About Digital & Creative Sector Skills Meetup

This event is for all of you Creative, Animation, Marketing and Digital businesses that make up the collective community of the Tees Valley’s Digital & Creative sector. This is your opportunity to meet your business neighbours and help shape the future of your industry.

Join our Skills for Growth team, Teesside University and DigitalCity for this FREE meetup and be part of a collective conversation that packs some punch as we discuss developing our talent, the impact of skills challenges and business growth beyond Covid-19.

Why Join?

You’ll hear from leading industry voices from the likes of Adobe, Better Brand Agency, Newcrest Digital, and The Juice Academy on how they are tackling skills gaps and preparing for the future.

Network with likeminded people who share the same passion and creativity as you and who understand your industry.

Hear from the Skills for Growth team and get expert insights and latest information on the Digital and Creative skills gaps in the Tees Valley, now and in the future, so that you can plan ahead.

You’ll also discover how to tap into the funding and consultancy support available locally to help you get the right people, skills, and tools in place to help your business grow.

Plus, have the opportunity to add your voice to the conversation and share your experiences on how skills shortages are affecting productivity or preventing growth in your business and help us shape future skills provision in the Tees Valley that works for you.

As events return to a new normal, enjoy face to face networking over light refreshment and lunch.


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Who Should Join?

If you have a digital or creative background and work in the Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees), this meetup is for you! Whether you represent a digital or creative agency, PR and marketing company, are a graphic designer, web developer, games creator, social media professional or copywriter. Or if you’re one of our local creatives, from artists and film makers to fashion or interior designers. This session has been created with you in mind!


About Skills for Growth

Led by Tees Valley Business, Skills for Growth is a fully funded resource for Tees Valley SMEs, supported by the European Social Fund. It offers impartial advice and guidance to support employers to upskill their existing workforce by identifying their current and future skills gaps and training needs, and by acting as a brokerage service to the training provider network.

For businesses engaged on the project, there is an opportunity for you to have access to five leadership and management masterclasses to support you to shape your business for the future. This fully funded support, valued at over £3000, includes an additional 4 days of coaching and mentoring to help you implement and embed your plans into the business.

Working in partnership with Teesside University, the project is also taking a proactive research approach to help shape and inform future training and development provision for SMEs across the Tees Valley and sharing this information via a series of business sector events, including this one.

To find out more, click here.

Tees Valley Business is the local growth hub for the Tees Valley, established by the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Tees Valley Mayor.


About DigitalCity

DigitalCity is an ERDF funded, Teesside University-led initiative, supporting tech start-ups, SMEs, and local businesses in the Tees Valley to explore where digital can have the most impact within their business, from business models and operational processes to customer experiences.

To find out more, click here. 


Event Overview

Event Organiser:

Tees Valley Business & Teesside University

Event Dates:

Wednesday 15th June 2022

Event Duration:

11:45 – 15:15

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