Tees Businesswoman of the Year Jane Armitage is the focus of the cover feature in the spring issue of the biggest ever Tees Business, which is now available to read online – featuring a supplement looking back on the Tees Businesswomen Awards and brimming full of good news about the Teesside Freeport and Treasury North.
This record-breaking issue of Tees Business features a 16-page supplement on the third annual Tees Businesswomen Awards, organised by Tees Business in association with Northern Skills Group, the apprenticeship and training arm of Middlesbrough College.
As always, a Who’s Who of the Tees region’s leading businesses have booked space in a publication that achieved 13,000 online views for its winter issue, on top of a 3,000-strong printed circulation to the region’s business movers and shakers.
Tees Business executive editor Dave Allan said: “As a barometer of business confidence in the region as we emerge from lockdown, it’s a hugely positive sign that we’ve been able to smash our previous sales record, despite all the ongoing challenges.
“All the Budget good news for our region means there’s never been a better time to be living up to our motto of ‘Talking Up Teesside’.
“My business partner Martin Walker and I are also committed to Tees Business being a force for good in our region too, so we’re delighted that this issue features our partnerships with the Power of Women campaign, as well as Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.”
Within the pages of Tees Business, PD Ports, AV Dawson, accountancy Azets and law firm Womble Bond Dickinson each reflect positively on what the freeport will mean to Teesside.
Writing the foreword to the publication, Thirteen Housing Group CEO Ian Wardle captures the mood of optimism in saying: “With coordinated investment and us all continuing to play our part, we can help unleash our true potential to increase our economic output across Teesside at a time when great things are happening.”
And award-winning writer Harry Pearson says we’re all going to need time to get used to feeling so positive about the future.
Reflecting on news about the freeport and Treasury North, he writes: “All of this caused in me a strange and unrecognisable emotion which, having looked it up on the internet, I can now confirm is something called ‘optimism’.”
Alternatively, look out for printed copies of Tees Business across the local business region from March 29.