Founders4Schools meet Teesside University and local business leaders
19 Dec 2016

Tech entrepreneur Sherry Coutu CBE meets business leaders and academics at Teesside University to discuss accelerating business growth and job creation in the region

6th December, Newcastle, England. Tech entrepreneur and investor Sherry Coutu CBE met with a number of influential business leaders and academics to discuss the challenges of scaling businesses on the region and in turn increasing youth employability.

Attending the event were representatives from Enterprise & Business Engagement, CBI, Entrepreneurs' Forum, Teesside University and the Bank of England.

At the heart of discussions was the role Teesside University and the Tees Valley community can play regarding economic growth in the region. The conversation built upon the findings of the ScaleUP Institute’s 2016 review, released this week, which revealed that the Tees Valley community have increased their ‘scale up stock’ at more than twice the national rate.

Notable from the event was the clear commitment from everyone present to address both the scale up and skills gaps. Professor Jane Turner and Teesside University were recognised in particular for trailblazing this effort.

About Scale Up Institute

Scale Up Institute aims to advance the understanding of how to scale up a business, and how to build the most effective environment in which scale-ups can flourish. They spread best practice, providing opportunities for scale-up companies across industry sectors and regions to meet and share ideas. They undertake research, thought leadership and targeted projects with partners.

About Founders4Schools

Founders4Schools uses technology to make it easy and time efficient for teachers to connect students with local business leaders to raise their students’ aspirations. To date, Founders4Schools has helped teachers all over the UK arrange over 124,000 student-employer encounters.


To learn more about this event, please contact:

Joe McRoberts, Head of Marketing

+44(0)7947 194 542