About Grow Tees Valley

Grow Tees Valley is here to help Tees Valley’s ambitious SMEs get access to the funding and expertise they need to grow.

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

So whether you want to improve or develop a product, embed a new service in your organisation or enter new markets, Grow Tees Valley can point you in the right direction.

We will work with you to carry out a detailed ‘business diagnostic’ to see if there are any areas in your business that will benefit from support. If you already have a project in mind, we will assess its potential and draw up an action plan together.

The Grow Tees Valley 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.

Meet the team

Suhail Aslam

Programme Manager

Gary Thompson

Growth Projects Manager

Gilly Hall

Business Innovation Manager

Jennifer Hudson

Business Innovation Manager

Louise Byrne

Project Administrator

Claire Cook

Leadership and Management Business Development Manager

Mark Thorpe

Business Development Manager

Caroline Ainsley

Project Coordinator

Andy Barras

Leadership and Management Administrator

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