Event Organiser: Tees Valley Combined Authority

Event Dates: 04/06/2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Cost: Free

Event Type: Networking

Event Category: Networking

Event Location: Stockton-on-Tees

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Open for Business: Tees Valley Support Showcase

Connecting Tees Valley’s entrepreneurial community with the new support and funding now available to help them start, grow, and succeed.

Building a bright and bold future. Join Tees Valley Business Board and the Combined Authority for a showcase of the new support and funding now available to strengthen and support business start-up and growth in Tees Valley. 

From accessing funding and supply chains to digital adoption and innovation-led growth, we provide the guidance and resources you need for long-term success. No matter your service, product or stage of growth. 

The new programmes are: 

  • Tees Valley Labs 
  • Tees Valley Digital Transformation 
  • Tees Valley Entrepreneurs 
  • Tees Valley Expertise 
  • Tees Valley Innovation Challenge 
  • Tees Valley Net Zero 
  • Tees Valley Securing Investment 
  • Tees Valley Supply Chain 

Quickfire elevator pitches will give you an overview of the support and funding available, so you can start one-to-one conversations, ask any specific questions, and sign up to the programmes most relevant to your business. 

Tees Valley Business Board will continue to work with the local business community to inform future programmes and a panel session will offer opportunity for discussion on the future of business support in Tees Valley. 



09:00amArrival & Networking 

09:30am – Welcome  

Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor 

Siobhan McArdle, Tees Valley Business Board Chair 

09:45am – Introduction to the Programme Elevator Pitches  

  • Tees Valley Labs– Alt Labs 
  • Tees Valley Digital Transformation – Like Us 
  • Tees Valley Entrepreneurs – Triage Centrum 
  • Tees Valley Expertise – Orangebox Training  
  • Tees Valley Innovation Challenge – Edge Innovation 
  • Tees Valley Net Zero – Decerna  
  • Tees Valley Securing Investment – Innovation SuperNetwork 
  • Tees Valley Supply Chain – RTC North 

10:25am – Panel Discussion: The Future Business Support Landscape  

Hear from local business leaders already receiving support, Business Board lead for Business Growth, Helen Lyne, and Dr Tom Smyth, Deputy Head, Yorkshire, Humber & North East and Local Growth Institutions, Policy and Growth Hubs Areas Directorate, Cities & Local Growth. 

10:45am – Networking & Programme Exhibition 

11:30am – Event Close 


Stockton Globe, 153a High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1PL 

Support is fully funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).    



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