Big Conversations

To build a vibrant, prosperous and hopeful future for the Tees Valley, it’s important to explore the issues, hopes, opportunities and challenges facing us both now and into the future. Each week I invite experts to sit down and have a conversation with me about their ideas, thoughts and observations on how we build a better Tees Valley for everyone.
Child Poverty Conversation with Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds
Tackling Racism in the Tees Valley
Covid Response – Intro
Retail Q&A with leading experts

Food and Drink Q&A with Shadow Environmental Secretary and local businesses

Mental health and the Covid-19 crisis with national charity leaders
Climate Justice & A Green Recovery – How can we build back better after Covid-19 and what would a ‘Green Recovery’ look like? (With Jamie Driscoll and panel of local and national experts)
Covid, Culture and the Night-time Economy – What does Covid-19 mean for the future of Tourism, Culture and the Night-time Economy and how do we build back better?