Leighton was formed in 1992 by sunderland brothers paul and gerard callaghan, who were joined by chris wilds. Together with sunderland city council, insider is hosting a breakfast event doing business in sunderland which will bring together council leaders, policy makers and some of the leading businesses to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that exist for sunderland businesses. Theres ecommerce software firm salecycle, web conferencing business. Given its successes to date, the company could have relocated anywhere but has stayed where it all began. A respected economist, and author or editor of numerous books and articles on business, economics and it. The future of the internet of things was celebrated in sunderland last week with a showcase of new iot products and the announcement several new business opportunities.
Jul 04, 2014 why the chips are up at sunderland s silicon valley. Nov 25, 2015 sunderland software city, a partnership between the public sector, private sector and the local university, was established in 2009 with the remit of making sunderland the software hub of the uk. Among the groups clients are british airways, the australian government, adidas. Jan 17, 2011 paul has come up with a unique and groundbreaking piece of software, not to mention one which could have a huge impact on the quality of life of a lot of people, and were delighted to have been able to help him get his business off the ground, says bernie callaghan, sunderland software citys chief executive. We had the ideas and we needed the right location and the right people. The leighton group comprises six companies that are uk leaders in their respective markets.
Working with partners in sunderland has created a landscape where we could succeed, but its also created a foundation for the next generation of tech companies. The support we received and continue to receive from organisations like sunderland software city, gateshead council and proto was pivotal both in developing a class product and in winning some bigticket clients. They have what group chairman paul callaghan, calls. View the profiles of professionals named paul callaghan on linkedin. Paul callaghan is a persuasive force behind the sunderland bid. Sunderland software city is a voice for the regional industry with an. Paul callaghan, cbe, dl, frsa chairman the leighton group. Paul callaghan, chairman of leighton group and sunderland software city, says the project remains on track to achieve what it set out to do. He worked as the indoor volleyball playbyplay announcer for nbc olympics coverage of the 2016 summer olympics, and has worked for the nbc sports groups summer olympics coverage starting at the 1992 barcelona summer olympics. Eu leave vote could set sunderlands economy back years.
The report highlights the real consequences for our city if the uk does not vote to remain in the eu the impact on local jobs, on inward investment, on business growth opportunities, and on the citys international reputation as a centre of manufacturing excellence will. City campus, chester road, sunderland, united kingdom, sr1 3sd. Feb 24, 2011 the regional development agency has also put in. North easts iot innovations celebrated at sunderland event. Business we have always coped what echo readers said about sunderlands future after a nodeal brexit a nodeal brexit could benefit sunderland and give the city a chance to make its own. Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Shipbuilding and mining, once the lifeblood of the area, have made way for the emerging software and digital technology fields, which are now a growing force in the regions economy. Why the chips are up at sunderland s silicon valley. Why the chips are up at sunderlands silicon valley. Uk ltd were awarded freedom of the city of sunderland in an extraordinary meeting of the council for their services. Doing business in sunderland breakfast 2014 insider media. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Sunderland software centre set bring jobs to city the journal.
Article in the guardian about paul and the sunderland software sector. North east england moving from an industrial economyfrom an. Adam hill, consult and design, sunderland software centre. Sunderland software city information technology and services supporting businesses in the north east to adopt digital. North east software firm wordnerds is gearing up for growth after securing. Paul callaghan, deputy chairman, one north east paul is chairman of leighton, the north east based technology, software, media and communications group that he founded.
Paul is the cofounder of the leighton group of companies, the northeast based set of technology, software, media and communications businesses. The leighton group was born in sunderland because thats where its founders, brothers gerard and paul callaghan, were based. Paul callaghan cbe has been named as the new chair of newcastlegateshead initiative, the public private partnership that delivers economic growth for newcastlegateshead through its work to attract visitors, major conferences and events and investment to the area. Sep 01, 2016 paul callaghan is a persuasive force behind the sunderland bid. North east doing business in sunderland breakfast 2014. Paul callaghan, cbe, dl, frsa chairman the leighton. He recently spoke to unw about the work that he is doing with sunderland mac trust and live theatre to help develop the region and its cultural offerings. The aim is to bring 150 fledgling or nonnortheastern business to the regions marketplace and there are also plans to build a software village in or around sunderland. Sunderland businessman paul callaghan sworn in as high.
