Hope Street Xchange is, above all, an environment for business. The life of the building springs from the firms that are based here and from the ways they interact with each other and the wider world. From the information in the profiles below, you can find out more about our occupants and discover how you can work and achieve more together.

Asbestos Audit Ltd is a UKAS accredited asbestos consultancy carrying out asbestos surveys and inspections, sampling, removal and ground contamination projects throughout the UK. As an approved contractor for the MOD, NHS, Police and local Authorities they work to the highest standards on projects large and small. Their team can assist with all manner of asbestos problems working from our offices in Sunderland and Newcastle.


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The team at Ashmore Consulting specialise in transformational change for organisations, place and people. Taking a strategic approach, Ashmore creates value through improved business planning and performance, decision making, operational effectiveness, employee engagement and creating the conditions for talent to flourish and thrive. We inspire people and organisations to transform the way they work to deliver better results – for themselves, their teams and their organisation.


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CLG Consulting is a new consultancy based in the North East. It exists to encourage, challenge and inspire people and organisations to enhance their contribution for customers, communities and society.

Contact CLG Consulting

Suzanne Wilkinson of Clearer Minds Therapy is an Integrative Counsellor and Hypnotherapist offering counselling for individuals with a variety of issues, including anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem and many more. Integrative counselling uses different elements of specific therapies, creating a tailored therapy session for each client to suit their needs.


In April 2008 Paula Cullen set up Cullen Legal. Paula specialises in Personal Injury, Clinical & Dental Negligence, Employment Law and Civil & Commercial Litigation.


The University of Sunderland’s Enterprise Place, based in Hope Street Xchange, is a safe environment for students and graduates to research, test & launch their own business or freelance career.

Find out more here.

Foresight work with your company to create high quality, innovative digital training content to engage your staff and excite your learners. Their digital creative skills help you to raise your profile and impact across social and web platforms. Animation, motion graphics, video & audio production as well as producing crisp Chroma-key compositing (aka green screen stuff!) are just a few of the in-house tools they offer.


GRW Recruitment are a vibrant recruitment agency based in the North East of England. They offer a bespoke service within the contact centre sector, running pre-employment training courses for unemployed people.


Idrive Retail Solutions specialise in providing a wide range of services to the retail sector. • Project management • Shop fitting • Bespoke joinery • Metalwork • Display & point of sale solutions


Set up as a charity, Impact Family Services is the only organisation of its type in the North and potentially the UK catering to every member of the family in times of separation and divorce; domestic violence and abuse; and for young people affected by relationship breakdown.


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ISS Ltd are a HV/LV Power Engineering company operating nationwide, undertaking Turnkey Electrical Distribution Projects and Site Service activities. We manufacture low and high voltage switchgear, protection cubicles, LV generator changeover panels, marshalling cabinets and bespoke protection and control equipment. “Hope Street Xchange is fantastic new building with state of the art facilities and a great atmosphere & environment to work in.”


JB Contract Services are a recruitment agency that specialises in temporary and permanent placements within the Construction Industry.  Our team has a combined 36 years of experience providing staffing services across the UK With a high level of understanding of our client’s needs and expectations,  We pride ourselves on our honest and transparent way of working.  We believe everything we do is based on the belief that recruitment is a partnership where all parties help each other to improve.

www.jbcontractservices.co.uk Contact Helen  Contact Andrew

Jonarc are graphic designers and storytellers. They harness colour, wrangle fonts and help to tell your story through showstopping graphic design, branding, digital and web. They are a proud graduate of The Enterprise Place project at the University of Sunderland.


Korp Talent is a niche IT recruitment agency specialising in Digital, Data and Immersive recruitment within Sweden. With offices in Sunderland and Gothenburg, they combine the best of British and Scandinavian values to  provide a relentless, transparent and efficient service to all of their clients and candidates.


Northern Rights are an award winning North East social enterprise created, designed and managed by local people who are passionate about supporting the progression of disadvantaged people, in particular those with health problems in to work.


Pioneering Care Partnership The Pioneering Care Partnership is a user led registered charity and company limited by guarantee established in 1998.  PCP is a leading third sector organisation working in the North East, primarily in the Sunderland, County Durham and Tees Valley area, with a focus on health improvement and reducing health inequalities through building capacity and life chances with disadvantaged communities.




Since 2013 Siloteq have been manufacturers and distributors of Continuous Screen Changers to the Plastic Extrusion Industry. Located in the North of England, they manufacture the well known SiloScreen.

Staff Power Group is a trusted, top performing recruitment business specialising in a wide range of sectors including: Industrial, Commercial, Technical Recruitment, Engineering, Construction, Oil & Gas, Training and also Senior Management positions.


Uni4Talent connects you with employers across the North East who are recruiting students, graduates and alumni!

Contact Uni4Talent

Uplift is committed to encouraging positive outcomes for all of their learners through the provision of high-quality education and training. They have been offering training and coaching services throughout the North East since 2012 and have an experienced team on hand to help! It’s training for local people –  by local people.

Need a hand to find a job, a hand to boost your confidence, to get new skills, update your CV, maybe a hand with a job search? Uplift are on hand to help with individually tailored support!

Uplift also have links to opportunities for volunteering, employment, and further training to help you progress, achieve your goals and unlock your potential.

For more information: 07535002565



Venue Sunderland is the University of Sunderland’s dedicated commercial events team. Providing bespoke event management services across the University’s portfolio of modern, award-winning venues.


Waite Accountants specialise in personalised taxation and accounting services for personal and corporate clients. In addition to our accountants, we have the skills, knowledge and charisma to handle all of your accounting needs. We are ready to tackle any financial challenges that you may have as your trusted tax planner and business advisor.


Contact Jason

Wright Residential is a professional ARLA Propertymark Agent specialising in Lettings and Property Management throughout the North East. We pride ourselves on being able to provide both landlords and tenants with 100% of our time, care and attention with respect to all areas of Lettings, Property Management, Property Investment Advice and Tenancy law.


The Northern Housing Consortium is a not-for-profit membership organisation whose members own or manage 9 out of 10 socially rented homes in the North. The NHC’s events and procurement services extend beyond the North, to over 400 members nationally.