Outsourcing firm set to create dozens of jobs at Rainton Bridge Business Park

Examworks UK staff, left to right, Sean Pybus, Yvonne Carter, Clarie Abernethy, Tom Jorden, and Karen Hitchen
Examworks UK staff, left to right, Sean Pybus, Yvonne Carter, Clarie Abernethy, Tom Jorden, and Karen Hitchen
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Specialist outsourcing company ExamWorks UK is set to create more than 40 jobs this year after moving into new premises on Rainton Bridge Business Park.

ExamWorks UK, which delivers independent assessment-based healthcare services to the NHS and Government to enable medically-informed decision making on Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and Disability Assessment Claims, has taken 8,860 sq. ft in Franklin House.

We are moving to larger premises to enable us to accommodate our growing workforce, that will soon be double what we had this time last year.

Head of Continuing Healthcare Paula Hewitson

It will start recruiting for 20 posts next month and hopes to create around a further 26 before the end of the year.

The company has been providing bespoke services to the public sector for more than seven years and has recently developed a service to help the NHS streamline its CHC retrospective claim process, enabling cases to be resolved from a platform of costs management and value of money for the taxpayer.

It has won a series of competitive tenders to support local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the country to manage NHS CHC reviews.

Head of Continuing Healthcare Paula Hewitson said: “We are moving to larger premises to enable us to accommodate our growing workforce, that will soon be double what we had this time last year, as we continue to attract additional work from our NHS partners.”

The company recently achieved Investors in People Standard at the Silver Level.

Group CEO Donald Fowler said: “IIP Silver is a great achievement and is something we are very proud of as it demonstrates our continued commitment to investing in our people and creating a positive, enjoyable and rewarding working environment.

Examworks UK is one of two companies expanding on the business park recently.

IT firm SaleCycyle has taken an additional 7,216 sq. ft. in Alexander House.

Tom Hurst, chief investment officer of Sunderland City Council said: “Sunderland City Council is delighted to be working with the new partners at Rainton Bridge, the Harbert Corporation and XLB Property.

“Rainton Business Park is an important element of Sunderland’s drive to attract more office occupiers in the city, and the success of Salecycle and Examworks UK l since moving to Rainton underlines the fact that Sunderland is a superb location from which businesses can thrive and grow.

“Rainton’s accessibility, choice of office space and attractive setting make it one of Sunderland’s key locations for ambitious companies,” he added.