CCBS expands operations in Tees Valley and Durham with new appointment

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Chambers to lead expansion of our services in Tees Valley and Durham.

With over 15 years’ experience in senior positions predominantly in the energy, transport and engineering sectors, Rachel joins the CCBS team in its tenth year supporting North East businesses with innovative financial solutions.

Peter Cromarty, Managing Director at CCBS Group, said of the appointment:

“We have always worked with businesses and intermediaries in Tees Valley but we want to make a bigger commitment to the region – working with Rachel to put down firm roots, open an office and expand the level of support we can provide to businesses in the area. Rachel’s passion and drive to create opportunities for SMEs and help them to grow sustainably and strategically aligns perfectly with what we’re all about here at CCBS, and her experience in advanced manufacturing, green energy and renewables will allow us to help even more North East SMEs over the coming years.”

Rachel was the driving force behind the setup of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (CESAM) in the North East and led work on the Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres (DER-IC), working with industry to grow UK Power Electronics, Machines and Drives manufacturing capability, capacity and competitiveness.

She said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the CCBS team to help drive their operations in the south of the region. There are so many exciting things happening in the Tees Valley and Durham area and we know that we can help businesses to maximise these opportunities and catalyse their future plans by opening doors to funding, advice and contacts. The CCBS team are so friendly and incredibly knowledgeable and well-connected – I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.”