Free exhibition opportunity for Tees Valley businesses

Through our work with the Grow Tees Valley project, we are able to offer free exhibition space to 15 small and medium-sized Tees Valley businesses at the Grow Tees Valley Conference. The Conference is at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Thursday 13th October. Over 200 businesses, investors and support organisations will be there on the day, so it creates a great opportunity to promote your products and services to a wide audience.

We are aware that the pandemic has made it difficult for small businesses to launch new products and services, so this is the focus of our support. We are working with marketing and events specialists Horizon Works Marketing to provide:

  • A workshop on Tuesday 13th September on developing an effective brand and market proposition, identifying customers and putting together key marketing messages;
  • A workshop on Monday 3rd October on effective exhibitions and how to convert leads from exhibiting into sales;
  • Free exhibition space and associated promotion at the Grow Tees Valley Conference itself on Thursday 13th October.

The workshops and exhibition space are being provided as a free support package to relevant small businesses, so we're looking for businesses that:

  • Are less experienced in exhibiting at events but would like to do this more;
  • Are based in Tees Valley;
  • Have a new product or service and would like help to launch and promote it;
  • Are able to attend on the dates highlighted above.

To express interest in getting involved, submit details of your company (name, location, sector and contact details) by email to by 31st August 2022.

Grow Tees Valley is a part-funded service available to growth-oriented Tees Valley businesses employing fewer than 250 staff with an annual turnover no greater than €50m per annum. The Grow Tees Valley project is receiving up to £3.238m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.