Laura Woods, director of academic enterprise at Teesside University.
Chloe Shakesby

Teesside University offers support package for North East businesses

A North East university has announced a support package for businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Teesside University has reported that it has worked with the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority to put together a practical support package.

Services range from helping businesses transition to an online offering to working with them to access government advice and financial support.

In addition, Teesside Launchpad, the university’s graduate enterprise hub, will be rolling out its Microbiz Academy across the region, providing online support and advice to anyone wanting to set up an internet-based small business.

Laura Woods, director of academic enterprise at Teesside University, commented: “We’re all acutely aware of the massive challenges this crisis has created for businesses, both large and small.

“It’s vital that we work together as a region to help our businesses withstand the economic impact of COVID-19 and to be ready for strong recovery.

“We want to play our part in helping companies in the Tees Valley and further afield get through this crisis and emerge as strong as possible, positioned for competitive performance.

“We’ve developed this package of support from our existing business programmes and expertise, adapted to address what businesses will need in the current economic climate.

“We’re making our support flexible and bespoke so that it can meet individual needs, so we would urge any business to get in touch.”

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