Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is today (25 July) responding to the news that the private owners of HMS Endeavour and the Teesside Princess plan to auction the boats later this summer.
Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Councillor Bob Cook, said: “Stockton-on-Tees is changing at a rapid pace and is a great place to do business. Earlier this month we saw global leader in live entertainment, ATG, commit to operating the restored Globe for the next 25 years and the construction of a Hampton by Hilton hotel will get under way this summer. Meanwhile, many high quality independent businesses and shops are choosing to establish themselves in Stockton too.
“The ten mile stretch of tidal controlled river, much of which features a striking lighting scheme, provides a stunning and unique backdrop to any business based here.
“And, just a short walk from where the HMS Endeavour and the Teesside Princess are based is the Olympic standard Tees Barrage International White Water Centre which is also home to Air Trail, the biggest high ropes structure of its kind in the UK.
“HMS Endeavour and the Teesside Princess are not owned by the Council but we are looking forward with interest to see which businesses come forward to take on this exciting opportunity to operate the boats and will of course, as we do with any new business, offer our help and support to ensure their venture is a success here in the Borough.”