Meet our community

We are home to an eclectic community of mature, knowledge-based businesses and early stage start-ups with ambitions for growth. Incredible things happen within our centre. And our job is to help create an environment that supports business to capitalise on the many relationships and opportunities that come from working together under one roof.

Our prime location has a solid reputation for innovation, attracting multinational businesses from around the world and boasting commuter routes from Durham, Newcastle, Gateshead and Teesside; our talent pool is vast and our community diverse.

Here at Evolve our community can meet, work and collaborate across an extensive suite of private and shared office, meeting and social spaces.

Meet Smart Outdoor

Smart Outdoor, which provides dynamic, digital advertising screens that reach over 12 million people every week, relocated to Evolve Business Centre in a bid to scale up its operations.

The company, headed up by industry veteran Mark Catterall, now employs 19 full-time members of staff and – having expanded its presence across the North East, North Yorkshire and Central Scotland – is now eyeing further growth after tapping into support from Sunderland City Council.

Meet the Team

Our front of house centre team are here to give you and your visitors a warm welcome, support meeting and conference bookings, as well as provide IT, post and telephone services.

Our Business Centres

Sunderland’s outstanding portfolio of business centres are home to some of the most notable companies in the region. With a range of contemporary office spaces, flexible collaboration spaces, media suites, conference facilities and meeting rooms, the centres are home to a diverse range of start-ups, scale-ups and mature teams, representing Sunderland’s most thriving business sectors.