Tees Valley Business is the local growth hub for the Tees Valley and is part of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, offering a “one stop shop” for anyone looking to start a business in the region.

Initially you will meet with your allocated business adviser who will develop a package of support specifically for your own start up needs. The support is fully-funded and includes a variety of workshops where you cover everything you need to start your own business in a supportive environment where you have the opportunity to meet and network with others also looking to start a business. These include topics like:

  • Business planning
  • Sales and marketing
  • Social media
  • Company structure
  • Finance for your business

There are many workshops you can attend throughout the Tees Valley region in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland. We also have access to a specialist mentoring offer if your business is in one of the following sectors: advanced manufacturing, automotive, chemical and process, digital, healthcare, logistics, low carbon, oil and gas, professional and business services and culture and leisure.

Find out more about what is involved in starting a business from Phil Teasdale, Chief Executive of Enterprise Made Simple as he shares his top tips for getting going!

Business Planning

Market Research


Establishing a Brand

How Much Money Will I Need?

To find out more about the available support, please contact us.

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