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 ready to take advantage of new opportunities.

So whether you want to pivot or realign your business model, have identified new product or service opportunities, or want to realign your processes to meet surges in demand (eg. hand sanitiser, PPE) they can help you rethink what creates real value, now and in the future.

They’ll take you through their ‘Business Diagnostic’ to understand what makes your business tick. They’ll recommend the type of support that is right for you, or put you in touch with their wider network of business support providers. 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.

  • Growth Spark voucher scheme
    Supporting you with up to 50% of the costs associated with procuring expertise and specialist equipment to develop ideas, products and services. Due to COVID-19 the grant contribution has been upped to a maximum of £15k.
  • Growth Associate programme
    Recruit a graduate for 12 months to deliver a pre-set work plan to achieve your ambitions. You’ll also have the support of Teesside University (or an industry expert) for half a day per week – and they’ll support up to 50% of the project’s costs.

Grow Tees Valley believes the COVID-19 outbreak will give rise to more resilient, more agile, and kinder ways of doing business. The business community will come together to meet this challenge – and they’ll be right there with you.

They’re operating ‘business as usual’ as far as possible in these exceptional circumstances, and they have the technology in place to deliver remotely. So please get in touch with Grow Tees Valley if you think they could help.