The recently launched Back to Business fund has been extended to help businesses across even more sectors. Funding can be used to help to businesses to access direct professional support, advice and guidance in areas such as HR, accountancy, legal, financial, health and safety, IT and digital. Additionally, it can be used to purchase new equipment and technologies to deliver or diversify business activity.

This second phase of the Back to Business Fund has secured an extra £929,000 in Government funding, on top of the £250,000 secured through its first phase.

Grants are available from £1,000 up to £5,000, and available to tees valley businesses.

For more information, visit the Tees Valley Business website at or contact Tees Valley Business on (01642) 939386 or email