Suppliers | Growth Experts | Tees Valley Business Compass

How we can help suppliers

Are you a supplier providing your services to businesses based in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar & Cleveland?

If the answer is "yes" then your clients could access our funding to help pay for your business growth projects.

How does this work

You would scope out the business growth project with your client and put together your proposal.

Once the client has the proposal you would ask them to contact us directly so they can access the relevant scheme for up to 33% funding towards their total project value. They can do this by ringing 01642 939386 or "Registering their Interest."

If your client's business growth project is less than £25K then we have a Fast Track service where they can access the funding quicker and more efficiently.

Examples of business growth projects

Some of your client projects might be centred around:

  • Developing marketing strategies,

  • Getting business online and being found,

  • Supplying energy efficiency products and services,

  • Creating workforce training plans, 

  • Developing strategies  to help work towards ISO Accreditation,

  • Design and development of Management Information and CRM systems,

  • Product, service development and design,

  • Business process review and re-engineering,

  • Strategy and succession planning,

  • Overseas marketing strategy development activities

  • 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.)

How do you access our funds?

If you're a Tees Valley business based in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton or Redcar & Cleveland and you would like your client to access one of our four funds get in touch with us now to arrange a meeting with one of our Growth Consultants.



“At first I was really quite dubious about asking for help and support to help with the growth of my fresh produce business. On her first visit she really understood what I was aiming to achieve. Whilst working with the Growth Consultant she helped and supported me through every step of the application process from start to finish. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Lisa Gowler and the team at Tees Valley Business Compass and I am so glad I got in touch.”



“As a small business in Tees Valley with plans to grow I was told TVBC would be able to help. I was sceptical having heard to stories from peers securing funding with other entities. I didn’t have to worry, the team at Tees Valley Business Compass took the time to understand what I wanted to achieve, walked me through the straightforward process and made it easy to secure the right funding. With the project underway and funding in place I would recommend every SME in the region contact TVBC to see how they can help.”   



"Tees Valley Business Compass have provided a wide range of support in assisting our business in accessing grant funding for a wide range of projects. Without them and particularly the help of our Growth Consultant, we would have been unable to apply for funding and the projects would not have progressed. This would have consequently halted our growth plans and recruitment schedule."

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