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5th Tees Valley Business Summit Most Successful Yet

The fifth annual Tees Valley Business Summit was the best yet, with more than 700 delegates and 100 exhibitors.

Organised jointly by Tees Valley Combined Authority and Tees Valley Business Compass, the Tees Valley Business Summit featured practical seminars, inspirational workshops from everything from innovation, developing skills, exporting, marketing to workplace pensions.

Key sessions included:

  • HS2 – How can suppliers prepare to take advantage of the opportunities?
  • Entrepreneurs Forum – How to scale up your business
  • NECC – Europe – what next?

Also at the Summit a new campaign was launched aimed at promoting Tees Valley as a place to do business.  Live Work Play in Tees Valley which is backed by prominent business leaders, highlights what Tees Valley offers companies already based here and those considering starting up, expanding or relocating to the area.

Andrew Lewis, managing director of Tees Valley Combined Authority, said:  “This is the biggest and best Tees Valley Business Summit yet.”

”We’ve got so many stands here, so many presentations, opportunities to meet, understand the support available, advice on how to access skills, business support and finance.   All of that available in one place in the magnificent venue of Teesside University.”

Helen Lyne, Solicitor at Tilly Bailey & Irvine, said: “We attend every year, it is a great opportunity for us as exhibitors to showcase what we do and it is a great chance to see what other people are doing in the region as well.”

Ian Wharton, Business Development Manager at Owen Pugh, said: “I think the Business Summit is great for local opportunities and for local companies to get together and show exactly what they can offer.”

Tees Valley Business Summit is sponsored by Teesside University, North East Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Business, Lingfield Point, Tilly Baily and Irvine and Boho Print.