We are proud to now be sponsoring Maddie Mae Chambers, goalkeeper and winger at Billingham Town FC Girls, for the 22/23 season.
Maddie transferred to the under 16’s Billingham Town FC Girls team a little over two years ago and has since qualified as a football coach.
Speaking with Maddie, she said: “I’ve played football since I was three and throughout the years it has always been the highlight of my day. So, I would love to follow football through into my adult life with my dream being to one day become an England lioness and leave an impression on woman’s football, just like the current lionesses have.
“After completing my FA Playmaker coaching course, I realised how little we are doing to get more girls into this fantastic sport.
“I’m currently studying in my final year at Trinity Catholic College and next year I will be attending their sixth form where I have enrolled in their T6 programme (sixth form football academy) where I can further my football ability, and hopefully support the younger generations coming through Trinity Catholic College.”
Maddie continued: “As this is my first season as full-time team captain, I’m looking forward to leading the girls into the 22/23 season in a sport we all love and enjoy. I’m determined to show all the hard work we have put in during pre-season, as well as the work of our manager Bekah and coach Tony will pay off.
“We will go out there week in and week out, giving it everything we have got to the best of our abilities and hopefully make history as well as memories. Teamwork makes the dream work”
We would like to wish Maddie and the rest of the team good luck for the season ahead, we are excited to see where your journey takes you.
Mixed Media Art Group
Thursday 16th June
Between 5pm and 7pm
The opening offers a great opportunity to meet the artists and ask any questions you may have about the work on display over drinks and nibbles.
Exhibition runs until Friday 8th July 2022
The MMAG met at the Palace Arts Gallery in Redcar, where they formed their original group called Happy Mondays. They became firm friends and formed an art family, meeting once a month to share ideas and enjoy being creative together. However, when Palace Arts closed down, the group were left without a meeting place, until The Heritage Gallery offered a space that they could continue their creativity and renamed themselves, quite fittingly, Mixed Media Art Group.
This exhibition promises to be a diverse and intriguing display, consisting of a selection of each of the artist’s eclectic visual responses.
Art & Design Students
Thursday 12th May
Between 5pm and 7pm
Inspired by their local area and heritage, Art & Design students from Middlesbrough College will be displaying their work in what will be a truly diverse and intriguing exhibition. From graffiti to photography, mixed media and more, the display will be a celebration of the student’s creativity and achievements.
“Teesside’s Teenside” will be an assortment of various art mediums – a festivity of colour, technique and culture. The student’s are excited to showcase the results of their exploration through styles and methods during their time at Middlesbrough College.
Bridging the collaboration between the gallery and the college, is former student of the Level 2 Art & Design course – Jacob, who will be co-curating the exhibition alongside gallery curator Jodie Athey. Gaining experience through visits to the gallery during exhibition changeovers, has allowed Jacob an insight into the process of hanging exhibitions to feed back to the students and staff at Middlesbrough College.
You can expect to see a young vibrant visual response to our beautiful Teesside in this exciting collaborative exhibition.
The opening offers a great opportunity to meet some of the students & staff and ask any questions you may have about the work on display over drinks and nibbles.
Exhibition runs until Friday 10th June 2022
Private View: Thursday 20th January 2022
Between 5pm and 7pm
Exhibition runs from Monday 17th January until Friday 25th February
Stan Davison was born in Dumbarton, Scotland in 1949, but both his mother and father were born in Hartlepool, where Stan has now lived most of his life on the Headland, after leaving Scotland at the age of 17. Stan is a self-taught artist with no art school training, but has been painting since he was in primary school.
He finds inspiration in the town’s people and places, but also depicts his own personal experiences to create dreamscapes that combine the real and surreal.
“A lot of my work is done from photographs and drawings, but it is put together to form dreamscapes – it is both reality and the surreal.
Many of the paintings are a portrayal of my life and are influenced by chapters and incidents from it.”
Stan is inspired by the ‘Old Masters’ like Velazquez and Caravaggio and elements of their work are captured within his paintings.
Bespoke Financial Group are an award-winning financial protection company based in Middlesbrough and Newcastle. Offering tailored insurance packages, the team comprises of Bespoke, Bespoke Mortgages and Bespoke Health.
