A chance to help shape the future

Linda Edworthy of Tees Valley Unlimited.
Linda Edworthy of Tees Valley Unlimited.

Hartlepool people can play a vital part in helping to shape a multi-million pound strategy for the Tees Valley.

Talks are on the way about the development of the Tees Valley Strategic Economic Plan. Experts describe it as the “key driver” in helping to unlock the future economic potential of the area.

But before the strategy moves forward, bosses at Tees Valley Unlimited, which is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Tees Valley, want to hear from stakeholders, residents and the public and private sectors.

All this is happening because TVU clinched a Growth Deal for the area of £104m.

The strategic plan will be used as a mandate to attract investment into the Tees Valley as well as encourage partners to deliver shared goals.

It also will set out the main priorities of the LEP and Combined Authority, which is due to come into existence in April.

Linda Edworthy, director of strategy and investment at Tees Valley Unlimited, said: “We are reviewing the SEP to ensure it reflects the changing and evolving needs of Tees Valley so that it accurately reflects our vision and priorities for the area.”

Different SEP review sessions will be held this month and next, focusing on different sectors including advanced manufacturing, services, developers, agents and construction, young people, voluntary and community, and digital and creative.

For a full list of the SEP review sessions and how to register, visit: https://www.teesvalleyunlimited.gov.uk/media-centre/business-events.aspx