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About Tees Valley Business Compass

Tees Valley Business Compass is the local growth hub delivered by UMi on behalf of Tees Valley Combined Authority. It helps ambitious businesses realise their growth potential by offering access to a range of practical services, from local business information, assessing growth options through to unlocking finance and funding streams. The growth hub is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

The Tees Valley Business Growth Hub has received £9,520,000 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund.  Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regeneration.  For more information about the European Regional Development Fund please visit GOV.UK.

How Tees Valley Business Compass Works

This business support service for the Tees Valley has been put together with simplicity in mind for new, start up and existing businesses seeking ways of growing and supporting their business, our aim being to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness of local business support. The website provides up to date information on the latest support programmes and initiatives available to businesses of all sizes.

The next step, then, is to talk to us directly about your business growth ideas, ambitions and aims. You can do this in several ways - you can contact us directly on 01642 939386 or register your interest.

Once you've contacted us via your preferred method you'll be guided through the process of gaining the support and advice best suited to your businesses needs and requirements. You may even be referred to a specialist support service offered through one of our partners.



“The whole team at Tees Valley Business Compass have been incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the process, from our Growth Consultant right through to post-acceptance support and claim submission.”



“Business Compass is a one-stop shop for companies seeking to expand. Its teams aid in developing growth strategies and skilled workforces plus provide assistance on access to finance and grants. It covers all the topics needed to get businesses where they want to be.”



“The support and investment from Tees Valley Business Compass has been the key catalyst in the decision to go forward with our innovation and development for a digital strategy, launching the company into the next generation. This smooth process will create additional jobs and in turn increase the company’s capacity, laying the foundation for the next level of growth.”

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