Going for Business Growth, led by Darlington Borough Council’s Business Growth and Investment team, is being held at the beautifully restored Blackwell Grange. You will get the opportunity to mingle with a range of business support agencies and find out the many funding and grant opportunities currently available to help your business grow sustainably.
With keynote speech from Ben Houchen – Tees Valley Mayor – and joined by partners from the British Business Bank, Department for International Trade and Tees Valley Business Compass, attendees will learn about the many initiatives available to support long term growth ambitions in the Tees Valley.
Representatives from a range of support agencies will also be on hand to help SMEs access support and guidance during the evening including Business Compass; Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund from FW Capital and Barclays.
Finishing with a chance to network with drinks and canapes, Blackwell Grange will also be open to tour its new facilities following its first phase of its recent multi-million pound refurbishment.
4pm Welcome by Darlington Borough Council
4.10pm Introduction and Overview of the Tees Valley Funding Landscape – Ben Houchen – Tees Valley Mayor
4.25pm Supporting British Businesses through the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund – Mark Wilcockson, Senior Relationships Manager, British Business Bank
4.35pm Introduction to Tees Valley Business Compass – Need a grant? Grants available now to grow your business – Shak Asghar, Growth Service Manager, Tees Valley Business Compass
4.45pm Introduction Bringing new markets alive – an international perspective. Department for International Trade
4.55pm – 5pm onwards Presentation close followed by networking in the beautifully restored Bruhenny bar with drinks and canapes. Tours available upon request.
Time: 15:30 - 18:00
Location: Blackwell Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Darlington DL1 5NR