A business development and networking event organised by Teesside University has helped local businesses win new sales with regional and national buyers.
Stephen Catchpole, Chief Executive of Tees Valley Unlimited, with Vice-Chancellor of Teesside University Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL.
Doing Business @ Tees took place on Wednesday 18 September with a strategic aim of assisting and supporting companies to enter new supply chains and win more contracts.
A meet the buyers feature hosted procurement managers and buyers from both the public and private sectors, allowing them to meet with local firms through a series of one to one, pre-arranged meetings.
Other features of the event were business masterclasses, designed to improve business performance across the key themes of leadership, marketing and innovation.
Delegates also attended presentations by the University’s many success stories, hearing first hand from businesses and organisations who have made bottom line improvements working with Teesside University. These sessions focused on how Teesside University is helping businesses to prosper and grow, through provision of training and development, consultancy, recruiting talent and knowledge transfer.
The event was opened by Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University.
'The University is very proud of its growing reputation at the centre of our business community,' said Professor Henderson.
'We are engaging and working in partnership with businesses of all sizes, across the key growth sectors of the economy. This event demonstrates our proactive approach and we look forward to creating new working relationships with many of the companies we have met here today.'
The guest speaker was Stephen Catchpole, Chief Executive of Tees Valley Unlimited, the Local Enterprise Partnership for the region.
'Teesside University is key to the growth of our economy and its need to provide sustainable prosperity for our residents. Higher level skills are vital to the continued success of key sectors into the future', said Mr Catchpole.
Overall, 208 Tees Valley business delegates attended the event.
19 September 2013
Hundreds attend uni's industy event
Evening Gazette (Teesside), 24/09/2013, p.12
More than 200 businesses attended Teesside University's Doing Business@Tees event.