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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 […]


Impact investing since 1989

Uploaded by in Our Insight on June 28, 2019

NEL Fund Managers is an employee owned fund management company, specialising in achieving blended returns and positive impact for our investors. The place-based economic generation funds that we’ve managed over the years, have varied in geography and although our main focus has been on the North East of […]


Tech firm Street Systems moving forward with NEL investment backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on June 26, 2019

A North East technology firm which gathers and uses data to analyse how people and traffic circulate in the built environment is mapping out its own future direction. Streets Systems is using a £25,000 investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund […]


Offshore engineering firm expands following management buy out

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on June 17, 2019

A North East-based offshore engineering firm has expanded and rebranded following an impressive 12 months of growth and a management buy-out. Fabricom Offshore Services, which has a history spanning over 30 years, was a subsidiary of French energy group Engie until it became Quanta Fabricom following its acquisition […]


NEL buys into Wesellanycompany.com expansion with Small Loan Fund investment

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

An online platform which helps regional business owners find buyers for their companies is set to take its brand nationwide with the help of a new investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Founded by well-known North East corporate finance expert […]


Hall & Angus workplace and school programmes win Small Loan Fund investment backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 20, 2019

A North East substance and alcohol misuse management company is set to roll out new education programmes for workplaces and schools with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Hall & Angus provides bespoke training and […]


Electek energised after NEL investment backing for new office upgrade

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 13, 2019

An award-winning County Durham renewable energy consultancy has moved into bigger and better premises to help support its scale-up plans – and it is already creating new jobs as a result. Electek Solutions (ESL) has used a £50,000 investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The […]


A Greener Solutions powering on with Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 13, 2019

A North Tyneside renewable energy consultancy is powering on towards a brighter future with the help of a new investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. A Greener Solution provides energy assessment, procurement, monitoring and efficiency services to a range of […]


NEL partnering with ‘If We Can You Can’ Challenge to help more firms get investment ready

Uploaded by in NEL News on April 17, 2019

Regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers is launching a new partnership with the If We Can You Can Challenge to help more North East businesses get themselves ‘investment ready’. The initiative will see the two partners holding a series of events right through the year which will […]


Aspect Facades aiming high with ambitious expansion plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on April 3, 2019

A high-end County Durham roofing business is aiming to scale up and triple its turnover by the end of next year after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Aspect Facades specialises in the design, supply, installation and […]