Help and assistance

The Tees Valley Business Compass offers a useful first point of call to explore the range of funding/finance and business growth support options in the area. A team of growth consultants can provide free 1-1 advice to complete a full analysis of your business and identify the funding and support you may be able to access to help your business growth journey.

A range of incentives and free practical support, advice and business network connections is offered by Middlesbrough Council, including:

Business rate relief

  • Businesses occupying a property with a rateable value of £6,000 per year or less are currently exempt from paying business rates
  • The rate of relief decreases gradually from 100% to 0% for properties with a rateable value between £6,001 and £12,000


Middlesbrough Council is here to support your business. Middlesbrough Means Business is a business network delivered by Middlesbrough Council which connects and engages with the local business community through the Middlesbrough Means Business breakfast exchange, and social media channels.

To be kept up to date with the latest business news and details of business growth workshops, follow Invest in Middlesbrough on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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