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Drawing the Focus: Why the Tees Valley is set for Growth

North East England Chamber of Commerce

Friday, 5 July 2019 from 08:00 to 10:30 (BST)

Drawing the Focus: Why the Tees Valley is set for...

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This is an exciting time for the Tees Valley.

Devolution is bringing investment and unlocking opportunity, changing the story of the region and drawing national focus.

But what does this look like in practice? And how can your business be a part of it?

Join us at Teesside University Business School to find out, hearing from the Tees Valley Mayor, experts in planning and development, as well as case studies of businesses from key sectors already operating in the Tees Valley.


08:00     Arrival and breakfast networking

              Welcome and introductions -

08:30     Lesley Moody MBE, Chamber President

08:35     Paul Booth, Chair, Tees Valley LEP


08:55     Case study: Focus on professional services

              Ian Gilthorpe, Senior Partner, SQ1 Law

09:10     Case study: Focus on engineering and advance manufacturing and technology

              Paul Found, COO, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

09:25     Case study: Focus on logistics

              Jerry Hopkinson, COO & Vice Chairman, PD Ports

09:40     Panel discussion: Focus on gamechangers

              “Key initiatives and why they are valuable to the Tees Valley”

              Steve Doogan, Head of Enterprise, Teesside University

 Meryl Levington, Assoc. Dean – Enterprise & Business Engagement, Teesside University

              John McNicholas, Engineering & Programme Directors, South Tees Development Corp.

              Graham Hillier, Director of Strategy & Futures, CPI

              Rachel Anderson, Chamber Assistant Director, Policy - Tees Valley & Energy 

10:15     Summary, followed by networking

10:30    Event close


Who should attend this event?: This event is open to all Chamber members and will be particularly of interest to those looking to grow their business in Tees Valley or to relocate or increase their presence there.

Dress code: We do not stipulate a dress code at our events but recommend attendees dress as though they were meeting clients. We recommend smart casual as a minimum.


Do you have questions about Drawing the Focus: Why the Tees Valley is set for Growth? Contact North East England Chamber of Commerce

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