About Grow Tees Valley-Accessing graduate talent to drive business growth

Find out about the support available to employ a recent graduate to drive business growth.

About this event

Grow Tees Valley works with Tees Valley businesses to unlock their growth potential. Whether you want to improve or develop a product, embed a new service within your organisation or enter new markets, we can help.

Do you have a project you are looking to deliver to grow your business?

Do you want to take on a graduate to drive it?

Do you require funding to support it?

If the answer is yes to any of these, then join us for this event. It will focus on how graduates can help to develop and embed new ideas in your business, as well as some of the support available. Alongside experts from Teesside University, Billingham-based software business Nicander will share their experiences of using the support available to employ a graduate to work on a project, developing the software to manage one of the world’s longest road tunnels (21km of tunnels as part of the Stockholm bypass in Sweden). Nicander worked with Teesside University academic Barry Hebbron, who has over 30 years delivering these projects.

Following the workshop, businesses will be able to apply for funding and support to implement their growth plans. Terms and eligibility criteria apply.


2.00pm – Welcome

2.10pm – Introduction to Grow Tees Valley support

2.25pm – Company Case Study: Nicander Ltd

2.50pm – Academic Expertise Case Study: Barry Hebbron

3.15pm – Q&A

3.30pm – Close

Places are limited so book yours now! Accessing graduate talent to drive business growth Tickets, Tue 5 Oct 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

This session is designed for small and medium-sized organisations in Tees Valley and eligibility criteria apply. The Grow Tees Valley project is receiving up to £3.238m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Given the nature of the funding, delegate details provided at sign up will be shared with Teesside University and the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) for use in administering and evaluating the Grow Tees Valley project and the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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Teesside University

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Tuesday 5th October 2021

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14:00 – 15:30pm

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