Business chief speaks on regeneration

A REGENERATION chief was today due to address top Hartlepool entrepreneurs on the latest developments within the Tees Valley industrial scene.

Stephen Catchpole, the managing director of Tees Valley Unlimited, will address the July meeting of the Mussel Club at Wynyard Hall Hotel, on the outskirts of town, from 6pm tonight.

Mr Catchpole is spearheading the Tees Valley Unlimited bid, in conjunction with all of the area’s borough councils, to create an ambitious Enterprise Zone which would bring 43,000 jobs to the area with 15,000 for Hartlepool and its surroundings.

A decision on whether the Zone plans have been approved is expected to be announced by the Government within days.

For more details about the meeting, call (0191) 5163100 or visit the group’s website at