Sunderland

Sunderland is a city and metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear, North East England that makes up to 10.57% of the region’s population. Known for its industrial heritage of ship building and coal mining, today it 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. In software and data technology, Sunderland sustains innovative and ambitious companies, from gaming studios to online retail support. Financial and customer services is also a key sector, with blue-chip brands making repeat investments, benefitting from the city's expert and loyal workforce.

 

Sunderland

Sunderland City Council has ambitious plans to transform the city from a historically industrial town to a modern, prosperous digital city. Working with partners, the Council has committed to improving the local economy and social welfare of residents through its Corporate Plan 2016-2020, Transforming Our City Strategy and 3,6,9 Vision (outlining plans for the next three, six and nine years).