Ben Houchen

Elected Mayor, Tees Valley Combined Authority

I am writing to you to give my continued support delivering your excellent projects in Redcar & East Cleveland. I have seen first-hand the quality of your projects over the last 18 months since I became the Elected Mayor of the Tees Valley Combined Authority. As you know I am very supportive of small and large businesses alongside community groups in our area and seeing the way your projects develop our future generation in public speaking, confidence building and the world of work is a real inspiration. The many Social Action projects your students have delivered in our area is truly outstanding along with the media coverage. Also, as well as delivering the numerous projects the amount of funding your students raised for excellent causes last summer 2018 of over £10,000 just shows the talent and motivation of the young people in our area due to being involved. Simon Clarke MP and I were particularly impressed with your attention to detail and the great experience and skills your company gives the students which was very noticeable at your celebration events. We were also impressed with the number of quality businesses, local councillors and community groups in attendance along with parents. I look forward to supporting your projects and hope you will continue for many years to come.