Our Team

Berni Whitaker

Centre Manager

Berni is an exceptional centre manager with overall strategic responsibility for the running of Evolve Business Centre, Washington Business Centre and Sunderland Software Centre, and their operational teams. Always professional, knowledgeable and discrete, and with excellent interpersonal skills, Berni thrives on building strong tenant relationships and ensuring the centres are run to a top class standard with highly satisfied businesses and visitors.

Melissa Musther

Assistant Centre Manager

Melissa is primarily based at Sunderland Software Centre with support provided to Washington Business Centre and Evolve Business Centre. With a strong skill set she ensures the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the centre to an excellent standard and provides onsite support to tenants and businesses.

Amanda Orwin

Front of House Coordinator at Evolve Business Centre

Amanda is the first point of contact for visitors to the centre and will coordinate services including reception, client greeting, room hire reservations and other associated services. Amanda delivers a quality front of house operation to our businesses, their clients and other visitors to ensure they receive the very best customer experience. Amanda has great communication skills and a can-do attitude in a busy centre where no two days are the same.

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.