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Tees Valley Mayor October 19, 2020

Mayor Helps To Create 415 New Jobs At More Than 100 Tees Valley Businesses Thanks to Kickstart Scheme

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has helped to create 415 new...
Tees Valley Mayor October 1, 2020

Mayor Visits Business Backing Hospitality Firms With Free Track And Trace Poster

Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a Tees Valley business which is...
Tees Valley Mayor September 30, 2020

Government Minister Visits Tees Valley To Announce UK’s First Hydrogen Transport Centre

Government Transport Minister Rachel Maclean has visited the Tees Valley to...
Tees Valley Mayor September 23, 2020

Hundreds Of Jobs Created Through Kickstart Scheme As Mayor Call For More Businesses To Take Part

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has urged the region’s businesses to...
Tees Valley Mayor September 14, 2020

Dozens Of New Jobs To Be Created As Businesses Sign Up To Use Kickstart Scheme

Dozens of new jobs are being created for young people across...
Tees Valley Mayor September 11, 2020

Mayor Meets Teesworks Contractor Who Joined Site After Training Success

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has praised the hard work of...
Tees Valley Mayor September 10, 2020

Hundreds of Local Firms Learn About Work Available on Tees Valley Station Redevelopments

Hundreds of businesses across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool have learnt about...
Tees Valley Mayor September 9, 2020

Mayor Highlights How Businesses can “Kickstart” Recovery with Government Scheme

Government has launched its £2billion Kickstart scheme to create hundreds of...
Tees Valley Mayor September 3, 2020

Mayor Meets Firms Collaborating On Sustainable Sportswear After Funding Success

Mayor Ben Houchen has met two Tees Valley-based companies working together...
Tees Valley Mayor August 28, 2020

Mayor Opens Doors to Security Firm’s New State-of-the-Art Facility

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited Close Protection Security to...
Tees Valley Mayor August 18, 2020

Mayor Issues Latest Contract For Teesworks Which Could Create 30 Jobs

Just a week after publishing tenders for a £150million programme of...
Tees Valley Mayor August 13, 2020

Mayor Issues £150Million Redcar Steelworks Demolition Contracts Which Could Create 300 Jobs

Work to demolish iconic Redcar steelworks structures to begin next year ...
Tees Valley Mayor August 12, 2020

Mayor Invites Local Firms To Bid For Work On Station Redevelopments Across Teesside, Darlington And Hartlepool

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen is inviting local businesses to a...
Tees Valley Mayor August 10, 2020

Mayor Meets Local Firm Producing Face Masks For Teesside International

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a Thornaby-based clothing and...
Tees Valley Mayor July 28, 2020

Mayor Unveils 12 Month Jobs Plan for Former SSI Site at Newly-Named Teesworks

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today (July 28) set out...
Tees Valley Mayor July 24, 2020

Fresh Call Over Apprenticeship Funding as Mayor Outlines Scheme’s Success

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today (July 24) updated the...
Tees Valley Mayor July 20, 2020

Mayor Visits Stockton Business Ahead of 30-Year Anniversary

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited Stockton Bearings and Transmissions...
Tees Valley Mayor July 3, 2020

Mayor Secures First UK E-Scooter Trial for Teesside, Darlington And Hartlepool

 The first trial of e-scooters anywhere in the UK will...
Tees Valley Mayor July 1, 2020

Mayor Visits Tees Valley Pub Benefitting From Welcome Back Funding

 Ahead of pubs, bars and restaurants reopening on Saturday, Tees...
Tees Valley Mayor June 30, 2020

E-Scooters For Tees Valley A Step Closer As Government Moves To Change Law

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today welcomed a move by...
Tees Valley Mayor June 18, 2020

Tees Valley Mayor Launches Fund For Employers To Help 100 Apprentices Get Back To Work

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today (18 June) launched a...
Tees Valley Mayor May 29, 2020

Tees Valley Mayor Outlines Local Coronavirus Response Efforts to Cabinet

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today (May 29) updated the...
Tees Valley Mayor

Mayor Takes Another Step in Securing a Freeport for Tees Valley

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen today (May 29) took another step...
Tees Valley Mayor May 13, 2020

