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Tees Valley Supply Chain

Connecting Tees Valley businesses to local, national, and global supply chain opportunities.

Get fully funded support to help your business diversify and access wider supply chain opportunities. You can also access workshops, networking and events, alongside industry visits and sector-based Innovation Challenges.

World-leading companies are choosing to do business in Tees Valley, with the Teesside Freeport bringing more supply chain opportunities than ever before. We want to make sure local firms are ready and equipped with all they need to take advantage of these – and others being created in the region.

Tees Valley Supply Chain can help link your business with the diverse range of exciting activity within regional, national, and global supply chains, including product and service opportunities.

If you want to develop your Supply Chain knowledge and readiness, support is available to help you identify opportunities, prepare you to take advantage of these, and overcome challenges.

Support is fully funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. 

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One-to-One Support

Get personalised support from our experienced team of advisors and specialist external consultancy providers to address your specific supply chain challenges and opportunities, helping your business thrive in a competitive marketplace.

Support will be tailored to target your key barriers to productivity and growth. This could include supporting you to overcome manufacturing bottlenecks, capacity constraints, quality issues, process flow, service deficiencies or other productivity challenges.

Access to Wider Supply Chain Opportunities

By signing up to Tees Valley Supply Chain, you will gain access to engagement events with regional stakeholders, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and Tier 1 businesses. Our team will help connect you to new and existing supply chain opportunities, enabling you to diversify your product and service offering and grow your business.

We can also help foster collaboration with local support networks, sector and trade organisations, as well as wider UK infrastructure projects.

This connected approach will provide you with sector intelligence and services and resources to help you accelerate supply chain growth.

Networking & Events

Keep an eye out for a wide range of cross-sector events taking place to help connect you to wider supply chain opportunities.

There will be a chance to join industry visits, “Meet the Buyer and Developer” sessions, and supply chain villages, as well as RTC North’s annual Tees Valley Showcase conference.

Workshops

Join workshops online and in-person to support your supply chain journey. Topics covered include:

  • Strategy development
  • Productivity
  • Operational excellence
  • Financial planning
  • Marketing
  • Improvement tools & techniques
  • Enhancing business diversification
  • Resilience

Online Exchange Portal

Once you’ve signed up, you will be invited to join an online Exchange Portal. This community platform has been designed to enable inter-trading opportunities between local businesses.

You will have free access to promote your business and its products and/or services via the members directory. You can also search the directory to find local businesses to fulfil your service needs.

Tender opportunities will also be made available via the portal, allowing you to quickly browse those relevant to your business. The portal also includes tips and guidance on how to complete tenders and pre-qualification documentation.

Visit our Supply Exchange Portal

Innovation Challenges

Take part in sector-based Innovation Challenges to address industry challenges around the development of new products, technologies, and processes. This is a great chance to identify knowledgeable providers and help develop innovative solutions that meet future supply chain needs.

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If your business is based in Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland or Stockton-On-Tees), support is fully funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. 

Support is conditional based on eligibility and suitability checks, and for one-to-one productivity support the completion of a diagnostic.

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Tees Valley Supply Chain is delivered by RTC North on behalf of Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority. 

RTC North Ltd is a consultancy organisation with a presence across the North of England, specialising in supporting businesses to innovate, compete and grow. They also have experience in delivering programmes, including Supply Chain North East and Innovate UK Edge.

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