Invest Tees Valley makes investing in the Tees Valley easy. Our experienced Business Investment team provide information, advice and support to enable businesses to make the best decisions.
Part of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, Invest Tees Valley offers access to funding streams to support capital investment and our network includes strong connections with UK Government, cluster and innovation specialists, as well as skills development within our local universities and colleges.
The Tees Valley is home to almost 700,000 people, an international airport and the deepest water port on the East coast of England. It has a reputation for excellence in innovation and industry and is home to Britain's biggest freeport as well as Teesworks, the UK’s largest and most connected industrial zone, focused on diverse, sustainable and low-carbon activity. It is also home to the Government's new Northern Economic Campus, housing officials from the Treasury, DIT, ONS and BEIS.
The Tees Valley is the leading export focused and energy-intensive industrial cluster in the UK and the region is at the forefront of the clean, green energy revolution.
Geographically, the Tees Valley is ideally positioned for servicing offshore industries. Situated on the North East coast, it is centred around a large port, offering easy access to the North Sea Basin and Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind development.
The area’s rich history of industry and innovation is complemented by a highly skilled and readily available workforce, specialising in manufacturing, engineering and offshore industries. There is also an established supply chain and growing cluster of renewable businesses investing in the region. The area is also home to the UK’s biggest and most well connected freeport. The Teesside Freeport offers immediate connectivity via rail, road, sea and air as well as an international airport providing a gateway to global markets.
The Tees Valley’s ambitions in the renewable sector are reflected in the investment in the area. Teesworks, part of the freeport, will play a huge part in those ambitions. The planned redevelopment at Teesworks will see the construction of a1km quay to specifically service the offshore energy sector. The quay will also provide instant access to more than 500acres of manufacturing, storage and mobilisation facilities.
Global offshore wind manufacturer GE Renewable Energy has already announced that it will build a new multimillion-pound state-of-the-art wind turbine blade manufacturing factory at Teesworks and, with £20million of government backing, it is expected the site will house up to three manufacturers to support the development of the next generation of offshore wind projects.