29th January 2024

Teesworks Review Statement By Tees Valley Combined Authority Group CEO

“We welcome the report into the allegations surrounding STDC, TVCA and Teesworks and the panel’s recommendations, which provide a basis to continue to strengthen our transparency and governance procedures.

“I would like to thank the review panel for their work, carrying out their duties and confirming there has been no corruption or illegality. The panel has shared valuable feedback from which we can learn lessons.

“I’d like to highlight the dedication, professionalism and resilience of my staff across the Group throughout this process.

“The severity of some of the allegations has caused considerable upset and had an impact on the mental health of numerous officials who are honest, diligent, and who have the best interests of Teesside in their hearts.

“The conclusion of this review means we can now move forward in delivering vital investment and jobs for the people of Tees Valley.”

Julie Gilhespie

Tees Valley Combined Authority Group CEO

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