Nissan backs Sunderland 2021 City of Culture bid

September 14, 2017
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Car giant Nissan is hoping to add extra drive to Sunderland’s 2021 City of Culture Bid as the competition reaches a pivotal stage.

The manufacturing powerhouse has thrown its weight behind the bid as the bid team prepares to finalise its submission, having made the shortlist last month.

The competition could see Sunderland host a spectacular national cultural festival in 2021, if it is able to convince judges that it is a deserving winner, when bids go in at the end of next month.

Nissan, which employs 7,000 people on Wearside, has now added its name to a list of corporate supporters of the bid.

Kevin Fitzpatrick, divisional vice president at Nissan Sunderland Plant, said: “We are delighted to back Sunderland’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021.

“It would be great to…


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