About Tees Valley Life Sciences 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 skills meetup for the Tees Valley’s Life Sciences sector and get the latest skills insights to help you futureproof and grow your business.

Why Join?

You’ll hear from leading industry voices from the likes of Bionow, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, National Horizon Centre and Northern Life Sciences in a panel discussion on how businesses can tackle their skills gaps and labour market challenges to prepare themselves for the future. Our speakers 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 Life Sciences 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.

You can join a tour of National Horizons Centre at the end of the event.


Who You’ll Hear From:

Dr Amy Smith, People Director, CPI

Dr Brendan Fish, Director of Biologics, CPI

David Holmes, Bionow.

Elaine Roy, Organisational Development Manager, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

Paul Irving, Managing Director, Northern Life Sciences

Professor Vikki Rand, Director of the National Horizons Centre

Tees Valley Business’ Skills for Growth team and Teesside University Researchers


Who Should Join?

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

Breakfast and Refreshments will be provided.



CPED, Room D4.09 Teesside University Darlington Campus Vicarage Road Darlington DL1 1JW


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, click here.

Event Overview

Event Organiser:

Tees Valley Business & Teesside University

Event Dates:

Thursday 23rd February 2023

Event Duration:

09:30 – 13:00

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