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NEL’s Yvonne Gale appointed to Small Business Commissioner’s national advisory board

Uploaded by in NEL News on December 4, 2019

A North East business investment expert has been chosen to serve on the national advisory board for the Small Business Commissioner’s Office. Dr Yvonne Gale is now acting as one of three independent advisors who provide leadership support and direction to the Office, which was set up in […]


Talented Leanne cooks up plans for full-time catering business

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on November 28, 2019

A talented South Tyneside baker is turning her passion into her livelihood with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Leanne Cummings set up desert delivery service Elsie’s Kitchen 18 months ago, making a range of […]


Nudge Education pushing for growth with North East Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on November 19, 2019

An innovative North East firm which helps disenfranchised young people reengage with education is aiming to scale up and expand outside the region with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Nudge Education provides individualised intervention […]


Renovo shaping bright future with Small Loan Fund investment backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 30, 2019

A young County Durham entrepreneur is shaping a successful future for his business after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Antony Gray set up Renovo Solutions last year after working his way up with his previous employer […]


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 […]