Skip to main content
Sign up to receive our newsletters!

A sound investment epitomising a Middlesbrough success story

Middlesbrough has been named as one of the best small cities in Europe by the Financial Times for its investment strategy.
The Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park shows how we can thrive.

The Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park is one of Middlesbrough’s biggest success stories.

The 11.5 hectare site was one of the key reasons why our town has been recognised by the Financial Times as one of the best small cities in Europe for investment.

Fourteen of the 15 state-of-the-art lots have already been snapped up, with chemical, engineering and security firms among those on board.

And Middlesbrough now has its first vinyl record manufacturing plant, Press On.

It took necessity to open the plant, after Middlesbrough mates Danny Lowe, David Todd and David Hynes – heavily involved in the local music scene – struggled to get a compilation of local bands pressed to record.

It already employs 18 staff members and wants to keep growing – but by staying true to its ethos of fairness, and supporting grass roots music.

They’re proud of their home town, and proud to be a part of TeesAMP.

Director Danny said: “It’s a very vibrant park. TeesAMP houses a multitude of different types of businesses.

“And it feels quite humbling that we’re in amongst all of them.

“It’s humbling but we don’t feel out of place, and the support we get from the local businesses around (here) has been immense.”

Fellow director David Todd said: “I think it’s a really good thing that it’s here in Middlesbrough, creating jobs here. Interesting jobs, skilled jobs.

“It’s also for the music industry in this region, as well. It’s shining a bit of a spotlight on what is going on in this part of the world.”