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Discover and celebrate our successes by browsing through our videos and case studies which tell the story of the businesses and investments in Sunderland that have shaped our city. 

We are proud of the businesses, entrepreneurs and partners that call Sunderland home, and the interest and talent that our region continues to attract. Explore our success stories, and find out why you should invest in Sunderland today.

TeenyWeeny VR

The company has developed a fun, VR-based edutainment platform which helps children deal with phobias, anxiety, change and transition episodes with a calming, fully immersive and portable experience. TeenyWeeny VR is the winner of 2021/22 Innovate UK's Women in Innovation Award.


"We looked at around 30 different spaces to find a good fit. It had to be somewhere we could be proud of, and The Beam, when we viewed that, stood out above all else as a building. It was head and shoulders above,"

Ocado Group

There were so many things that attracted us to open a facility in Sunderland, but more than anything, the skilled people we believed we could access greatly appealed.

Penshaw View

"We really needed some Grade A buildings,"

Liebherr Cranes

Today, the workforce is still one of the big attractions. "The liberal employment market here is more flexible than on mainland Europe. I only have to ask if people will be willing to work Sundays or overtime. In Germany or Austria, you have to go through the authorities."

Tiger Filtration

Since setting up in 2004, the company, which manufactures filter elements for compressed air, gas and vacuum applications, has not only achieved remarkable growth but also been rewarded with the Queen's Award for International Trade.


The decision to manufacture the Q30 in Sunderland reflects our confidence in UK production quality and efficiency. This model has been developed jointly by our engineers in Japan, our London design centre and our European technical centre at Cranfield, harnessing the world-class automotive talent based in the UK.


The specialist department based at Doxford International Business Park handles calls with Barclays customers worldwide, whose bank accounts or cards have suffered potential fraud. More than 200 new positions from front-line staff to management were created with the move.


Bringing together a talented and passionate team of tech developers, skilled marketeers, customer service advocates and support teams in finance and HR, tombola has held true to the values that first established it in the market - a friendly and fun business, with community at its heart.

LGIM Real Assets

"We are backing two significant job-creating commercial developments in Sunderland, a city that has impressed us with its vision and intent."

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