Grow Tees Valley

Grow Tees Valley

The new Grow Tees Valley programme, is financially supported through the European Development Fund (ERDF), works with SMEs* to help them grow. Whether you want to improve or develop a product, embed a new service within your organisation or enter new markets, Grow Tees Valley can point you in the right direction.

Advisors will work with you to carry out a detailed ‘business review’ to see if there are any areas in your business that will benefit from support. If you already have a project in mind, they will assess its potential and draw up an action plan together. You will be able to access Growth Spark grants to explore product development which match fund 50% of costs, up to a maximum of £10,000.

The Growth Associate Programme lets you tap into talented pool of graduates with the added benefit of support from an industry expert or an academic from Teesside University. Advisors will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and help you through the recruitment process to ensure the right fit for your business. Projects are available over 6, 9 or 12 months.

* Grow Tees Valley is a part-funded service available to growth-oriented Tees Valley businesses employing fewer than 250 staff with an annual turnover over no greater than €50m per annum.

This project is receiving up to £2.5m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

For more information contact the Universoty of Teesside on (01642) 384068 or email

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