Tees Valley Business Start Up

The Tees Valley Business Start Up offer is for individuals with the seed of a business idea, this programme offers the opportunity to meet with a business advisor and develop a tailored and personalised business support package designed to meet specific start-up needs.

The support is fully-funded and includes a variety of workshops covering everything needed to start a business. This supportive and collaborative environment also provides individuals with an opportunity to meet and network with others also looking to start a business. These include topics such as: Business planning, Sales and marketing, Social media, Company structure, Finance for your business


There are many workshops available across the Tees Valley region in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland. The Tees Valley Business Start Up programme also provides access to specialist mentoring for start-ups in the following sectors:

Advanced manufacturing, Automotive, Chemical and process, Digital, Healthcare, Logistics, Low carbon, Oil and gas, Professional and business services, Culture and leisure.

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At TEDCO we successfully deliver a range of start-up support programmes designed to take ideas and turn them into successful enterprises and business start-ups in the region.

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One of TEDCO’s key objectives is to provide individuals and businesses with the ambition to expand, the advice and necessary tools to scale-up and grow their business.    

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As the key delivery partner for Virgin StartUp in the North East, we have helped over 300 new businesses access £4.2 million in low cost business loans over the past five years.

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What we offer

TEDCO offers one-on-one support provided by a dedicated team of business advisors and a range of pre start seminars available to clients who are taking the first steps into self-employment. This could be looking at an initial idea and developing it further, looking at how to start a business plan, business competitors, business marketing.

Are you eligible?

If you are looking to start and grow a business we’d love to hear from you. Our friendly team of experienced Business Advisors are on hand to take your call to discuss the support available.

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