Mayor Offers 20,000 Bottles of Hand Sanitiser to Tees Valley Charities, Community Groups and Care Settings

Mayor Ben Houchen is offering 20,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to...
Tees Valley Mayor May 11, 2020

Mayor Praises Business Owner’s Initiative In Setting Up Face Mask Lab

    Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has applauded the quick...
Tees Valley Mayor March 13, 2020

Mayor Visits Teesside Firm Distributing ‘Super Material’ Across the Globe

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited the Teesside manufacturer of...
Tees Valley Mayor

Mayor Visits School Aiming to be First in UK to Launch Satellites

A team of pupils at Egglescliffe School have welcomed Tees Valley...
Tees Valley Mayor February 17, 2020

Tees Valley Mayor Visits Hartlepool Firms Going Global

Mayor Ben Houchen has visited two very different companies with one...
Tees Valley Mayor January 29, 2020

Mayor Issues Rallying Cry For Businesses To Support Little Inventors Of The Future

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has issued a rallying cry to...
Tees Valley Mayor December 23, 2019

Mayor Praises 100th Redcar Resident Back In Work Thanks To Routes To Work

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has congratulated Marina Benson for being...
Tees Valley Mayor November 1, 2019

Mayor Welcomes Funding for Multimillion-pound Town Deals

Mayor Ben Houchen has today (November 1) welcomed funding that will...
Tees Valley Mayor October 31, 2019

Leading Industrial Supply Firm Praised By Tees Valley Mayor

Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a global industrial equipment supplier set...
Tees Valley Mayor October 16, 2019

Tees Valley Pallet Supply Firm On The Move After £2.5Million Investment

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a company that has...
Tees Valley Mayor October 10, 2019

Northern Powerhouse Minister Unveils £8Million Materials Facility

 Northern Powerhouse Minister Rt Hon Jake Berry MP has today...
Tees Valley Mayor September 17, 2019

Tees Valley Mayor Praises Inspirational Work Of Vision25

Mayor Ben Houchen has praised the commitment of the staff team...
Tees Valley Mayor September 13, 2019

Mayor Visits Steel Firm Growing Exports Across Europe

Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a leading Tees Valley steel fabricator...
Tees Valley Mayor September 12, 2019

Mayor Welcomes TransPennine Express Extension To Redcar

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen today (September 12) hailed the news...
Tees Valley Mayor September 10, 2019

Tees Valley Mayor Cuts Ribbon On ‘Inspirational’ Cancer Charity’s New Shop

Mayor Ben Houchen has officially declared a Tees Valley cancer charity’s...
Tees Valley Mayor August 29, 2019

Top Tees Valley Tech Firm Shares Success Story and Vision with Mayor

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a top Tees Valley...
Tees Valley Mayor August 23, 2019

Mayor Signs Off Funds To Kick-Start £45Million of Transport Improvements

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and the Combined Authority have signed-off...
Tees Valley Mayor August 22, 2019

Tees Valley Mayor Joins Former School To Celebrate GCSE Success

  Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today (August 22) visited...
Tees Valley Mayor August 16, 2019

Statement On British Steel Takeover Agreement

Please see below for a statement from Tees Valley Mayor Ben...
Tees Valley Mayor August 2, 2019

Tees Valley Mayor Hails “Game Changing Opportunity” After Government Free Port Announcement

 Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has welcomed today’s (August 2)...
Tees Valley Mayor July 30, 2019

“Special Relationship” Hailed As United States Ambassador Visits The Tees Valley

 The strong links between the Tees Valley and the United...
Tees Valley Mayor July 29, 2019

Mayor Visits One Of Tees Valley’s Biggest Crane Service Firms

Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a Stockton-based industrial services firm that...
Tees Valley Mayor June 19, 2019

Tees Valley Mayor Leads Delegation To Major UK Investor Event

Delegation of top Tees Valley companies travel to Birmingham Mayor pushes...
Tees Valley Mayor June 12, 2019

British Steel Limited – Advice for Suppliers and Customers

British Steel Limited (BSL) was placed into compulsory liquidation on 22...
Tees Valley Mayor June 7, 2019

Tees Valley Mayor Visits Community Centre and Trust

Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a Tees Valley community centre and...
Tees Valley Mayor May 24, 2019

