Business Leaders Hear of Airport’s Green Future at Popular Engineering Event

Business & Invest | Published on: 19th April 2024

A networking event to showcase the best of the region’s engineering prowess has seen another healthy turnout at its latest edition.

Mowden Park Arena, in Darlington, saw dozens of business leaders grab a coffee and link up at the Tees Engineering Network.

Speakers from Whessoe Engineering Limited offered updates on their great projects in the region while Teesside Airport also offered the latest on current and future plans to develop new routes, their Net Zero ambitions and developing the wider site.

With support from Tees Valley Combined Authority and the five Tees Valley Local Authorities, the Tees Engineering Network facilitates a number of breakfast events ever year to spotlight up-and-coming projects in the region, and provide local engineering companies with opportunities to meet key decision-makers.

The simple format offers networking opportunities over coffee and breakfast between 8am and 10.30am – with the idea it doesn’t impact on the business day.

Tees Engineering Network is spearheaded by Jamie Brown, CEO of Francis Brown Ltd, Rob Johnson, Director of Axiom Engineering Associates Ltd and Sharon Lane, Managing Director of Tees Components.

Mr Brown said: “The turnout at the Tees Engineering Network event was great and it shows we’re building a reputation as a straightforward way of linking up our SMEs.

“Hearing about the progress at Teesside Airport and the achievements of Whessoe really showcased the region’s spirit and ambitions for growth.

“I’m already looking forward the next edition.”

Tees Valley Business Board supports the TEN team to deliver its events programme.  

Board Chair Siobhan McArdle said: “A key focus of the Business Board is to make sure that our local businesses are primed to access supply chain opportunities, and supporting Tees Engineering Network is obviously a key part of this.

“These events are short, sharp, and great for fostering invaluable relationships, and I’d encourage as many engineering firms as possible to drop in to future breakfasts.” 

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