Author: Invest Middlesbrough

Discretionary Business Grant launched

To support businesses further the government outlined on 1 May a discretionary grants fund. If you think you may be eligible, it is very important that you read the following information. We are now inviting eligible businesses to express an interest in the discretionary grant funding by completing the Discretionary Business …

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Covid recovery call to town centre businesses

Middlesbrough Council wants feedback from businesses as it plans how the town centre can bounce back safely from Covid-19. The Council’s Town Centre Recovery Group is considering what will become ‘the new normal’ in response to the Coronavirus. Concerns around the future of retail, pubs, restaurants and the wider hospitality …

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Heritage Action Zone public engagement

Middlesbrough’s Historic Quarter (stretching from Albert Road North to Queen’s Terrace) was the commercial centre of Middlesbrough’s manufacturing and trade boom in the second half of the 19th century. It is one of Middlesbrough’s oldest, primarily intact, urban areas, featuring high-quality Victorian buildings. The Historic Quarter was designated a Conservation Area in …

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Free online training to support businesses in Tees Valley during lockdown

Businesses in Tees Valley looking to improve the skills and productivity of their workforce are being encouraged to take advantage of free online training from the Skills Support for the Workforce Programme. The Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) Programme upskills employees in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the …

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Support available from Grow Tees Valley

COVID-19 is causing many uncertainties across so many business sectors. The pandemic is forcing companies to make hard choices, including radical restructuring and cost reductions, and to seek improvements in agility and flexibility. Through this challenging time, Grow Tees Valley is here to help your organisation emerge stronger, leaner and …

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Middlesbrough will be ‘straight back to business when this is all over’

Middlesbrough businesses have now had more than £20m in support grants processed to aid them through the Coronavirus outbreak. Middlesbrough Council began paying out to local businesses before Government money was provided and the authority has now received numerous messages of gratitude for the rapid response. The Federation of Small …

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Middlesbrough ‘a front runner’ for new bank, as talks continue during pandemic

Middlesbrough is a front runner for the headquarters for a ground-breaking new bank that would create upwards of 120 high-quality jobs within five years. Middlesbrough mayor Andy Preston has welcomed as “hugely promising” news that prospective bank GBB – to be called GB Bank – may base itself in the town’s unoccupied Centre Square buildings. …

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Funding for tech and innovation

Innovation and tech companies are being offered assistance with the Treasury announcing hundreds of millions of pounds of loans and grants for the sector. The £1.25bn package of funding includes £750 million of loans and grants for innovative businesses and up to £250 million from the Government for an investment …

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