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A Back to Business Fund has been launched to help provide SMEs with access to direct professional support, advice and guidance that many of our businesses require as the region begins to recover from the pandemic.

Companies across the region are encouraged to apply to the Tees Valley Business Team to deliver this professional advice and support to SMEs, with a 100% contribution towards the cost of the advice provided to businesses which are eligible. We will also promote the support you offer on an ongoing basis through our business gateway media channels.

Professional services and advice will include:

  • Business planning and reshaping strategy e.g. pivoting to open up new areas of demand rapidly
  • Cashflow planning and debt finance
  • Human resources e.g. navigating HR policies, procedures and legislation
  • Legal
  • Digital and shifting to online trading
  • Operations, including health and safety e.g. adapting customer journeys to reduce physical touch points (tech adoption)

If you wish to be involved in the Back to Business Fund and deliver the support that SMEs need, please respond by email to with the following information:

  1. Contact details: named lead, company name, address, contact email, contact telephone number.
  2. An outline of what you can offer (and may already be offering to businesses):  A brief description of the type of professional advice and support you are able to provide on a one-to-one basis to individual SMEs (no more than 300 words please) and a copy of your company logo in JPEG format.

Once received we will contact you soon to discuss next steps.