Sunderland shopping centre owners throw their support behind Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards

Bridges manager Andy Bradley.
Bridges manager Andy Bradley.
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THE BRIDGES is backing this year’s Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards for success.

Owner Land Securities is proudly sponsoring The Employer of the Year Category at this year’s awards.

“As an employer in Sunderland we understand the hard work that goes into running a successful business and we would like to applaud those who have made it on to the shortlist in this competitive category,” said centre manager Andy Bradley.

“A good employer is one that recognises that it is only as good as the team it employs and so it invests heavily to support its staff; nurturing employees for future success by growing their skills and their knowledge.

“We all appreciate that times have been tough recently, but it’s thanks to stalwart companies, like those nominated, who strive ahead and remain resilient to help bolster the communities that they operate in.

“Successful businesses are the backbone to every community. They provide jobs and profitability and that, in turn, enables us to improve the quality of life for people throughout Sunderland.

“As a business, Land Securities is not just interested in the growth of the Bridges, it is interested in the growth, and helping to spearhead the growth, of Sunderland as a whole.

“That’s why we’ve worked hard to forge significant relationships within the community we operate in, most notably with the Sunderland Echo, Sunderland University and Sunderland City Council.

“By building and developing these relationships we have a much greater understanding of the needs of the people of Sunderland and we will be able to create positive step changes – like the £15million development currently taking place at the Bridges – to help stimulate future growth in our city.

“We are honoured to be part of the awards this year, both as a sponsor and a nominee.

“It’s initiatives like the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards that bring together businesses and the communities that they’re part of – long may they continue – and we hope everyone involved has a successful and enjoyable evening.”

This year’s awards will be presented in a ceremony at the Stadium of Light on Thursday.

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