About Find Your Perfect Match: Tees Valley Finance & Funding Workshop


Have you found “the one” yet? Finding the right investor or funding match can make things click for your business. If you’re ready to scale up and grow, you’re going to need the right finance or funding partner to help you get there. Join British Business Bank, Tees Valley Business, Grow Tees Valley, and CPI on 14th February for a comprehensive introduction to the local finance and funding landscape.  

 An expert-led workshop with Jordan Dargue will bring you up to speed on key topics, including: 

  • Accessing Funding and Grants 
  • The Current funding landscape – what is available and what is appropriate for you 
  • What investors are looking for – understanding the investor mindset 

Middlesbrough-based Press On Vinyl will talk you through their journey, having secured finance and funding to the tune of £1.4 million to open the doors to its new vinyl record manufacturing plant.  

You will also hear an economic update from Darlington Borough Council leaders on the exciting developments taking place in the town and their impact for businesses in the Tees Valley.  

Finally, you will have the opportunity to network with funding providers, including FW Capital, Mercia and BEF, along with other local support organisations who can provide wrap-around support as you embark on your funding journey.  

This event is free to attend for businesses in the Tees Valley, with breakfast and refreshments provided. 

Location: CPI, The Nigel Perry Building, 1 Union Square, Central Park, Darlington, DL1 1GL 



 09:00 – Event registration with breakfast and networking 

09:30 – Event Start 

09:30 – Economic Update from Darlington Borough Council 

09:45 – CASE STUDY: Press On Vinyl 

10:00 – Finance and funding workshop led by Jordan Dargue 

11:30 – Meet the funding providers: networking with FW Captial, Mercia, BEF and CPI 

12:00 – Event Close 



 Darlington train station is less than a ten-minute walk away from the venue and is recommended for getting there on the day.  

Limited parking will be available in the car park on John Williams Blvd in bays 4-103. Parking permits will need to be pre-booked and collected from reception and taken back to your car to be displayed.  


Please note, by booking a place onto this event you are giving Tees Valley Combined Authority permission to share your name and email address with the event hosts, CPI, for event management purposes only.


Tees Valley Business 

Tees Valley Business is the local growth hub for the Tees Valley, established by the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Tees Valley Mayor. Whatever stage of your growth journey, you can access tailored one-to-one support, specialist programmes, events, and much more to help achieve your business goals.  

Support is fully funded, which means there is no cost to you. Get in touch if you’re a SME based in the Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees). 


British Business Bank 

Helping small businesses find a way. We are the UK’s economic development bank and we are here to help your business find a way, with free financial tools and expert information. We’re experts in small business finance and we work with a broad range of partners to help businesses like yours, whether you’re a start up, an established business or you’re looking to grow. hub 


Event Overview

Event Organiser:

Tees Valley Business, British Business Bank & CPI

Event Dates:

Tuesday 14th February 2023

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9:00 - 12:00

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