AJ WOODS has taken its business nationwide by expanding in the north east.

The engineering firm has opened a workshop in the Port of Sunderland and a new office in Durham in another expansion into the offshore windfarm and renewable energies industries.

The deal will provide up to 60 jobs in the Sunderland area but business development manager Robert Day said the move will still benefit Harwich.

The expansion at Port of Sunderland will allow AJ Woods to offer a holistic service to the marine and energy service and to work closely with existing and new clients in the North East.