Pulman Supporting Sunderland AFC Former Players Association

Pulman are proud to support the Sunderland AFC Former Players Association golf day which took place on the 14th July 2017 at George Washington Hotel and Golf Club.

The Sunderland Former Players Association was founded in 1999 and has over 150 members, many of which are ex Sunderland AFC players. The ex players who founded the association look to help and support the local area, local charities and local good causes.

After meeting with SAFC Legend Micky Horswill, Pulman were thrilled with the opportunity to be involved in their charity golf day. Displaying the fantastic Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza and SKODA Superb.

Each team had a SAFC or sporting legend: Jim Montgomery, Dick Malone, Ron Guthrie, Ritchie Pitt . Bobby Kerr and Micky Horswill all members of the 73 cup finale. Kevin Ball, Jim Shoulder, Gary Bennett, Pop Robson, Cec Irwin, John Mcfail, Bobby Park,Martin Scott, Gordon Armstrong, Martin Smith, Chris Turner, Gary Owers, Don Rankin, Peter Stronach, and Billy Hardy the former world boxing champ.

For more information on the Sunderland AFC Former Association please visit:
Website – www.sunderlandafcformerplayersassociation.com
Facebook page – SAFCformerplayers
Twitter page – Sfpa1973

See if you can spot the SAFC legends below:

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Pulman Group supporting Sunderland 2021 Bid Tour

Pulman Group Sunderland 2021 Tour

SUNDERLAND’s City of Culture Bid has been on a real-life road show, as part of a campaign by major supporters to spread the word. 

The Pulman Group, which has four garages across Sunderland and Durham; Station Taxis; and Sun FM, with its own distinctive electric vehicle, have taken to some of the city’s most well-known landmarks in Sunderland 2021 branded cars, to help raise awareness of the city’s UK City of Culture Bid. 

The companies have – between them – taken five City of Culture branded cars, adorned with Sunderland 2021’s colours, to some of the best-known Sunderland landmarks, in a last-ditch bid to catch the eyes of judges, who are expected to make their decision on the competition’s shortlist in a matter of days.

The cars have been touring the city, and turned up in places including the Stadium of Light, the National Glass Centre and Herrington Country Park, in a striking stunt to get people talking about the bid.

Each location was attended by a representative from Pulman, Station Taxis, Sun FM and the Sunderland 2021 team to talk to the public about how much the bid means to the city, and the difference it could make to ordinary people’s lives. 

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Rebecca Ball, director of Sunderland 2021, said the tour – which it is hoped will be repeated in future – was a fantastic demonstration of citywide support for the bid. 

She said: “How incredible to have the backing of some of best known businesses to operate in Sunderland. 

“We are delighted that our supporters are mobilizing figuratively and literally, to show the world just how much we want to win the City of Culture 2021 race.  We have had some remarkable displays of support during the process of developing our bid, and now – as we reach a critical point in the first stage of the competition, we wait with baited breath to see if we have done enough to make the judges shortlist.  This excellent display of support certainly can’t hurt though.”

The first stage of the bid was submitted on April 28, and it is expected the shortlisted cities will be announced by middle of July, with the winner eventually named in December.

Pulman SEAT Sunderland 2021

Chris Slater, Communications Manager at Pulman, said: “The tour was really about using the branded cars that ourselves, Station Taxis and Sun FM have invested in, to maximum effect, hopefully getting the attention of the public, as well as – let’s hope – the judges. 

“We are passionate about this bid, and we believe that this is Sunderland’s time to shine.  Hopefully, the small part we have played in arranging this tour, will demonstrate to judges just how much support the bid has garnered in Sunderland and across the North East.”

Sunderland is up against Coventry, Hereford, Paisley, Perth, Portsmouth, St Davids, Stoke, Swansea, Warrington and Wells, so every bit of support counts.

Pulman Group Sunderland 2021 Tour

Station Taxis, Managing Director Trevor Hines said: “We have had tremendous feedback on our Sunderland 2021 branded taxi, so we thought this was an ideal opportunity to further promote the bid across the city and give it the great exposure it deserves.”

Both Station Taxis and Pulman have lent more support to Sunderland 2021, with a commitment of financial and in-kind support that will increase the city’s capacity to deliver a successful programme of events in 2021, if it secures the City of Culture crown. 

Pulman Group Sunderland 2021 Tour

Julian Carter, managing director at Sun FM, said: “We have been filling the airwaves with supportive messages about how just amazing this could be for Sunderland if we are shortlisted and dare I say win.

“Sunderland is a unique city and a beautiful one – something we have been reminded of while driving to some of the area’s best-loved venues and spaces to spread the word.  Let’s hope the judges have been watching and see that this really would be an incredibly worthy winner of a competition that has the power to transform Sunderland for the better.”

Pulman Group Sunderland 2021 Tour

One of the drop-off points on the city tour was the Foundation of Light, who has been supporting the city’s bid. 

Lesley Spuhler, chief executive at the foundation, said: “We were delighted to play a part in promoting and publicising the bid. We know what a transformational effect a successful bid would have on the whole city and wanted to show our support. I can’t think of a more worthy winner than our city.”

Pulman Group - Sunderland 2021 tour

Winning City of Culture status could do wonders for Sunderland’s economy, as it can deliver a multi-million pound boost for the successful city.  It is estimated that this year’s City of Culture, Hull, will see an extra £60 million to its economy. The city has already seen a £1 billion boost in investment since being announced as the winner of the title in 2013.

