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How we can help

The Tees Valley Business Compass is a one-stop-shop for all your business needs if you're a business based in the Tees Valley area. This covers any business based in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland. We are "Experts in Business Growth" and we want to work with you to help your Tees Valley business grow.

How do we do this?

By giving you access of up to 33% funding for business growth projects or client projects via any of our four funds:







Initially, you will meet with one of our Growth Consultant's who will complete a detailed diagnostic of your business to outline any potential growth projects.


You will also get access to support from your local authority business team and our fantastic partner network if required. ​

If your business growth project is less than £25K then you can access the funding much quicker via our new Fast Track service.


The funding and support available to you is for a range of different projects, including:

  • Developing marketing strategies,

  • Getting business online and found,

  • Supplying energy efficiency product and services,

  • Creating workforce training plans, 

  • Developing strategies  to help work towards ISO Accreditation,

  • Design and development of Management Information and CRM systems,

  • Product and service development and design,

  • Business process review and re-engineering,

  • Strategy and succession planning,

  • Overseas marketing strategy development activities and

  • R&D - for product and services that improve broadband speeds*


(*please note this is not an exhaustive list if you would like to know if your business growth project qualifies please get in touch with us.)


​To find out more about our funding and support please click on each scheme for more details.


​Already have an idea about the project to grow your business? 

Get in touch with us now to arrange a meeting with one of our Growth Consultants.





“Growing the region’s economy is paramount to my plans as Mayor. We need strong, flourishing businesses fully equipped to deal with a competitive marketplace. Tees Valley Business Compass’s work supports my aim to ensure the prosperity of businesses and the livelihood of Tees Valley residents.”   



"As an SME in the advanced manufacturing sector, it’s essential that we work in partnerships to ensure we maximise our opportunities and continue our growth.  Tees Valley Business Compass have been a key support to us over the last two years, providing advice, assisting with funding, signposting us to opportunities we wouldn’t otherwise have been aware of.  Their advisors have a refreshingly common-sense approach and help make our growth projects go smoothly. ”



"The UAE training market appreciates the quality of British training, so there are many businesses out there that could benefit from our knowledge and expertise. We are thankful to Tees Valley Business Compass for its support, as without them, we wouldn’t be in the position to go overseas."

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