Office interiors firm finds right fit in new Sunderland premises with BIC support

An entrepreneur who founded an office interiors business with support from the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) has expanded into a new office.

Posture Team, which was established by Michael White, has recently opened a new office and showroom facility at Wearfield Enterprise Park East.

Founded in 2014 after identifying a need for ergonomic furniture and workspace fit-outs, Posture Team received support and guidance from the BIC, as well as taking space in its coworking facility Open Space. The firm now has an annual turnover of £350k, working with firms such as games specialist Ubisoft, crane company Mammoet and the NHS.

Posture Team founder Michael explained: “It’s amazing to now have our own purpose-designed space here, just yards from where this journey began and within the community that has supported me from the beginning.

“I started with nothing more than a homemade website and lots of ideas but good things immediately started to happen as soon as I started working in Open Space.

“The BIC supported me with some of my very first orders, provided me with excellent advice and helped to create so many new opportunities and relationships.”

Donna Surtees, centre manager at the BIC, added: “Michael is a perfect case study of how entrepreneurs can explore their ideas with the support, facilities and friendly community of the BIC and can stay with us as they grow and develop their businesses.”