Redcar and Cleveland Review of 2023

There was lots going on in Redcar and Cleveland in 2023! Big investment projects, lots of job announcements, big events and festivals, business expansions, place improvement projects, schemes for young people’s futures and much more! Read our month by month review of the year, below.



  • BP and Redcar & Cleveland College announce clean energy scholarship programme
  • Northern Renewable Centre opens in Redcar
  • Taste of Redcar and Cleveland promotion starts
  • Guisborough lands £15M ‘Levelling Up’ funding
  • Saltburn features on ‘Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes’, on BBC2



  • 40 attend Land of Iron ambassadors event, following museum opening
  • Circular Fuels reveal images of planned £150m Teesworks renewable fuel plant
  • House of Foliage expand their Redcar premises
  • Plans approved to transform Temperance Square in Loftus



  • Redcar and Cleveland celebrates ‘Inspiring Women’
  • Kirkleatham Hall School celebrate £2.7 million extension completion
  • Ambassadors Coffee and Connect events launch
  • Local people ‘dig deep’ to plant trees at new Pippin Orchard at Kirkleatham
  • Redcar beach-wheelchair scheme launched



  • ‘Business in Redcar and Cleveland’ video launches
  • Triple Redcar and Cleveland winners at Tees Business Awards
  • Sembcorp donate £37,000 to Zoe’s Place to install solar panels
  • ‘Art of Brewing’ exhibition at Eston Arts Centre



  • £3.2m Clean Energy Education Hub opens at Redcar & Cleveland College
  • £389k machinery investment at ICL Boulby
  • Plans approved for new £150M Circular Fuels plant at Teesworks
  • Work starts on Redcar’s coastal activity hub at Coatham
  • Rediscover Redcar opens its doors at West Terrace, Redcar
  • King’s Coronation celebrations across Redcar and Cleveland



  • British Cycling National Road Championships comes to Redcar and Cleveland
  • Laurence Jackson School win ‘Big Big Project’ on Net Zero
  • Two Coatham attractions open – ‘Frosty Penguin’s Putting Adventure’ and play area
  • ‘Lemon tops and lobster pots’ exhibition opens at Kirkleatham Museum
  • Ladies Day at Redcar Racecourse



  • New place video launches with ‘premiere’ at The Regent
  • Duke of Gloucester opens Tees Components’ £1.5m extension
  • PD Ports announce £23m investment in new sustainable vessel
  • Green light for 1,250 job Green Lithium refinery plant at Teesport
  • Summer events success – Saltburn Food Festival, Redcar Fun Gala & Music Festival and Summer Sound event at Gisborough Priory



  • First ‘Between the Tides’ festival, brings crowds to Redcar
  • New Loftus Library opens, following £2.2m grant
  • The Ship Inn, Saltburn, reopens after six-figure transformation
  • Hit ITV series ‘Vera’ films in Redcar
  • Bees thrive in the heart of Wilton Centre



  • Work begins at Teesworks for £1.5bn bp NZT Power Project
  • Tees Components celebrate their 60th birthday
  • Saltburn Skatepark opens to the public
  • £100m deal between British Steel and SeAH Wind
  • Saltburn Cliff Tramway wins two prestigious awards



  • Plans revealed for Steelworks memorial garden at South Bank
  • Mysterious boat wreckage washes up on Marske beach
  • Multi-award-winning Halloween scare event, Scream Factory returns
  • Bar Noir & The Believe Boutique, Redcar features on C5’s ‘The Hotel Inspector’



  • Ambassador Showcase success at Kirkleatham Walled Garden
  • SeAH Wind secure £367m funding for monopile factory
  • Plans announced by British Steel to bring steelmaking back to Redcar and Cleveland
  • Dale Smith announced as new Chair of Redcar | Cleveland place board
  • ‘World-first’ Mura Technology’s ReNew ELP recycling plant opens



  • Land terms agreed for £70m Coatham arena plans
  • ‘A Georgian Christmas’ event at Kirkleatham
  • PD Ports invest £1.5m into South Gare repairs
  • SeAH Wind sign contract securing 700 Teesworks jobs
  • ‘Imaginative Productions’ named operator for Coatham’s Coastal Activity Hub


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Richard and Dan at Redcar | Cleveland Ambassadors!

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