The firm is an active member of the UK number one broker network PRIMIS and collectively service over 1000 new families per month.
Established in 2014 by principal Lee Flanagan, on the belief that protection should be honest and attainable for all, the business has grown significantly over the last few years to include over 100 advisors and was even awarded PRIMIS Number One Protection Firm for 2021.
Michelle Carter, Bespoke Financial Group’s operations manager said: “Bespoke Financial Group is ever growing and has been looking for the perfect space to relocate in Teesside for some time. It was important to us to move to a building that had rich Teesside roots along with having up to date facilities to support our team.
“Cargo Fleet Offices has just that – a history deep from being local council offices and not to forget British Steel Headquarters – as soon as we walked in, we knew this was a place for Bespoke with its roots on nearly every wall and the attention to detail in the decor.
“The building itself is located perfectly for our team who are across Teesside, and beyond with great road links. The Python team themselves are extremely welcoming and accommodating to our needs and we can certainly see ourselves growing further here at Cargo Fleet Offices.”
Amongst our property portfolio we have St George’s House based in Bolton, benefiting from a great town centre location, excellent transport links and plenty amenities inside including an art gallery and on-site bistro.
But why should you choose Bolton to base your business? We have a few reasons for you:
Just a four-minute drive from St George’s House is River Croal, soon to be home of the exciting £150m Church Wharf development.
The development will create a contemporary neighbourhood in the centre of Bolton, including new homes, retail outlets and leisure facilities. This boost to the local economy will attract wider businesses, new customers and enhance potential opportunities to existing businesses in the town.
Bolton council has recently committed £100 million to the town’s regeneration, claiming to have already attracted over £1 billion of pipeline investment in residential, commercial, retail and leisure spaces.
You can be part of an area attracting investment and growing prosperity, futureproofing your business for success.
Bolton Transport Interchange
Bolton has many great transport links for individuals commuting to work including the A666 link to the M60 motorway. More recently the development of the £50 million Bolton Transport Interchange has improved the connections between the town’s bus and rail services making it even easier to commute to work.
Bolton is situated just shy of Manchester and Salford, with Manchester a 30-minute drive away and Salford only 20 minutes. With rents a fraction of the cost in Bolton compared to that of Manchester and Salford, our area provides you with cost savings which is ideal if you are a start-up business or looking to relocate somewhere cheaper.
At the heart of Bolton town is St George’s House, so if you want your company to be based in a thriving area on the up, with plenty business opportunities on the horizon, Bolton is the place for you. Contact us about availability via firstname.lastname@example.org
With three office buildings in our portfolio based in Middlesbrough, it’s clear to see we’re big supporters of our home region in the wonderful area of Tees Valley.
Our office space in Cargo Fleet, Boho Zero and The Co-operative Buildings is equipped with art galleries, bistros and state of the art refurbishments with suites that can be designed bespoke to your needs. But, if you need a little more convincing of why you should base your business in the Boro, we’ve got a few good reasons to tell you.
Not only is Tees Valley now becoming the home of Treasury North, but Teesside is also getting its very own Freeport – which is huge news for the region. Spanning a huge 4,500 acres, the Freeport is set to be the largest in the UK and is situated very near to our Boho Zero and Cargo Fleet Offices.
Freeports can enhance trade and investment across the UK, boost growth and the number of high-skilled jobs and increase innovation in port regions. Research found that the Freeport within the Tees Valley, could create up to 32,000 jobs and add £2billion to the regional economy.
It’s highly likely that many well-known businesses will soon flock to the region, this in turn will create new opportunities for local businesses to connect with big brands, including enhanced tender and bid openings.
Leading the way in sustainable business
The Net Zero Teesside project aims to become the UK’s first zero-carbon industrial cluster, hoping to decarbonise a collection of carbon-intensive businesses by as early as 2030.
Many organisations are switching to a more sustainable way of working, if you’d like your business to be one of them, basing your company in a future green economy is the way to go and Middlesbrough is right at the heart of it.
Hubs for digital and creative
Well known for its ability to enable startups to thrive, the BOHO Zone of Middlesbrough has fast become a digital hub for creative businesses, now joined by our very own Boho Zero – the latest renovation in our commitment to regeneration.
