A CHARITY dedicated to offering young people valuable career experiences has bolstered its future by welcoming six industry-leading businesses as corporate partners.

High Tide Foundation, founded in 2012 by businesses across Tees Valley, has grown significantly over the last six years and has created a level of membership which offers considerable benefits both to the Foundation and these businesses.

Six growing businesses: Active Chartered Financial Planners, Casper Shipping, Intelect, Jacksons Law Firm, PD Ports and Visualsoft, have become corporate partners of the charity, providing investment to support the future of High Tide as well as strategic insight which will allow High Tide to continue developing its life changing programmes.

Chairman, Mark Easby, said: “We have launched this initiative to make the Foundation’s work more sustainable and to support our growth strategy. These flagship businesses share our values and commitment to young people – they are shining examples."