News | Round-up May 7

Survey launched for Teesside businesses during coronavirus 

A survey has been launched to help understanding of how the coronavirus pandemic has affected businesses across our region and what measurements will be beneficial to help businesses in both the short and long term. 

The Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, Teesside University and other organisation in the region are asking businesses to offer their advice to help inform the policy and support available coming out of the pandemic. 

The information will also help the Mayor to influence Government policy so it can help Tees Valley businesses. 

Mayor Houchen said: “Every business will be different, each one with its own story to tell and unique concerns, so I’d ask as many business bosses as possible, from across Teesside, Hartlepool and Darlington to fill out our short online questionnaire so we can get our brilliant businesses back on their feet and so our voice can be heard in Government.” 

The survey runs until May 22, you can find out more here. 

We’re always looking for positive news and how your business is going forward during the coronavirus outbreak. Get in touch at, we’d love to hear from you. 


Generator introduces new CEO 

Last week Generator North East, the power behind Digital Union, announced its new CEO, Hannah Matterson. 

The creative and digital development agency and networks invited its members to meet Hannah in an online Zoom video, which you can watch here. 

Hannah has experience in community music projects and helped put together Sunderland’s bid to be the next city of culture. “My vision for Generator is to be an inclusive and engaging agency for the North East,” she says. “I want to provide a good service and good quality help and advice for people. We will really listen to the people we serve, broaden our reach and make sure people know we’re here to help however we can.” 

Best of luck in your new role Hannah, we can’t wait to see what the future holds. 


The Global Digital Excellence Awards 

As awards ceremonies have been cancelled across the world, the Global Digital Excellence Awards has recently announced its 60-strong category virtual awards. Created to celebrate exceptional digital businesses despite the current challenging times. 

Throughout the Covid-19 outbreak the digital community in Teesside has pulled together to help clients and neighbouring agencies in new and innovative ways. The incredible talents and success in the area right now will be at the forefront when the turnaround comes. 

Shameless plug now, Publicity Seekers is offering its submissions-writing services for the awards to digital Teesside companies and 20% of the fees will be donated to the Trussell Trust. This charity has been essential in running the food banks that feed communities across Teesside and throughout the UK. 

You can find out more about the awards and check out the categories here. 


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