Since 2008 Sunderland Software City has supported the growth of over 500 software companies in the North East of England.

Supporting Startups

Software City has supported the growth of over 500 SMEs in the North East of England since our inception in 2008. We are inspiring and enabling the growth of the digital sector, establishing the region as one of the world’s leading destinations for innovation and enterprise.

Bleeding-edge technologies

We bring together the best of public, private and educational sectors to encourage the adoption of advanced digital technologies, driving the development of world-class businesses.

We actively collaborate with organisations such as Digital Catapult and Tech Nation to deliver new initiatives that accelerate the development of the region’s digital economy, creating commercial opportunities and attracting talent and investment to the North East.

Providing Support

Together with our specialist partners we help to provide the best possible support to the local SME community. We recently teamed up with local law firm Muckle LLP and consultancy experts RSM to deliver bespoke support services to startups looking to grow.

We also work closely with partners including Sunderland City Council, the University of Sunderland and Sunderland college to ensure our region has the facilities, access to opportunities, support, connections and skills needed to compete globally within a digital age.

If you’re a regional business keen to grow, please get in touch to see how we can help.

The small print

The Sunderland Software City project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), managed by the Ministry for Communities, Housing and Local Government.

Meet the team

David Dunn
Chief Executive Officer
Billy Webber
Chief Operating Officer
Laura Richards
Head of Communications
T: 01915623114
Naomi Hutchinson
Lead, Digital Catapult NETV
Jill McKinney
Training & Delivery Manager
Jenny Lang
Programme Engagement Manager
Sophie Craggs
Programme Engagement Manager, Digital Catapult NETV
Robert Currie
Digital Skills and Technology Specialist
Jeni Banks
Business Support Specialist
Laura Kennedy
Operations Manager
T: 01915623345
Jordan Hewitt
Events Coordinator
T: 01915623349


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