The Deputy Prime Minister visited two Stockton-based companies to announce winners of the third round of the £2.4 billion Regional Growth Fund.
Nifco and Tinsley were both successful in previous rounds of the Regional Growth Fund. The Deputy Prime Minister met with staff and apprentices to see how the businesses are using the investments.
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