Find paul sunderlands phone number, address, and email on spokeo, the leading online directory for contact information. Economic transformation is a virtual reality financial times. Join facebook to connect with paul callaghan and others you may know. Cgi sme programme event sunderland sunderland software city. No california, but softwar city has huge potential. Sunderland is a high quality place in which to do business. On the back of the nissan success story, the city has attracted some big names and continues to be a magnet for foreign investment. Paul sunderlands phone number, email, address spokeo.
See the complete profile on linkedin and discover pauls connections and jobs at similar companies. Sunderland software city is a voice for the regional industry with an international presence, and sunderland is home to the regions digital catapult centre. Alongside his corporate accomplishments, paul has achieved success in a variety of public sector roles. The cultural spring and sunderlands bid to become uk city of culture. Sunderland software city ssc, a partnership between the public. An interview with paul callaghan northern insight magazine. National glass centre, liberty way, sunderland, england. The jupiter centre is a major element of the larger infrastructure strategy of the software city project and offers an ideal location in terms of both technical specification and support services for software companies in the region.
Local softwarewriter secures funding for diet programme. As a founding partner of sunderland software city, the bic is well placed to develop and deliver a package of support services under the software city banner to help you start or grow your software related business. Paul callaghan is cofounder and the chair of the leighton group, the north. Why the chips are up at sunderlands silicon valley uk news. Why the chips are up at sunderlands silicon valley uk news the. Software supports more than 220 companies and 1,000 jobs, so why is the city such a magnet for both startup and established companies. Paul michael callaghan profile free company director check. Paul michael callaghan currently holds the position of a director company director in liveworks newcastle upon tyne ltd, director company director in north east theatre trust limited, director company director in the workcast corporation limited, director director in salecycle limited and. Sunderland is a city best known for its industrial heritage. Working with partners in sunderland has created a landscape where we could succeed. List of companies where paul michael callaghan was involved. Sunderland has grown into its role as a hotbed of software development.
Sunderland culture has been formed by the university of sunderland, the city council and sunderland music arts and culture mac trust which is developing a. Easily share your publications and get them in front of issuus. Im also chairman of the university of sunderland and the majority of our students live in the. Sunderland software city, a partnership between the public sector, private sector and the local university, was established in 2009 with the remit of. Mar 28, 2016 north easts iot innovations celebrated at sunderland event.
Paul callaghan chair of sunderland mac trust, trustee and past chair of live theatre, cofounder and chair of the leighton group 28th february 2020 paul callaghan is cofounder and the chair of the leighton group, the north eastbased set of software, technology, communication and media companies. Businessman paul callaghan backs north east bus shakeup. To repost this post to your own passle blog, you will need to upgrade your account. If you are thinking of starting a business, have an idea for an innovative product, want to grow your business or signup for one of our training programmes, get in touch and see how we can help. Sunderland city council leader paul watson, sunderland software city chief executive bernie callaghan and representatives of one north east and bam construction kicked off the construction process. A city entrepreneur cofounder of software enterprise the leighton group he is also chair of the citys economic.
A city entrepreneur cofounder of software enterprise the leighton group he is also chair of the city s economic. It is now a global business serving customers including british airways, lloyds tsb and microsoft. Pete daykin, ceo of wordnerds, said, wordnerds was happily trading, liquid and growing fast. The event is an opportunity for you to meet cgi, understand what opportunities they can offer your business and what role you could play in cgis bid to become sunderland city councils technology partner. Just like rocket internet and betaworks, sunderland has its own successful. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover paul s connections and jobs at similar companies. Councillor paul watson, leader of sunderland city council, added. Sunderland software city sunderland various completed. Why the chips are up at sunderlands silicon valley uk. Sunderland businessman paul callaghan sworn in as high sheriff of tyne and wear sunderland has a new sheriff in town. Sunderland software and technology make it sunderland. Paul callaghan chairman of the leighton group deputy chairman of the university of sunderland board member of one north east regional development agency chairman of sunderland software city the challenge th n th e t i th ll t d t e li h r ithe north east is the smallest and poorest english region with a population of 2. Paul is an honorary fellow of the university of sunderland and is its deputy chairman. An interview with paul callaghan insight magazine business 2nd april 2020 paul callaghan is cofounder and the chair of the leighton group, the north eastbased set of software, technology, communication and media companies.509 1477 155 76 335 1234 1059 90 40 288 1359 1223 1321 872 120 646 275 504 181 25 513 1327 837 1000 152 975 1504 1366 180 948 1208 590 100 1452 299 714 679 1075 709 193 651 901 364 973 1392 307 921 139 96