Connecting Tees Valley businesses to industry experts.


Access targeted support to develop your business, including one-to-one coaching from industry specialists, masterclasses and learning events, and peer networking. 

Tees Valley Expertise matches you with a range of experienced business leaders and sector experts, based on your priorities, goals and ambitions, giving you a fully personalised support journey. 

Initial Consultation

Identify and agree a comprehensive picture of what support you need and understand how to access it. 

Expert Coaching

Get matched with a range of industry experts who can offer sector insights, advice, and challenge to help you increase productivity, address employment challenges, or achieve scale-up plans.  

Up to 20 hours of one-to-one coaching is available from multiple experts, either in person and/or online.


Join free masterclasses led by special guest speakers and local practitioners to build your knowledge on key topics, including: 

  • Accessing financial support  
  • Competitor and market analysis  
  • Effective change management  
  • Cyber security and data protection 
  • Use of emerging technologies such as AI 
  • Client engagement strategies, marketing plans and sales approaches  
  • Understanding importing and exporting of goods and services into new markets 
  • Tenders, bidding, and supply chain access

Peer Support

Join peer groups with other local business leaders, creating space for key subjects to be explored in more detail and for genuine collaboration to take place.  

Talent Development

Tees Valley Expertise plays a key role in promoting job creation and increasing local workforce capacityThis includes opportunity for eligible businesses to apply for funding to create new apprenticeship opportunities. 

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

Tees Valley Expertise is delivered by Orangebox Training Solutions on behalf of the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority, and the Tees Valley Business Board.

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