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Successful businesses are built around their people

Tees Valley Business is keen to help your business develop its workforce to reach their potential.

Through our key delivery partners, NBSL and Calderdale College, we offer support to businesses to develop their leadership and management capacity, as well as to upskill their workforce

Better Management Fund

The Tees Valley Better Management Fund is part funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and delivered by NBSL. It provides grant funding for projects that can increase the leadership and management capability and capacity of SME businesses across Tees Valley’s five boroughs.

We’ve got grant funding to help you improve management know-how, processes or systems in your business.

If your business is eligible, you could get up to 40% funding towards a project costing between £2,500 and £4,000 – a grant of up to £1,600.

What type of projects can we fund?

Improving management know-how

We can help to fund a Business Expert to come in and improve your flair for marketing, your dexterity for data or your knack for strategy. In fact, you can use the funding towards almost any kind of coaching or mentoring that will help your business to be managed more effectively by you and your team:

Improving management processes or systems

If your management time is spent using inefficient processes and systems to run the business, we can help to fund a Business Expert to deliver a range of projects where the end result frees up management time to focus on growing the business.

To see examples of the funding and to find out more, click here for the Better Management Fund information

Skills support for the workforce

Almost £7million is now available for SMEs in Tees Valley to access training.

Delivered by Calderdale College and working through a network of locally based, professional training providers, our Skills Support for the Workforce project offers fully funded training to help SMEs fill skill gaps, raise productivity and boost business growth.

We can help businesses develop and implement bespoke training programmes which will help to meet their growth ambitions by satisfying their workforce’s immediate and long term skills need.

If you are an SME based in Tees Valley, you may be eligible for free training through the Skills Support for the Workforce project. Training is funded by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency.

Tees Valley – skills support for the workforce

Can we help your business?

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