Being able to access the right advice and support is essential as your business develops and grows.
If you're looking to expand your business by taking on new employees, Tees Valley Combined Authority offers apprenticeship support for employers.
A range of support advice and grant support is available through the Tees Valley Business Hub. Advisers can work with your business to complete a full assessment of what your business needs to grow. This includes energy efficiency improvements, up-skilling of staff / managers / owners, digitisation of your business, capital growth grants, and exporting your products and services.
See the full range of support and contact details on the Tees Valley Business website.
Your local Jobcentre Plus (JCP) offers an extensive range of free services to assist business growth, including HR advice and a recruitment service to help your business take on staff under work experience placements, apprenticeships, and work trials. You can contact the Employer Engagement Advisor at Middlesbrough's Jobcentre Plus on 01642 398557.
Middlesbrough College, Middlesbrough Community Learning Service (MCLS) and The Forge at Teesside University can work with you to recruit apprentices and graduates, as well as offer work experience placements and internship opportunities.
If you're looking to expand your premises, grow or relocate into Middlesbrough you can look at council premises/land available to rent or search a variety of commercial agents to discuss your specific needs.
If you're a larger company looking to invest in Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Council provides further information about the town and area.
There are various methods of marketing you can use to grow your presence, including advertising, sponsorship, writing press releases and e-marketing. More information on marketing your business can be found online on the Marketing Your Small Business For Dummies cheat sheet.
Attending networks and events provides various opportunities to build on your contacts and markets.
If you can offer a service or product to the council, you can visit the commissioning and procurement section to find contract tender details and our Buy Boro directory.