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New park set to lead UK advanced manufacturing sector

Ground-breaking plans unveiled this week will put Middlesbrough and the Tees Valley at the vanguard of advanced manufacturing in the UK. The £22.46 million…

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Sirius Completes Bran Sands Purchase

Sirius Minerals has completed the purchase of the Bran Sands site on Teesside that lies adjacent to the former Redcar steelworks site.  The land…

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Cenergist Warming Up For Further Growth With New Home Energy Efficiency Scheme Team

FW Capital has backed an expanding North East energy consultancy’s plans to create new jobs in the Tees Valley and open up new revenue…

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Tees Valley Business Compass enjoys first year supporting nearly 500 regional firms

Tees Valley Business Compass is celebrating its first year after supporting nearly 500 businesses and start-ups across the region. The local growth hub has…

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Tees Valley Mayor Visits Leading Automotive Supplier

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited Kirkleatham-based auto-parts manufacturer ElringKlinger (GB) to recognise the firm’s success in bringing major contracts, investment and jobs…

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Tees Valley: A Flagship For The UK’s Industrial Strategy

The government has today set out its Industrial Strategy for the UK, reaffirming Tees Valley’s vital role at the heart of the UK’s plans…

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Statement On £123 Million For South Tees

Ben Houchen, Chair of South Tees Development Corporation. On behalf of the board of the South Tees Development Corporation, I welcome the announcement today…

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Mayor Hails ‘Historic’ £182 Million+ Budget Boost For Tees Valley

£123million to kick start the South Tees Development Corporation Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today hailed the Chancellor’s announcement that £123 million will…

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Local Supply Chain Briefed On Development Corporation Opportunities

More than a hundred businesses gathered for a briefing outlining the significant opportunities that the South Tees Development Corporation Master Plan will bring to…

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Mayor’s £100 Million “Litmus Test” Bid For Development Corporation Funds

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen today called for £100m of tax payers money from central government to ensure the South Tees Development Corporation can…

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Training Provider Finds The Perfect Solution

Stockton-based JD Training Solutions has received £25k in funding to help move to a central location in the town centre and create new roles…

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Mayor Announces Business Space To Unlock 830 High-Tech Jobs

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has announced funding to kick-start the next phase of Middlesbrough’s Boho Zone, the town’s flagship development for digital and…

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Mayors Call For Post-Brexit Cash To Regions

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and his fellow Northern Metro Mayors have written to the Government’s Chief Brexit Minister David Davis MP about the…

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Multi-Million Pound Building At Northern Arts School Now Officially Opened

Cleveland College of Art and Design’s (CCAD) new multi-million teaching facility has been officially opened by Professor Madeleine Atkins CBE, Chief Executive of the…

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Tees Valley In The Running To Become Logistics Hub To Heathrow

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen today welcomed the announcement that Tees Valley has been longlisted as a potential area for one of Heathrow Airport’s…

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TransPennine Express (TPE) is introducing brand new services for customers

The additional trains are being brought in as part of a major timetable change taking place on 10 December 2017 and will include extra…

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British Steel Pledges to Help South Tees Achieve Economic Potential

British Steel has promised to help the region achieve its economic potential after Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen visited the company’s Teesside Beam Mill…

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Mayor Backs Plan To End “Rip-Off” Letting Fees

Getting charged a fee by a letting agent is about to become illegal Landlords will be fined up to £5,000 if they breach the…

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Mayors Unite To Call For Major New Programme Of Devolution To City Regions

Britain’s seven regional and city-wide Mayors will today meet for the first time and issue a united call for the Government to significantly increase…

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Tees Valley To Lead Future Planning For Chemical Industry Growth

The Northern Powerhouse Chemicals and Process Consortium, led by Tees Valley Combined Authority, has been selected by the Government to lead a Science and…

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Work Starts On £3.4m Next Phase To Transform Key Hartlepool Area

The next phase of a multi-million pound Hartlepool Borough Council project to revitalise Hartlepool’s Church Street area and transform it into a hub for…

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Mayor Welcomes £8 Million For Tees Valley Roads

£3.3 million for A66 – Darlington Central Park £2.95 million for A66/A171 Cargo Fleet roundabout £2 million for Nunthorpe Swans Corner roundabout Tees Valley…

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Mayor Sees Teesside Skills In Action At Middlesbrough College

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited Middlesbrough College to see first-hand the innovative ways Tees Valley’s young people are upskilling themselves. During his…

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Tees Valley Mayor Engages With Yarm Students

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen visited Yarm School to engage with pupils and give an overview on his work as Mayor. Speaking to pupils…

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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 Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status for Teesside’s world-famous parmo. His crusade to…

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Tees Valley Mayor Dives Into TWI Training Centre

  Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen dropped in to The Welding Institute (TWI) to see for himself the world-class training and research and development…

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Tees Valley Mayor Visits Leading Railway Heritage and Restoration Project

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has toured Darlington locomotive works, which has forged a reputation for restoration projects including bringing back to life the…

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Tees Valley Mayor Welcomes Funding To Support Young People

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has welcomed the announcement that Tees Valley will benefit from a share of £40 million to boost the skills…

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Tees Valley Mayor Meets with Chancellor To Discuss Northern Powerhouse

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen yesterday held a ‘very productive’ meeting with Chancellor Philip Hammond. They were joined by the Mayor of Greater Manchester…

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Sabic Give Engineering Students Glimpse Into The Future

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY SABIC Engineering undergraduates from Teesside University were given a glimpse into their potential future with one of the world’s leading…

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PM Welcomes Regeneration Masterplan Expected to Bring Thousands of Jobs to the Tees Valley

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE Ground-breaking devolution deal leads to 25-year project to transform 4,500 acre area, including former Redcar steelworks…

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Tees Valley Mayor calls on Transport Minister to bring forward A19 Upgrade

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen is calling on the Government to bring forward upgrades to the A19 between Norton and Wynyard. Current plans made…

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

1300 new private sector jobs secured £240 million of private sector investment announced £200 million investment due from landmark Teesside Pension Fund deal £7.5…

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Tees Valley Boosts Apprenticeships Through New Scheme

The Tees Valley Mayor today launched a new drive to accelerate the number of high quality apprenticeships, following a successful scheme which has helped…

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Mayor Launches £7.5m Routes to Work Scheme

The Tees Valley has secured £6 million of additional devolved funding from government to support up to 2,500 people into employment The funding is…

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Local Pension Fund to Invest £200 Million to Boost the Tees Valley Economy

The Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority Cabinet today (27/07/2017) signed a ground-breaking agreement with the Teesside Pension Fund to work together on projects…

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Tees Valley Mayor tours Materials Processing Institute

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY MPI Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited leading research centre, the Materials Processing Institute, further strengthening his ties with…

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Tees Valley Mayor Praises British Steel During Skinningrove Visit

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited British Steel Special Profiles site in Skinningrove, just a few weeks after the business announced a return…

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Tees Valley Mayor visits Nifco

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited Nifco to learn more about one of Tees Valley’s biggest success stories. Nifco designs, develops and manufactures…

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Statement from Mayor Houchen following the abhorrent attacks in London

Reacting to the barbaric incidents in London last night, Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected…

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Mayor Launches Ambitious Plans to Transform Road Network

At an event held at the Riverside Stadium, proposals were unveiled for enhanced connections across the North, with improvements to road links between the…

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Tees Valley Business Summit

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has praised Tees Valley businesses as he addressed delegates at the first Tees Valley Business Summit. The sixth annual…

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Tees Valley Mayor Hails Growing Biotechnology Sector

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a cutting-edge research and technology business that is leading the way in its field. Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies,…

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New Aviation Minister Meets Mayor To Discuss Airport Ambitions

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen today (29th June) met with the Aviation Minister, Lord Callanan to discuss the future of Durham Tees Valley Airport.

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Tees Valley Mayor Praises AV Dawson During Site Visit

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen visited an historic family Middlesbrough business, which continues to go from strength to strength.

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Tees Valley Mayor Welcomes Significant Increase in Arts Council Funding

It was announced today (June 27) Tees Valley has secured nearly £2 million Arts Council funding – an increase of more than 50 percent….

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Tees Valley Mayor Visits Cummins in Darlington

  Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has undertaken a fact-finding tour of an engineering company with a highly skilled workforce, which makes a significant…

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Tees Valley Mayor Appoints Special Adviser

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has appointed Cameron Brown as Special Adviser. Mr Brown, who attended Nunthorpe Academy, returns to his native Tees Valley…

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South Tees Development Corporation Formally Proposed to Parliament

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Mayoral Visit to Dynamic Hartlepool Cable Company

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Statement from Mayor Houchen following the abhorrent attacks in London

Reacting to the barbaric incidents in London last night, Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected…

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Mayor Launches Initiative To Accelerate Land Development

Mayor Ben Houchen today chaired the first meeting of the Tees Valley Land Commission, a body responsible for identifying brownfield and public sector land…

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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 fantastic representation of the young people of the Tees Valley.   They have already…

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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 the Mayor of Greater Manchester on behalf of the people of the Tees Valley…

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Tees Valley Mayor hails vital role of Teesport

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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 solidarity with the people of Manchester following the terrible events experienced at their…

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

The Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has met Robert Hough, the Chair of Durham Tees Valley Airport, for the first time.   The private…

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The New Tees Valley Mayor Takes Office

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