Statement On Emergency Meeting Over The Future Of British Steel

Please see below for a joint statement from Tees Valley Mayor...
Tees Valley Mayor March 8, 2019

Tees Valley Mayor Praises Local Energy Firm

Mayor Ben Houchen has praised the ambitions of a Tees Valley-based...
Tees Valley Mayor February 26, 2019

Mayor Hails Success Of Tees Valley Manufacturing Firm

A Tees Valley precision machining company has welcomed Mayor Ben Houchen,...
Tees Valley Mayor February 21, 2019

Mayor Visits Successful Tees Valley Family Opticians

Mayor Ben Houchen has applauded the good work of an award-winning...
Tees Valley Mayor February 19, 2019

Engineering The Future After Scooping Apprentice Of The Year

A rising star quickly coming up through the ranks in civil...
Tees Valley Mayor January 30, 2019

‘Invest At Teesside Airport’ – Mayor’s Pitch At Major Offshore Wind Conference

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen today (January 30) met senior offshore...
Tees Valley Mayor January 25, 2019

Brexit Minister Joins Tees Valley Mayor In Meeting Region’s Business Leaders

A senior Brexit minister has visited the region today (25 January...
Tees Valley Mayor January 11, 2019

New Apprenticeships On Offer As Mayor Opens Travel Agency In College

Mayor Ben Houchen visited Stockton Riverside College today (January 10) to...
Tees Valley Mayor December 13, 2018

Tees Valley In “Pole Position To Be UK’s Clean Growth Capital”

Tees Valley could become a world leader in clean growth following...
Tees Valley Mayor December 11, 2018

Mayor Visits Surface Treatment Specialist Making Mark On The Globe

Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a Tees Valley surface treatment machine...
Tees Valley Mayor December 4, 2018

Mayor agrees terms to buy airport and 819 acres of surrounding land

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and Peel Airports have today (4...
Tees Valley Mayor November 28, 2018

“We’re Ready To Deliver!” Tees Valley Mayor Welcomes “Nationally Significant” Multi-Billion Pound Energy Project

The development of a world-first multi-billion pound energy project on Teesside...
Tees Valley Mayor November 19, 2018

Mayor Visits Tees Valley Conveyor Belting Firm

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has pledged his support to a...
Tees Valley Mayor November 15, 2018

Tees Valley Mayor Opens New Quorn Facility

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today opened an expansion to...
Tees Valley Mayor November 9, 2018

Mayor Joins Age UK Teesside To Launch “March Against Loneliness” Campaign

Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a charity which supports older people...
Tees Valley Mayor November 1, 2018

Mayor Opens New Office For Firm Of Financial Advisors

Mayor Ben Houchen has welcomed news that a Tees Valley financial...
Tees Valley Mayor October 29, 2018

Tees Valley Mayor: “First step to a Free Zone” as UK’s-first “Special Economic Area” announced on South Tees Site

A new Special Economic Area (SEA) will soon be established over...
Tees Valley Mayor October 23, 2018

Mayors Join Forces Urging Government To Fund Regional Priorities Post-Brexit

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today joined forces with his...
Tees Valley Mayor October 11, 2018

Mayor Houchen Visits Tees Valley Company to Assist in Moving Forward in Business

Young civil engineering company, Lynas Engineers, recently received a visit from...
Tees Valley Mayor October 5, 2018

Mayor Launches £40million District Heating Project In A Bid To Save Hospital Money On Energy Bills

A project that will see public sector buildings kept warm by...
Tees Valley Mayor September 25, 2018

Ice Cream Supplier To The Stars Gets Mayoral Visit

A local specialist ice cream and gelato producer has been visited...
Tees Valley Mayor September 19, 2018

Mayor Visits Shipbuilder That’s Expanded Into The Tees Valley

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a shipbuilder who has...
Tees Valley Mayor September 13, 2018

Mayor blocks plans for “cack-handed” Transpennine Express timetable changes

Mayor Ben Houchen today (September 13) blocked plans by TransPennine Express...
Tees Valley Mayor August 31, 2018

“Treasury Charm Offensive” Ramps Up With Ministerial Visit to Development Corporation Site

A senior Treasury minister responsible for economic growth in Tees Valley...
Tees Valley Mayor August 29, 2018

