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Sunderland City Council

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 and creative, software, business services and more. The UK’s biggest car manufacturing plant is based in our city, and Sunderland is a European centre for battery manufacturing, electric vehicle research and production. From first class commercial space, excellent transport links, significant investment in city development and a skilled workforce, to being a forward thinking Smart City – Sunderland is a great city for business.

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Sunderland College

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Mobility Care Solutions Limited

We are a local family run business, and your family is our family.
Whether you are looking for something specific, not sure what would suit best, we are here to help.
We will listen to your needs and provide expert advice and guidance
Whether you or someone in your family, or someone you know requires daily living aids to help manage everyday activities more independently, we can help.
You may require vehicle adaptations so you can travel under your own steam, or even a mobility scooter itself, or just essential mobility aids.. our friendly and professional team can help you find the right products and equipment to suit your individual needs.

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Chameleon Vocational Training

Chameleon Vocational Training in Washington provides training and qualifications to those
looking to start or grow a career in the motor industry. Our strong links with employers
mean we have an excellent track record of finding employment for our learners. The
programme of qualifications and apprenticeships we offer allows us to fully prepare you for
your automotive career.

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City Dental

The ethos of City Dental is to deliver excellent dental care, delivered by expert dental professionals, in well equipped surgeries combined with a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, we aim to exceed expectations of patients attending our practice.

We understand excellent dental care is achieved by a team approach. All members of staff from nurses, hygienists, technicians and dentists provide an equally important role in the delivery of care. With this ethos City Dental has helped thousands of patients achieve their perfect smile.

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TrustMark Roofing and Building

At TrustMark Roofing and Building, we take immense pride in our company's growth and development over the past few years. Our team's continuous learning and improvement drive our success. Covering the entire North East, we deliver top-notch workmanship, ensuring every project meets the highest standards. We also pride ourselves by doing work in the community when we can.

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North East BIC

The North East BIC offers the perfect environment to start and grow a business.
Established over 28 years ago with the aim of encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship, we have created a unique community which fosters business success and inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs through our package of workspace, business support, events and community spirit.

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Sunderland Creatives Agency/ University of Sunderland

Sunderland Creatives Agency harnesses the skills and talents of students from the life-changing University of Sunderland and the expertise of Sunderland based Creo Comms to create an agile new creative agency that supports businesses across the North East with: Brand development, graphic design, Video, animation and podcast content, social media support, copywriting, public relations, photography and illustration

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Thompson Waste

Thompson Waste provide a wide range of waste, skip and grab hire services for residential and commercial customers, including builders and tradesmen, throughout the construction industry.

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Lookers Wearside Audi

Lookers Wearside Audi is sponsoring the Sunderland Business Excellence Awards in 2023. Opened in May 2017, the outlet employs 55 people and offers a broad range of services to its customers.

The 13-vehicle showroom, located on Newcastle Road, Monkwearmouth, comes with a 99-space rooftop carpark, a 15-ramp workshop to service vehicles and also offers a valeting service with three wet and three dry valet bays.

Already home to an on-site Audi Approved Bodyshop pod, which allows experts on the team to paint vehicles to the same standard as at the main Audi Approved Bodyshop on Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, will shortly become a Battery Competency Centre.

With that new status, the team at Lookers Wearside Audi will have capacity to work on high-level electric vehicle repairs, offering a standout service to EV customers and reinforcing Lookers’ leading position at the cutting edge of electric-only technology and its future-focused commitment to innovation and sustainability.

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Vantec Europe

Redefining logistics and setting the standard for innovative solutions in ever-evolving sectors, Vantec provides fully integrated customer-centric services and is a third-party logistics (3PL) and processing centre management partner to global businesses. With 12 operations in the UK and a key customer base including in the automotive and premium vehicles; construction equipment; lighting; electric battery and offshore renewable energy industries.

Vantec offers a range of innovative ways to add value services to our clients, specialising in delivering bespoke engineered digital solutions focusing on safety, process, and quality. Developing software systems for everything from finance, E-learning and HR to safety and procurement.

Vantec develop a range of innovative ways to add value services to clients – creating a partnership and investing in a deep understanding of its customers’ business; their customers; the challenges they face and the goals they want to achieve. Specialising in last mile logistics and logistic processing design, services include Receiving, Pick and Pack, Kit, Sequence, Decant and delivering Just-In-Time (JIT) to wherever our client needs their product. Providing full Tracking and Traceability, Cross Docking and an integrated Logistic Centre Management.

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