Nissan's announcement today that it is making new investment in Sunderland has been welcomed by Paul Woolston, Chair of the North Eastern Learning Enterprise Partnership.
Nissan has revealed that it will build its new compact car, INVITATION, at its Sunderland Plant, creating an estimated 2000 jobs at the plant and in the wider supply chain.
– Paul Woolston, Chair of North Eastern LEP
This is excellent news for Sunderland and the region. By creating much needed employment, it will make a great contribution to work to rebalance the economy of the North Eastern LEP area. This [investment] is a vote of confidence in the area.
Helen Ford reports from the production line at the Nissan plant on Wearside.
Helen Pearson reports from the Geneva Motor Show.
Nissan's announcement for a new model called the 'Invitation' to be built in Sunderland is a boost for skilled jobs and a lifeline for the local economy says, Unite, Britain's biggest union.
Video courtesy of Nissan GB.
Ben Chapman reports on how 2011 was a record year for the Nissan plant in Sunderland.
Car manufacture Nissan has announced 2,000 jobs will be created at its site in Sunderland and in the supply chain. The Wearside plant has been given the go ahead to build a new compact car.
£125m is being invested including nine million from government grants.
Work will get underway next year.