Now in its ninth year, the Tees Valley Business Summit is the region’s biggest business event. Powered by UMi and run in association with Tees Valley Business, Tees Valley Combined Authority and the Tees Valley Mayor, the Business Summit has become the number one event in the region that brings the business community together. This year’s event saw more than 500 industry leaders, business owners and managers attend the show, with over 50 of the region’s firms exhibiting.

Firmly supported by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, a strong record of nearly a decade of successful shows has led to the Business Summit being established as on of the best places to gain valuable insight into how Tees Valley’s vital companies – from SMEs to market leaders – can grow and work together. 


Tees Valley Business

Tees Valley Business is a new £35million business support service, including a £20million Business Fund, building on the former Tees Valley Business Compass resource. The programme will help provide small and medium-sized businesses with a single point of contact to help them access advice and a range of support to help them grow.

Tees Valley Business is a local programme which provides companies in the region with a one-stop shop for a range of support to help businesses start up, grow and create jobs, including comprehensive advice on funding and finance options and assistance in establishing links with potential funding sources.


UMi connects 1000's of businesses with the right information, resources and expertise so they can get more of what they want - customers, talent, funding - and go further. UMi also manages focused and inspiring campaigns and events, including the Tees Valley Business Summit.

For over 12 years we have specialised in helping guide over 300,000 small and medium sized businesses. Our 125 strong team located across the UK get a buzz out of making a difference, not just through the businesses they help, but in the communities where they live and work. ​