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Positive Futures scaling up with Growth Capital Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on October 16, 2019

A North East training company is aiming to scale up its operations with the help of a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Positive Futures (NE) works with a range of local authorities and further education colleges across […]


Driving prosperity and environmental sustainability – an impact investors view

Uploaded by in Our Insight on October 1, 2019

NEL Fund Managers has been investing for positive impact end economic development in the North East of England for 30 years. We do this by applying positive screening methods to our investment decision making, taking in to account not only the financial returns for our investors but the […]


NEL Fund Managers passes £100m investments value landmark

Uploaded by in NEL News on October 1, 2019

The North East’s longest-standing business investor has taken the total amount it has invested in growing regional companies past the £100m mark. NEL Fund Managers has made 847 investments across the North East since being set up in 1989, helping to create and secure thousands of jobs within […]


£500,000 investment secures growth plans for Bastion

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on September 18, 2019

Newcastle based Bastion Security Products – a government and MoD-approved supplier of industry-leading physical security systems – has secured a £500,000 investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund to support rapid business growth and the creation of up to 20 […]


Equibalancer galloping towards growth after winning North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on September 12, 2019

A County Durham-based equine supplement manufacturer is galloping for growth after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Equibalancer produces a range of feeds which ensure horses get all the nutrients they need to stay healthy and which […]


North East’s first urban winery toasts NEL investment support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on September 4, 2019

The North East’s first urban winery is aiming to change people’s perceptions of English wines with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Based in Team Valley, Laneberg Wine is the most northerly winery in the […]


Chat Heroes talking up growth plans after investment win

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on August 27, 2019

A successful North Tyneside-based managed web chat service is talking up its growth plans after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Chat Heroes helps clients across a wide range of sectors convert website traffic into useful business […]


Innovation Supernetwork invests in own future growth with new office space

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on August 5, 2019

A North East business support organisation is investing in its own future development by moving into larger bespoke office space. Innovation Supernetwork is using a £24,000 investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund to support its move into new premises […]


PaddlePod to make a splash in the North East

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on July 22, 2019

A North East company has invested £700,000 in creating two new, state-of-the-art pools as part of its on-going commitment to helping young people learn to swim. PaddlePod will initially see the creation of two purpose-built pools, which will both be open this autumn. The company has taken over […]


Thirty years of North East business investment for NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in NEL News on July 4, 2019

The North East’s longest-standing business investor is celebrating after completing three decades of investing in growing regional companies. NEL Fund Managers has made 826 investments across the North East worth a total of £98.4m since being set up in 1989, and has helped to create and secure thousands […]