global presence making it one of the key cities both within the UK and globally for business and investment.
It is a vibrant, digitally connected hub with plenty of opportunity for investors, partnerships, growing businesses, startups and entrepreneurs.
With its prime location on the North East coast, Sunderland is home to a number of booming and innovative industries including engineering, advanced manufacturing, digital, technology, aerospace and more. The UK's biggest car manufacturing plant is based in our city, and Sunderland is a European centre for electric vehicle research and production.
The life changing University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based in campuses in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations and our track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies.
Building Design Northern are an award-winning creative studio of Architects, Structural & Civil Engineers, and Project Managers based in Sunderland & Ulverston, with a nationwide portfolio of work.
As one of the region’s most ambitious and dynamic professional services businesses, BDN are pioneering developments that conserve the environment, while delivering truly modern environments to live, work and enjoy.
They are playing an instrumental role in the city's transformation as the driving force behind the new Sheepfolds Stables leisure development and previously led the tasteful regeneration of Simpson Street School into their company headquarters.
Sunderland College is a leading provider of education and training. It is part of Education Partnership North East, one of the largest college groups nationally.
It offers one of the largest selection of courses in the region for school leavers, adults and employers including A-levels, professional and technical courses and apprenticeships as well as higher education qualifications such as HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees.
Studying at Sunderland College gives students the qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience to make a real difference in the world and achieve their life and career goals.
Creo Comms are a purpose-driven, creative marketing agency that loves to inspire audiences and build meaningful relationships.

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