Mayor Trains With Junior Rugby League Team to Mark Bid Milestone

To mark Tees Valley’s bid to host Rugby League World Cup...
Tees Valley Mayor August 28, 2018

Mayor Visits Tech Centre Awarded £107million Government Boost

Mayor Ben Houchen has toured a Teesside science and technology innovation...
Tees Valley Mayor August 21, 2018

Mayor Visits Cancer Charity In £300,000 Fundraising Drive

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has backed a Hartlepool cancer charity...
Tees Valley Mayor August 14, 2018

Mayor Hails Record Low For North-East Unemployment

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today welcomed figures that show...
Tees Valley Mayor July 23, 2018

Mayor Hails £107million Cash Injection for North East-Based Innovation Centre

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today welcomed the news that...
Tees Valley Mayor July 4, 2018

Mayor praises Tees Valley firms at region’s biggest business event

Mayor Ben Houchen has applauded the achievements of the region’s companies...
Tees Valley Mayor June 22, 2018

Major Firms Highlight MultiMillion-Pound Opportunities For Tees Valley Businesses

Tees Valley businesses will hear first-hand of multimillion-pound supply chain opportunities...
Tees Valley Mayor June 21, 2018

Tees Valley Mayor opens £3m offshore wind facility at Port Clarence Offshore Base

NEWS RELEASE: ISSUED ON BEHALF OF WILTON ENGINEERING Wilton Group has...
Tees Valley Mayor June 19, 2018

Mayor Presses Government for Post-Brexit Funding

CALL TO FURTHER DEVOLVE SHARED PROSPERITY FUND CASH PUSH FOR FREE...
Tees Valley Mayor June 13, 2018

Ben Houchen Joins Metro Mayors to Call for Skills Funding Devolution

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen met his counterparts from across the...
Tees Valley Mayor May 25, 2018

Mayor Meets Korean Bosses Behind Teesside’s £650Million Power Plant

Mayor Ben Houchen has met leading business chiefs in South Korea...
Tees Valley Mayor May 22, 2018

Mayor Visits Major Japanese Firms On Landmark Trade Mission

Major Japanese investors in Tees Valley praised by the Mayor More...
Tees Valley Mayor May 19, 2018

Tees Valley Mayor Begins Far East Trade Mission

Delegation to head to Thailand to progress talks with Thai banks...
Tees Valley Mayor May 17, 2018

Mayor Presses Transport Secretary To Transform Darlington Station

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen today pushed the case for a...
Tees Valley Mayor May 11, 2018

Tees Valley Mayor Announces ‘Advanced’ Airport Talks To Mark One Year Anniversary

Non-disclosure agreements signed over future of Durham Tees Valley Airport Mayor...
Tees Valley Mayor February 14, 2018

Mayor Joins Launch of Research Facility Backed By £17.5 Million Combined Authority Funding

Mayor Ben Houchen has joined Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry to...
Tees Valley Mayor December 21, 2017

Mayor Welcomes £10Million Investment In Local Projects

A total of £10million had been paid out this month on...
Tees Valley Mayor

Mayor And Combined Authority Approves Next Stage For Vital Road Connections

The Tees Valley Combined Authority’s Cabinet today gave the green light...
Tees Valley Mayor December 12, 2017

Mayor Presents Bold Proposal For Darlington Station

The Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen presented an ambitious case to...
Tees Valley Mayor October 23, 2017

Tees Valley To Lead Future Planning For Chemical Industry Growth

The Northern Powerhouse Chemicals and Process Consortium, led by Tees Valley...
Tees Valley Mayor October 19, 2017

Mayor Welcomes £8 Million for Tees Valley Roads

£3.3 million for A66 – Darlington Central Park £2.95 million for...
Tees Valley Mayor October 16, 2017

Mayor Sees Teesside Skills In Action At Middlesbrough College

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited Middlesbrough College to see...
Tees Valley Mayor October 12, 2017

Mayor Welcomes Government’s £20 Million Commitment To Carbon Capture And Storage

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has welcomed a commitment by the...
Tees Valley Mayor October 2, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Engages With Yarm Students

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen visited Yarm School to engage with...
Tees Valley Mayor September 14, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Launches Campaign to Secure Protected Status for Teesside’s World Famous Parmo

