Pitch Perfect - Access to Finance. 

Delivered by Tees Valley Business Hub

Looking to access finance to grow your business?

Helping Tees Valley based businesses understand and prepare for raising investment


A programme uniquely delivered for Tees Valley based businesses

The Tees Valley Pitch Perfect Investment Readiness Programme is delivered by a team of experienced investment professionals, helping businesses and the people behind them grow faster and further than they imagined possible.

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The Pitch Perfect Investment Readiness programme delivered by The Tees Valley Business Hub will help you prepare to access finance through a series of workshops, along with one on one coaching.

To round the programme off you will be invited to pitch to a panel of investors where they will give you valuable advice before having an opportunity to pitch at the Pitching for Investment event where you will pitch your business to an audience of investors including angel investors, venture capital and corporate investors. 

Join the Pitch Perfect - Access to Finance Programme to get:

  • Hands on informative and engaging support from experienced investment professionals.

  • Improved access to finance.

  • To know what makes a successful investment pitch deck 


  • An understanding of the overall finance and investment landscape.

  • Opportunity to develop your own personal skills, to enable you to build and deliver a compelling pitch.

  • Investor introductions


This Investment readiness programme, is key for any business who is based in the Tees Valley and looking to raise finance in the next 12 to 18 months. 

You will receive expert advice and support from a team of investment professionals, along with specialist support and investment advice and introductions at the end of the programme’’

- Jordan Dargue,


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Clear Validation of your Business Model and Opportunity

Work with a team of experts who will work to validate and prepare your overall business model of investment.

Gain knowledge of what investors look for when reviewing your business.

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Preparing for Investment

Gain expertise from professionals on the investment process and top tips for a successful pitch.

Strengthen your confidence in presenting with tailored coaching.

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Perfecting your Pitch

Master the knowledge of a well-structured deck.

Feedback to fine-tune your deck and support you in securing investment.

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Introduction to Investment Groups and Professionals

Access to a large network of investors and professionals to gain valuable advice.

Opens opportunities to gain investment.

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Who is this programme for ?

To be eligible for the Pitch Perfect - Access to Finance programme, your business must be within the Tees Valley area and under one of the following local authorities:

  • Middlesbrough

  • Stockton on Tees

  • Hartlepool

  • Redcar and Cleveland

  • Darlington

Companies should be located within the following sectors:

  • Innovative Manufacturing

  • Digital and Creative 

  • Health and Life Sciences

  • Financial and Professional

  • Food and Drink

  • Low Carbon and Environmental

  • Other

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The Pitch Perfect - Access to Finance programme is best suited to companies who have high growth potential and will be looking to raise investment in the next 12 to 18 months.

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The Programme is fully-funded by the European Regional Department Fund (ERDF) and therefore FREE for eligible Tees Valley based SMEs

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Lunch Time Interactive Session 

This engaging and exciting interactive session will showcase how you can overcome barriers to growth using the tools and techniques used by world leading companies.

Be quick to register as there are only a limited amount of spaces.


Anyone who wishes to register their interest for the full Pitch Perfect Investment Readiness Programme are recommended to take part in this lunchtime session as part of the onboarding process.


12:00 - 13:30

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We're Back!

Pitch Perfect Investment programme is starting again in early 2022, with the first launch event taking place on 6th December 2021.

Get registered now!

Register Your Interest Form


Please complete the form to register your interest for the Pitch Perfect programme.

We will provide you with the dates and times for the programme.

Thank you for your enquiry. Our team will contact you soon.