Did You Know?

Since our creation in April 2016 we have supported the creation of over 8,000 new jobs

The Combined Authority’s partnership with business is led by the Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, which is part of a network of LEPs around the country, promoting the economic growth of their areas.

Our LEP is regarded as among the strongest and most ambitious public-private partnerships in the country. We are proud of our close partnership with the business community, with business leaders committed to work to generate jobs and bring new investment into our area. Their involvement ensures the Tees Valley stays at the forefront of new business development, and helps to support our existing companies to achieve their full potential.

The Tees Valley LEP Board is made up of a mix of representatives from the public and private sectors, representing each of the boroughs that make up the Tees Valley and a cross-section of business and industry.

The overall make-up of our LEP membership reflects the diversity of our business population in terms of geography, business size and sectors, and business leaders that reflect local gender and ethnicity characteristics. Where LEP membership vacancies arise we will seek to promote applications from any under-represented protected groups, business sector or geographic localities to help ensure we retain a varied and representative balance.

We are currently recruiting for additional members for the Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership Board, members to represent the SME community. To find out more or to apply, please click here

Paul Booth OBE

Chairman, Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership

Mayor Ben Houchen

Tees Valley Mayor

Councillor Stephen Harker

Leader of Darlington Borough Council

Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher

Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council

Mayor David Budd

Mayor of Middlesbrough

Councillor Sue Jeffrey

Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Councillor Bob Cook

Leader of Stockton Borough Council

Prof Paul Croney

Vice-Chancellor, Teesside University

Nigel Perry

Chief Executive, Centre for Process Innovation

David Soley

Director, Cameron’s Brewery

Darren Hankey

Principal, Hartlepool College of Further Education

Angela Howey

Head of Consumer, EE

Jerry Hopkinson

Chief Operating Officer, PD Ports

Mike Matthews MBE

Managing Director, Nifco

Siobhan McArdle

Chief Executive and Transformation Director, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Graham Robb

Senior Partner, Recognition PR

Alby Pattison MBE

Managing Director, Hart Biologicals

Mark South

Chief Operating Officer, DoubleEleven