Business Investment Manager

Tees Valley is where five distinct boroughs come together to make one exceptional destination in which to invest, live, work and visit.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority has made huge progress since its creation over two years ago, taking on devolved responsibilities from Government for transport, infrastructure, skills, business investment, and developing local collaborations on culture, tourism and housing.

These powers are backed up by substantial funding, a ten-year plan (approved in 2019) outlines how £588million worth of spending will support the creation of 16,785 jobs and an additional £1.48billion to the area’s economic output.

The investment plan, which supports the delivery of the Combined Authority’s Strategic Economic Plan was first launched in 2017 and includes £20million for a major transformational project in each of the five local authority boroughs, and an indigenous Growth Fund of £50million to improve and revitalise towns and communities.

We’re proud of our historical impact across the globe – from celebrated explorers and introducing the first passenger railway to providing the steel that built the modern world.

That legacy lives on today in the area’s rail and engineering industries, our deep-sea port and advanced manufacturing heart. Tees Valley is also a dynamic business location for digital and creative technologies, and a leading destination for process industry and new energy companies.

We love our diverse region, the five boroughs and their unique strengths that make Tees Valley greater than the sum of its parts, where the industrial skyline impressively frames rolling green landscapes and beautiful coastlines. A place of cultural and economic growth.

The Business Investment team leads on Inward Investment enquiries into Tees Valley, working in collaboration with our Local Authority partners, and provides business support to assist with the growth of existing companies already located in the area.

This post is specifically focussed on the team’s inward investment activities and will be responsible for dealing with business enquiries from potential new investors. The postholder will deal with companies from the UK and overseas and will account manage the relationship with these companies to influence their decision in favour of Tees Valley. The post holder will produce bespoke responses for clients using their in-depth knowledge of the area’s economy, business base, infrastructure and support programmes.

Working as part of the Business Investment team the role will support marketing and lead generation activities and provide intelligence and insight on key sectors, particularly within the Digital and Business & Professional Services sectors to internal colleagues and external stakeholders

For detailed information on this role, or to apply, please click here.

For a further informal discussion about this role, please contact John Leer, Senior Business Investment Manager, john.leer@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk.