Tees Valley Combined Authority is to play a key role in next year's BUSINESSiQ Awards.

The first BUSINESSiQ Awards this year proved what a huge appetite there is for an event celebrating the teamwork and support this region is so renowned for, with many of the region’s leading businesses in the spotlight as sponsors and winners.

For 2024 the awards are back at Ramside Hall Hotel on Thursday 25th April, and the combined authority - alongside its Tees Valley Business Board - are sponsoring the Net Zero category.

  • You could join us for the big night and nominate your top businesses HERE.

A TVCA spokesperson said the Board was passionate about supporting the Tees Valley business community and highlighting the work being done by innovative and creative businesses both large and small.

The Board feeds into the work of the Tees Valley Mayor, Combined Authority and Local Authorities, to advise on, establish and help lead projects, schemes and programmes that deliver real change to our local economy.

The spokesperson said: "Awards such as BUSINESSiQ champion the best of the Tees Valley business sector and highlight their major contributions to our local economy and wider society.

"Tees Valley Business Board is a private sector-led organisation, comprising business leaders who are representative of key sectors of the Tees Valley economy and who have the networks, experience and influence to drive economic growth.

"We work in partnership with the political and senior leaders and we are tasked with ensuring that the needs of business are at the heart of policy making, strategy development and action planning. Our Board has dedicated industry specialists focused on leading the charge on green growth and Net Zero and so we are proud to be supporting a category which celebrates excellence in this field.

"Tees Valley is leading the way on the delivering the UK’s Net Zero ambitions, including the challenging target to become the world’s first Net Zero industrial cluster by 2040.

"There are a number of nationally significant and game-changing projects now progressing across the Tees Valley, including bringing together industry leaders to power Britain’s carbon capture capital, including major global investors such as bp who sit on our board.

"This is alongside large-scale projects and developments in sectors such as Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Solar Power and Offshore Wind.

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"Tees Valley is home to a vibrant and passionate business community and is now seeing major progress in securing the jobs and investment that will provide the green, clean and innovative industries of the future.

"We work closely with partners from across industry and are acutely aware of the challenges the face, including in areas such as skills and development. However, it is clear that there are great opportunities on offer to Tees Valley and we look forward to being part of the work to deliver on its success.

"Tees Valley Business Board is here to get things done, so we want 2024 to be focused on specific and achievable actions to address some of the challenges we face.

"In relation to our Net Zero ambitions, our focus in the coming 12 months will be on improving supply chain visibility and resilience and securing the skills pipeline, to ensure it is Tees Valley Businesses that capture the value these game changing projects present."