Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen speaking at the Tees Valley Business Summit
The Tees Valley Business Summit today saw hundreds of visitors descend on Teesside University’s Olympia Building for a day of workshops, seminars, and meetings.
More than 100 firms exhibited at the seventh annual business summit, which was organised to help Tees Valley businesses to grow.
This year’s workshops covered topics like communication and selling your ideas, improving your business’s broadband, and the importance of innovation.
The summit showcased Teesside’s commercial expertise, knowhow and skills over a number of sectors.
Tees Valley Business Compass was the main backer of the event, with Tees Valley Mayor, Tees Valley Combined Authority, NEEAL, Teesside University and Venator also offering their support.
Officially launching the event, Mayor Ben Houchen said: “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. They create jobs, promote growth, and provide the supply chain that allows major projects in our region to go ahead. There are businesses here that should be reaching for the stars.
“It’s fantastic to see an even greater turnout for the Tees Valley Business Summit than last year. The number of firms getting involved shows that Teesside is on the up.”
Mayor Houchen also called on employers at the event to engage with schools and young people, adding: “To promote jobs and growth we need to make sure young people have the skills that businesses need, and those that they will need.
“That’s why I launched TeesValleyCareers.com, a revolutionary new initiative where schools work with businesses to give children meaningful work experience throughout their time in education. We need companies to sign up to help inspire the next generation.”
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