The Middleton Hub is an initiative emanating from the North East Rural Growth Network Funded Programme.

 The accountable body for the RGN Programme is Northumberland County Council.





The Hub provides a framework of support to bring about economic prosperity and to stimulate local business opportunities in the locality; At present the Middleton Hub has 3 strands:      

1-    The building of 4 new business start-up/office/workshop units at Middleton-in-Teesdale Farmers Auction

2-    Conversion of disused / underused space for supported workspace

3-    Deployment of a new fixed term post of Middleton Hub Development Worker - employed and hosted by UTASS.
All of the above elements/strands can operate independently but all together offer additional benefits


The Middleton Hub also receives support from the Rural Enterprise Development Officers Marzia Aloisio and John Atkinson - with Marzia working from the UTASS office on Tuesdays.
Projects and work associated with the Middleton Hub are steered and managed by a sub group consisting of:
Catherine Pearson (Durham County Council)
John Parnell (Business Durham)
Steve Robson (South Durham Enterprise Agency)
Alan Scott (Middleton-in-Teesdale Farmers Auction Mart & UTASS)
Carl Stephenson (Middleton-in-Teesdale Farmers Auction Mart & DDECIC)
Diane Spark (UTASS & DDECIC)
Hayley Bell (Middleton Hub Development Worker employed by UTASS)

 If you have any enquires or question please contact

Hayley Bell, Hub Development worker at UTASS

Click here to Contact Hayley Bell