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Troynorth developing designs on growth with £30,000 Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on December 13, 2018

A specialist Northumberland interior design business has sewn up a £30,000 investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund to help it expand its product range, grow its turnover and bring in new customers. Troynorth supplies top quality trimmings, tie backs and […]


NEL Fund Managers signs Armed Forces Covenant in support of ex-service entrepreneurs

Uploaded by in NEL News on December 4, 2018

Regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers has given its official backing to supporting ex-service personnel as they move into civilian life and new commercial roles. Having invested in a number of businesses set up and run by former military personnel, NEL has now become a signatory to […]


North Tyneside tech firm looking to clean up with small loan fund investment backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on November 21, 2018

A North Tyneside technology firm is aiming to clean up right around the country after securing a £35,000 investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Cleanily uses web and smartphone technology to connect independent cleaning professionals with people looking for […]


Spotlight on Mentors’ & NEDs’ role in driving business scale-up agenda at free event

Uploaded by in NEL News on November 14, 2018

The positive impact that non-executive directors and business mentors can have on helping North East firms realise their scale-up ambitions will be in the spotlight at a free event taking place next week. The Scaling Your Business Through Mentors and Non-Executive Directors seminar is designed to give business […]


Rosebirch fit for future growth with Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on November 8, 2018

A North East commercial fit out firm is going after more and bigger contracts with the help of a £50,000 investment from the new North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Rosebirch Fit Out Solutions works both across the UK and in continental Europe […]


Ion wins £50,000 Small Loan Fund investment to support scale-up plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 16, 2018

A North East business technology firm is aiming to scale up and double its workforce after winning a £50,000 investment from the new North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. ION uses advanced enterprise cloud technologies and bespoke business transformation services to help […]


Investing for a sustainable future

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 27, 2018

Sustainability, as defined in the Brundtland Report is ‘Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ In other words, it’s about taking positive action now to create a better future for ourselves and generations to come. […]


Impact investing: we need to showcase our profession’s expertise

Uploaded by in Our Insight on September 10, 2018

Guest blog from Dr Yvonne Gale, CEO of NEL Fund Managers, as published by the Institute of Economic Development I recently attended the IED’s inaugural CPD workshop on inclusive growth where one of the delegates and I had a discussion about the recent independent advisory board report on […]


Sustinere warming to north east expansion thanks to £350,000 investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on September 4, 2018

A Tyneside engineering firm is planning to grow its operations on home soil and double its turnover after securing a major six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Sustinere Solutions specialises in installing large scale renewable energy solutions such […]


NEL passes £1m mark for investments from new funds

Uploaded by in NEL News on August 23, 2018

The total value of investments made by regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers from the two new funds it is managing has gone past the £1m mark in just a few months. NEL is the only fund management firm to be awarded two of the five funds […]