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New Horizon Marketing scaling up with Small Loan Fund investment support

Uploaded by in Small Loan Fund on June 18, 2020

A North East digital marketing and advertising firm is aiming to scale up its operations with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. New Horizon Marketing delivers organic and paid-for search campaigns for a range of […]


Alpha Process Controls and Aldona Seals launching scale-up plans with Growth Capital Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on June 3, 2020

Two newly-independent County Durham engineering firms are aiming to scale up their operations after securing six-figure investments from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Alpha Process Controls and Aldona Seals were both recently acquired from the Knorr-Bremse Group, the German parent […]


NEL Fund Managers doubles maximum investment value for Small Loan Fund

Uploaded by in NEL News on June 1, 2020

The maximum amount available to North East SMEs from a £9m investment fund has been doubled by the region’s longest-standing business investor. NEL Fund Managers is responsible for investing the £9m North East Small Loan Fund, which usually offers loans of up to £50,000, and is designed to […]


Youth Sport Nutrition hoping for healthy growth with Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 19, 2020

A specialist sports nutrition business set up by two former Newcastle United coaches is aiming for a healthy increase in its turnover after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Youth Sport Nutrition spent two years developing Pro-Teen, […]


NEL splashes out with £30,000 investment in water tank installation specialist

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 12, 2020

A specialist construction company is aiming to make an even bigger splash within its industry after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. GWSS specialises in the installation, removal, maintenance and repair of large sectional water storage tanks, […]


Angell Petco taking the lead with Small Loan Fund investment backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on May 4, 2020

A successful online dog food retailer has fetched a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund to help it put scale-up plans into action. Angell Petco sells its own brand range of natural healthy premium dog food, as well as […]


COVID-19 : An update from NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in Our Insight, NEL News on March 25, 2020

During these difficult times we would like to assure our portfolio businesses, investors and stakeholders that the NEL team are working to support you. We have had many conversations with portfolio businesses in recent days and would like to applaud their positive attitudes and resilience throughout this situation. […]


Gateshead video production company focussed on growth after Small Loan Fund investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on March 11, 2020

A successful North East video production company founded by two schoolfriends is ready to roll after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. YourFilm produces TV and cinema commercials, promotional videos and training films for a wide range […]


Jump looking to make leap overseas with Growth Capital Fund backing

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on March 6, 2020

A Newcastle digital brand strategy and design agency is casting ambitious eyes overseas after securing a six-figure investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund Supported by the European Regional Development Fund. JUMP offers creative design and digital solutions to a growing roster of regional and national clients, […]


Father and son’s high-end bike brand hitting the road with second NEL investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on March 2, 2020

A successful boutique bike brand run by a North East father and son team is hitting the road after securing its second investment from regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers. Ian and Trevor Hughes launched their first custom-built bike under the Vielo Sports brand in 2018 after […]