2023 Programmes: DigitalCity & Creative Fuse Tees Valley

Are you a Tees Valley business looking to grow and transform?

2023 is going to be a very exciting year with a variety of programmes offered by DigitalCity and Creative Fuse Tees Valley. These initiatives are aimed at a range of different Tees Valley SMEs from different sectors – from digital/tech, creative and cultural and those with a physical presence and online offer. Please read on below to find out about which programme could benefit your business.

Register your interest and get in touch with us to start the conversation about which one of our programmes is suitable for your Tees Valley business – email us on info@thedigitalcity.com


SCALE Programme – starting February 2023

SCALE has been designed specifically for mature digital/tech businesses who are undergoing or planning a growth. This could include developing a new product or service, exporting internationally or taking on debt or investment. It is intensive, fun, action-focused and challenging with an underpinning aim of helping you to grow your business and increasing your profitability. We ensure that you get plenty of time to explore the challenges and opportunities you face and build your local network learning from each other.

Accelerator Programme – starting February 2023

This programme offers a series of workshops delivered by industry experts, bespoke coaching and mentoring and a business development grant of up to £5,000. Accelerator is aimed at Tees Valley-based digital/tech companies who have been trading up to 12 months. Please visit the link below for further information and application details.

Bricks and Clicks – starting Spring 2023

Bricks and Click Programme is aimed at Tees Valley businesses who combine a physical presence with an online e-commerce offering to reach national and international audiences (B2B or B2C). The programme is suitable for businesses who are already trading online, so we can help companies to optimise, analyse and grow their e-commerce and physical retail simultaneously through workshops, mentoring, a development grant and more. Our consultants will conduct a digital audit/health check of each business to highlight any challenges or needs that the company has in order to increase its digital presence and online e-commerce offering.


Creative Fuse Tees Valley in Partnership with Leading Growth  – starts January 2023

A new three-month leadership development programme designed for Tees Valley business leaders in the creative sector. This practical programme with content designed to assist with some of the opportunities and challenges the sector faces. It offers an innovative approach to learning combining a range of workshops with expert facilitators and action learning sets. You will also receive three hours of one-to-one business coaching.  

Advance Programme  – starts February 2023

A 9-week programme designed to support and develop early-stage creative start-ups up to 18 months in the creative and cultural sector across the Tees Valley. It will include a range of practitioners and organisations working across the creative, cultural and heritage sectors. Eligible companies will receive access to a highly interactive full workshop programme, up to £5k grant funding, access to mentoring and will provide opportunities for businesses to share experiences and support each other beyond the lifetime of the programme. 

Boldly Grow – starts February 2023

This is a business growth programme for women in the Tees Valley who want to grow their creative enterprise. This is a Creative Fuse initiative, delivered in partnership with Create North. The programme will take place over a 12-week period. There will be additional webinars, coaching and mentoring/ specialist experience that participants will be able to access. Fundamentally, the programme will provide time, perspective, knowledge, support, and encouragement to help participants grow their businesses.