Our Businesses

Meet our businesses

The people and the brands innovating in the North East. Our tenants are what make Washington Business Centre such an attractive place to meet, work and grow your business.

As a mixed facility of office, workshop and hybrid accommodation we
attract a range of diverse businesses, including research and development companies, specialist recruitment, precision engineering, printing and visual management developers to name a few!

From homegrown start-ups, to high growth enterprises, take a look around and get to know your new neighbours.

Siris Environmental

SIRIS Environmental Ltd designs, supplies, installs and services wastewater flow measurement and sampling systems for customers across the UK.

Set up 30 years ago by Nick Richardson, the Washington Business Centre-based firm has established a steady pipeline of customers over the last three decades – with a client base boasting major regional water utility companies such as Northumbrian Water, Yorkshire Water and Anglian Water – and now employs 10 people.

“Sunderland is a fantastic base for businesses which offers hybrid premises space at Washington Business Centre, excellent infrastructure and a skilled workforce, all of which are attractive prospects to companies."

Karl Bambynek – Siris Environmental

Business Directory



From world-leading elevators, to escalators and more, Otis Elevator Company are dedicated to reinventing the way you move.

SECTORS: Lift manufacture & management

PBS Group (NE) Limited

Provision of office supplies to all sizes of business, including janatorial, workwear, confidential shredding waste management, office stationery. There is nothing they cant source, supply and deliver the very next day.

SECTORS: Office supplies and services

Ronan Engineering

For more than 60 years, Ronan Engineering has manufactured reliable and leading-edge instrumentation systems. As providers of real-time monitoring and measurements of critical process control points, Ronan has kept some of the world’s largest plants, factories, hospitals and facilities running safely and efficiently. Ronan has established manufacturing, sales and service facilities in Kentucky and the United Kingdom.

SECTORS: Engineering

Siris Environmental

At SIRIS we provide professional services for the specification, supply and inspection of products for effluent flow sampling, effluent flow measurement and MCERT inspections.

SECTORS: Professional services for water sector

Minuteman Press

A full printing service from Large and Grand format Printing, Small format digital, Litho, Point of Sale, Window Manifestations, Internal and External signage, Vinyl Graphics both for the home and office.

SECTORS: Printers

Turnmill Engineering

Manufacture of components to customer exacting designs on manual and CNC machinery using a highly skilled and experienced workforce. Ranges from production batches to single components. We also offer expertise in production problem solution, reverse engineering and process improvement techniques.

SECTORS: Engineering


Installation services, fault management, consultancy, HV safety, asset management and protection & commissioning services.

SECTORS: High Voltage Engineering specialists

Curtis Instruments

Instrumentation, motor speed controllers, inverters, integrated systems, drive systems and engineering support for electric vehicle designers

SECTORS: Engineers


Aerial installation and to also manufacture and sell kit cars

SECTORS: Car builder

Alliance Tools

Alliance Tools are approved technical distributors of many leading cutting tool brands. We provide quality service and technical support to manufacturing companies from all sectors of engineering industry.

SECTORS: Cutting Tool Distribution

North East Automotive Alliance

The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the automotive sector in the North East of England. The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by the region’s automotive industry.

SECTORS: Automotive Industry Support

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.