Sunderland is a manufacturing powerhouse with a global presence. Home to the UK’s biggest and most productive car plant, the city is a European centre for electric vehicle research and production, and expertise in advanced manufacturing extends across aerospace and turbo technologies.
With a proud history in shipbuilding and coal mining behind it, Sunderland is now looking forwards, towards a digital tech future.
In software and data technology Sunderland sustains innovative and ambitious companies, from gaming studios to online retail support.
Financial and customer services is a key sector, with blue-chip brands making repeat investments, benefitting from the city’s expert and loyal workforce.
Sunderland attracts business, including more than 80 internationally-owned companies originating in 20 territories and employing more than 26,000 people.
Sunderland is home to leading brands across banking, insurance and utilities, supporting national centres of excellence offering specialist business support services.