In March 2007 Redcar and Cleveland Council was successful in winning a £10.8 Million LEGI funding to boost the local economy. The Enterprise Team was formed to administer the LEGI fund on behalf of the Council.
The Enterprise Team had a four year commitment to change the culture in the area to a more overtly entrepreneurial culture by focusing on: Starting up new businesses, Growing existing businesses, supporting Social Enterprise and delivering Enterprise Education.
In 2010 The Enterprise Team was successful in securing European Regional Development Funding to further the work. The Team’s focus is now on helping people into self-Employment.