About Tees Valley Culture & Leisure Sector Skills Meetup

Are skills shortages stopping your business from reaching its full potential? Join Tees Valley Business’s Skills for Growth team and Teesside University for a FREE sector skills meetup for the Tees Valley and get the latest skills insights to help you futureproof and grow your business.

Date and time
Wed, 7 December 2022, 09:30 – 12:30 GMT
Kirkleatham Walled Garden Plantation Road Kirkleatham TS10 4QT

Breakfast and Refreshments will be provided.



Why Join?

You’ll hear from leading and experienced industry voices on how businesses can tackle their skills gaps and labour market challenges to prepare themselves for the future. Our panel facilitators come from diverse business backgrounds and hold first-hand experience in assisting and supporting businesses in their respective fields.

Hear from the Skills for Growth team and get expert insights and the latest information on the Culture and Leisure sector job market and 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 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.


Who You’ll Hear From:

  • Jo Ager, General Manager for the Ambassador Theatre Group
  • James Beighton, Executive Director of Tees Valley Arts
  • Annabel Turpin, Chief Executive & Artistic Director of ARC Stockton
  • Tees Valley Business’ Skills for Growth team and Teesside University Researchers
  • Elinor Morgan, Artistic Director of MIMA


Who Should Join?

If you work within the Culture and Leisure sector and are based in the Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees), this meetup is for you!


About Skills for Growth

Led by Tees Valley Business, Skills for Growth is a fully funded resource for Tees Valley SMEs, part funded by the European Social Fund. It offers free and 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.

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 SME’s across the Tees Valley and sharing this information via a series of business sector events, including this one.

To find out more, visit Skills for Growth online

Tees Valley Business is the local Growth Hub for the Tees Valley, established by the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Tees Valley Mayor.


Event Overview

Event Organiser:

Tees Valley Business & Teesside University Business School

Event Dates:

Wednesday 7th December 2022

Event Duration:

09:30 – 12:30

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Event Location:

Redcar and Cleveland