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Tiger Filtration

"The continuing support we've received from the Business Investment Team translates into real added value for our business."

Bob Thompson, Managing Director, Tiger Filtration

We Can Help

When it comes to business support, Sunderland’s the best in the business.

From initial enquiry to long-term aftercare, Sunderland’s Business Investment Team offers a bespoke, personal service.

Professional and confidential, friendly and approachable, the team understands what a business needs, from software start-ups to multi-national inward-investors. 

Establishing a new business? Growing an existing business? Investing in or relocating to Sunderland?

Contact the Business Investment Team.

The Business Investment Team

Catherine Auld
Catherine Auld
Acting Joint Head of Business Investment and International Manager
Tom Hurst
Tom Hurst
Acting Joint Head of Business Investment and Chief Investment Officer
Neil Clasper
Neil Clasper
Senior Business Development Officer
Jodie Gillespie
Jodie Gillespie
Business Development Officer
Anne Tye
Anne Tye
Sector Specialist - Creative Industries
Catherine Pope
Catherine Pope
Business Relations & Projects Officer
Gary Barnfather
Gary Barnfather
Aftercare Officer
Kevin Donkin
Investment and Information Officer
Fran Smith
Fran Smith
Business Development Officer
Jane Simmons
Senior International Officer