Grow Tees Valley

Unlocking business potential

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

Our new and exciting Grow Tees Valley programme, which is financially supported through the European Development Fund (ERDF), works with SMEs* to help them grow. Whether you want to improve or develop a product, embed a new service within 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 review’ 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. You will be able to access Growth Spark grants to explore product development which match fund 50% of costs, up to a maximum of £10,000.

While our Growth Associate Programme lets you tap into our talented pool of graduates with the added benefit of support from an industry expert or an academic from Teesside University. We will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and help you through the recruitment process to ensure the right fit for your business. Projects are available over 6, 9 or 12 months.

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

This 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

European Regional Development Fund
Northern Powerhouse



The challenge

Billingham-based company NYMAS manufactures bathroom and toilet equipment for elderly and disabled people for customers including care homes, hospitals and the hospitality industry.

Recognising a gap in the market for specialist ‘luxury’ products NYMAS approached us to help them look at whether it was cost effective to bring their product design and development in-house, as well update their internal processes to support the company’s future growth.

Read the case study

Customer First

We guarantee quality. All our business services carry the Customer First Standard, a quality mark recognising excellent customer service. And we can also help you source financial support.

Our business service charter sets out our commitment to a professional business service for all our clients.

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