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has launched a campaign to secure...
Tees Valley Mayor September 12, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Dives Into TWI Training Centre

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen dropped in to The Welding Institute...
Tees Valley Mayor September 7, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Visits Leading Railway Heritage and Restoration Project

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has toured Darlington locomotive works, which...
Tees Valley Mayor September 5, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Welcomes Funding To Support Young People

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has welcomed the announcement that Tees...
Tees Valley Mayor

Tees Valley Mayor Meets with Chancellor to Discuss Northern Powerhouse

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen yesterday held a ‘very productive’ meeting...
Tees Valley Mayor August 17, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Calls on Transport Minister to Bring Forward A19 Upgrade

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen is calling on the Government to...
Tees Valley Mayor August 14, 2017

A Message from the Tees Valley Mayor: 100 days in office

1300 new private sector jobs secured £240 million of private sector...
Tees Valley Mayor August 1, 2017

Mayor Launches £7.5 Million Routes To Work Scheme

The Tees Valley has secured £6 million of additional devolved funding...
Tees Valley Mayor July 25, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Tours Materials Processing Institute

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY MPI Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has...
Tees Valley Mayor July 18, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Praises British Steel During Skinningrove Visit

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited British Steel Special Profiles...
Tees Valley Mayor July 11, 2017

Mayor Launches Ambitious Plans to Transform Road Network

The Tees Valley Mayor has today launched plans to significantly improve...
Tees Valley Mayor July 6, 2017

New Tees Valley Mayor praises local businesses at Tees Valley Business Summit

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has praised Tees Valley businesses as...
Tees Valley Mayor July 4, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Hails Growing Biotechnology Sector

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a cutting-edge research and...
Tees Valley Mayor June 29, 2017

New Aviation Minister Meets Mayor To Discuss Airport Ambitions

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen today (29th June) met with the...
Tees Valley Mayor June 28, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Welcomes Significant Increase in Arts Council Funding

It was announced today (June 27) Tees Valley has secured nearly...
Tees Valley Mayor June 27, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Praises AV Dawson During Site Visit

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen visited an historic family Middlesbrough business,...
Tees Valley Mayor June 20, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Visits Cummins in Darlington

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has undertaken a fact-finding tour of...
Tees Valley Mayor June 14, 2017

South Tees Development Corporation Formally Proposed to Parliament

The proposal to establish a Mayoral Development Corporation on the South...
Tees Valley Mayor June 12, 2017

Mayoral Visit to Dynamic Hartlepool Cable Company

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a high performance offshore...
Tees Valley Mayor June 4, 2017

Statement from Mayor Houchen following the abhorrent attacks in London

Reacting to the barbaric incidents in London last night, Tees Valley...
Tees Valley Mayor May 31, 2017

Combined Authority Announces New Appointments to Strengthen Partnership Working

Following his election as the first Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen...
Tees Valley Mayor May 30, 2017

Ahead of Britain’s Got Talent’s Semi-Final, Mayor Houchen wishes Teesside Duo Good luck

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said:  “Grace and Ali are a...
Tees Valley Mayor

Mayor Launches Initiative To Accelerate Land Development

Mayor Ben Houchen today chaired the first meeting of the Tees...
Tees Valley Mayor May 25, 2017

Mr Houchen’s letter to the Mayor of Greater Manchester regarding the Manchester Arena attack

Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor has sent the below letter to...
Tees Valley Mayor May 23, 2017

Mayor, Ben Houchen, expresses sympathy and solidarity following the terrible terrorist relating events in Manchester

Mr Houchen said: “I want to express my sympathy, condolences and...
Tees Valley Mayor May 17, 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Meets Durham Tees Valley Airport Owners For The First Time

The Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has met Robert Hough, the...
Tees Valley Mayor April 27, 2017

One Week to go Until Important Mayoral Vote

Residents of the Tees Valley are being urged to seize TWO...
Tees Valley Mayor March 20, 2017

Tees Valley Gets Opportunity To Vote For a New Mayor

Press Release that the Department for Communities and Local Government have...
Tees Valley Mayor February 15, 2017

Tees Valley Publishes Working Arrangements For The New Mayor

The Tees Valley Combined Authority has today published details of how...