To keep up to date on the latest Sunderland 2021 visit our dedicated page: //spark.adobe.com/page/CBLZ1ADey3BMP/ 

Pulman – Delivering a fantastic customer experience

Discover the new Volkswagen Polo at Pulman

The new Volkswagen Polo was unveiled live in Berlin last week where its price, specs, tech and new design were revealed! 

With its new sporty and striking design, the new Polo looks better than ever and  a selection of design packages opens up extensive customisation options.

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The interior of the Polo has also been upgraded! It now features Active Info Display, a storage compartment for inductive smartphone charging as well as new infotainment systems with up to 8 inch displays. 

Active Info Display is a fantastic feature which displays the speedometer and the odometer along with detailed driving data, the navigation map or various dirver assistance systems. 

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The technical highlights include assistance systems such as “Front Assist” with Pedestrian Monitoring, the optional “Blind Spot” sensor as well as the optional “Park Assist” system. 

The “Front Assist” assistance system is a standard feature and can support the driver with maintaining the correct distance to the vehicle ahead. When combined with Pedestrian Monitoring, it can detect obstacles that appear without warning and brake the vehicle automatically, within the system’s limits.


The “Blind Spot” sensor is now available as an option for the Polo for the first time. It can warn the driver of vehicles in the driver’s blind spot. “Park Assist”, the most comfortable parking assist system from Volkswagen, is another new option for the Polo. This system not only parks the vehicle without the driver having to steer but also helps the driver to find the right parking space.


polo GTI exterior

Pulman Volkswagen, your local family run Volkswagen retailer 

For our latest offers visit www.pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk

For a fantastic customer experience visit us at Pulman Volkswagen, Abbey Rd, Durham DH1 5HA


Pulman Volkswagen, Newcastle Rd, Sunderland SR5 1QE

A bird? A plane? It’s the SEAT Arona!

After months of teasing SEAT has finally revealed the Arona compact SUV – by air lifting it across the Barcelona coastline! 

SEAT has expanded its SUV portfolio with the introduction of the all new Arona! After flying the Arona over the Barcelona coastline, SEAT streamed the new Arona live on social media. Capturing the spirit of the All-new Ibiza, the Arona doesn’t just look good, it is packed with state-of-the-art technologies to keep you moving! 

With 10 different colour options, and with a customisable roof, you can be creative when deciding on what colour you want! 

The new SEAT Arona comes with an impressive arsenal of technology. Whether it is the Connectivity hub with wireless charger, 8″ Media System Plus, Keyless System, or Full Link, the new SEAT Arona keeps you connected and in control.

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The SEAT Arona is packed with the latest safety features such as Adaptive Cruise Control with front assist, blind spot detection, rear traffic alert and tiredness recognition system. You can take on every journey with confidence in this new crossover!

For more information contact Pulman SEAT, your local SEAT showroom based on Burntland Ave, Southwick, Sunderland SR5 2ET

Get in touch with us by calling: 0191 549 2926 

or emailing enquiries@pulmanseat.co.uk 

To visit out website click here. 

Meet the All-new Ibiza

The All-new Ibiza is now available for pre-order. It comes equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as the KESSY keyless entry system, rear view camera, and enhanced media and connectivity systems. Capturing the spirit of the classic Ibiza, and with emissions as low as 106g/km of CO2*, the All-new Ibiza doesn’t just look good, but it is the perfect car for you and your family. Setting the benchmark in the supermini sector – set to arrive at Pulman SEAT in early July.


The All-new Ibiza is packed with technology! Turn up your BeatsAudio sounds and share you music with Full Link technology. the integrated Navigation System will speed up your journey planning with the wireless charger helping keep your batteries full.

  • 8″ Media Systems Plus
  • Connectivity hub
  • Keyless System
  • Rear View Camera

    ibiza navigation collection

All models include a touchscreen infotainment system, bluetooth connectivity, air- conditioning, automatic headlights and electrically adjustable mirrors. 


Looking after you and your passengers is a priority, so make it effortless. From Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Assist, to Triedness Recognition, these inutitive features mean you can relax and enjoy the ride with the All-new Ibiza. 

  • Adaptive Cruise Control 
  • Front Asssits 
  • 6 Airbags 
  • Tiredness Recognition System 

Sporty SEAT FR Trim 

Set you own pace in the sporty new SEAT Ibiza trim. With optional Perfomance 18″ alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, twin exhaust pipes and black upholstery with bold contrast stitching, it’s dynamic down to the last detail! 

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Key Specifications* 

  • Twin halogen headlights with daytime running lights 
  • Twin exhaust pipes
  • Media System Play (includes media system colour): 8.0in colour touchscreen, voice recognition, additional USB port, navigation system, 3D map display with voice recognition)
  • Full Link: MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • KESSY (keyless entry and go)
  • Multicouloured ambient lighting 
  • Rear parking sensor 
  • Front parking senor 
  • Rear view camera 
  • Cruise control 

*some of these specifications come as additional extras 

Red Dot Design Awards 

red dot design award

The All-new Ibiza is already a winner after scooping the prestigious Red Dot Design Award! Since 1954, the Red Dot Award has been one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world, giving international recognition to quality and innovation 

ibiza design

The new Ibiza most certainly has the best design SEAT has ever produced in the Supermini segment.

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The new Ibiza most certainly has the best design SEAT has ever produced in the Supermini segment.

For more information contact Pulman SEAT, your local SEAT showroom based on Burntland Ave, Southwick, Sunderland SR5 2ET

Get in touch with us by calling: 0191 549 2926 

or emailing enquiries@pulmanseat.co.uk 

To visit out website click here.