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Fast-growing tech firm sees business stream in

A TECH company which develops bespoke webinar and webcast platforms for the likes of Sony and Pfizer is growing rapidly after relocating to Washington Business Centre in Sunderland.

Software specialist streamGo, which started life in Newcastle, works with businesses to build and remotely manage communications platforms on their behalf.

The company also provides a software as a service offering, which means it not only builds the software, but also teaches businesses how to use it and offers remote assistance, all from its base in Sunderland.

Webinars and webcasts are increasing in popularity across global businesses and are now used to host everything from product launches to delivering internal communications and to even host annual general meetings.

“More businesses than ever before are now using webinars and webcasts to reach new audiences and to showcase their products and services, driving enquiries, leads and revenue in the process,” explains founder Richard Lee.

“And this is what really makes us stand out. Not only do we create bespoke online event experiences but we offer technical support and provide unrivalled analytics, detailing how people engage with the content. We’re really changing the way businesses engage with their key customers and personnel.

“Our team not only remotely support presentational based webinars for global brands but also film, vision mix and stream content from internal town halls, conferences and events.”

streamGo relocated to Washington Business Centre  last year and has since seen turnover rise by 90% due to a massive rise in demand for its services.

The move saw it relocate to newer, larger premises at Washington Business Centre after receiving support from Sunderland City Council and it has seen business soar as a result.

So much so, that the company is now moving for the third time in as many years, to larger premises on Sunderland Enterprise Park, just off Wessington Way.

Richard said: “It’s been an amazing year for the company and we’re surprised but delighted to be on the move again due to the growth of the company and the need for even bigger premises. But we’re ecstatic to have found premises still within the city.

“Not only will the move provide us with the space needed to take on new staff but it will also help us bring new products and services to market as we continue to increase our offering.”

The support from Sunderland City Council not only helped the company relocate to Sunderland but it also helped the company market itself better and enhance its product offering.

Richard added: “I can’t thank Sunderland City Council enough for its support, it has been absolutely amazing over the past few months.

“Not only have we moved office but we’ve also managed to invest further in our marketing activity and introduce new technology product offerings which will further enhance the business, we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Cllr Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “We are delighted to have been able to attract streamGo to the city and to continue supporting the company to develop and flourish. Washington Business Centre has played a key role in the in helping to accelerate the company’s growth, meaning they can secure their own premises, still within the city, as part of their expansion plans.

“Sunderland has established itself as one of the UK’s fastest-growing cities for the digital technology sector over recent years and streamGo continuing to invest here will only strengthen the city’s offering.

“You just need to look at the household names among the firm’s clients and the speed with which the company has grown to see what an amazing job the team has done.”

Situated just off the A1231, one minute from the A19, Washington Business Centre offers a mix of contemporary offices, workshops and hybrid units. The 5,200sq metre facility is located within the heart of the North East Low Carbon Enterprise Zone, at the entrance to Turbine Business Park. 

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