Already home to businesses such as Viral Effect, Boho Zero is perfect for those who want to be at the centre of this exciting area that has already been quoted as ‘Middlesbrough’s Silicone Valley’.
Great transport links
With a train that now runs from Middlesbrough to London Kings Cross, Teesside Airport close by and major routes including the A19 and A66 surrounding all three of our offices in Middlesbrough, you’ll never have trouble getting where you need to go.
The vast transport options available, ensure organisations in the region can do business across the nation without the need to worry about transport.
If you would like to find out more about the availability we have in Cargo Fleet Offices, Boho Zero and The Co-operative Buildings, don’t hesitate to contact us via email@example.com
Established four years ago, Hypno Jo is a clinical hypnotherapist based in Cargo Fleet Offices in Middlesbrough. Using a range of hypnosis methods to treat conditions or change habits, Jo supports her clients to make real change in their lives.
Why was Cargo Fleet Offices an attractive place to base the business?
Cargo Fleet is a beautiful building; it is well presented and has secure parking and 24/hr access which I required for my business for late night sessions.
What have you been most impressed with?
“The team at Cargo Fleet are super helpful and accommodating. Plus, the buildings décor and history is a focal point with my clients, as it allows me to break the ice.
“The café and gallery located within the building are an added bonus.”
Would you recommend Cargo fleet to businesses?
“I would absolutely recommend Cargo Fleet to any business, the location is ideal being in the middle of two boroughs, and it’s just off the A66. It’s easy to give directions to clients.”
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We are looking forward to opening the doors of the gallery soon after what has been a very long time in lockdown with the first exhibition of 2021:
“Instrumental Art” by Photographic Artist David Griffiths.
David Griffiths is a photographic artist based in Teesside. His Digital artworks are a blend of true representation and stylistic interpretation.
David explores the complex aspects of perspectives and dimension within his work, experimenting with vibrant and dynamic colours, subtle use of light, shadow and reflections and a variety of mediums, to create intriguing mixed media pieces.
His multi-dimensional pieces are inspired by geometric forms and dynamic shapes found within nature and architecture and he explores pattern, colour and texture to create pieces that merge between reality and abstraction.
The onsite bistro – Iron Co Coffee House are preparing to reopen for takeaways in a couple of weeks time. The exhibition will not officially be open as a physical show for gatherings, but artwork can be viewed whilst grabbing yourself a cuppa or bite to eat. Please stick to government guidelines of social distancing and face masks.
Please visit The Heritage Gallery Facebook page HERE for updates.
Award-winning commercial property firm Python Properties has announced it is celebrating a record year for its prestigious Tees Valley portfolio, following a major investment and enhancement project.
The Middlesbrough-based company has achieved lettings of 60,000 sq ft of office space in the last year and now averages an 85% occupancy rate within its landmark buildings, with some properties at full capacity, thanks to a £500,000 investment.
The enhancement campaign to revitalise four of its landmark buildings in Middlesbrough has focused on refurbishing existing communal areas, and installing new facilities, services and business zones. In addition to installing break-out spaces, conference and meeting rooms into the properties, which already include art galleries, bistros and manned receptions.
The buildings included in the project were Cargo Fleet Offices, The Co-operative Building and Victoria House; with work shortly to start at Royal Middlehaven House.
Python Properties partner, Peter Broome, said: “We are delighted to have welcomed so many new tenants to our properties within the last year. Our commercial property portfolio is now 85% occupied and business communities within the buildings are thriving. We believe it is of paramount importance to invest in the future of the buildings and ensure our tenants have state-of-the-art environments and facilities to help them achieve their own business objectives.”
“As a Middlesbrough-based firm we have noticed a significant rise in the request for office space in the Tees Valley. Business owners are strategically moving their companies to the region to benefit from the area’s economic and visual rebirth, thanks to private and public investment.”
Renowned for its restoration and regeneration ethos, Python Properties has invested more than £25 million pounds in commercial and residential estate in the North throughout its 20-year history.
In addition to enhancing commercial premises, Python Properties has also installed new virtual office facilities for businesses wishing to benefit from designated mailing and telephone services linked to a well-respected business premises.