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Outside investments crucial to helping Royston power on

Uploaded by in Success Stories on November 1, 2017

The role of outside investment in helping a specialist North East engineering firm win contracts around the world has been praised by its management team. Royston Power Generation sells, installs, maintains, services and repairs diesel engines for a wide range of domestic and overseas blue chip clients in […]


Evaluagent making the right calls with new contract wins

Uploaded by in Success Stories on September 7, 2017

A specialist North East software developer is casting its gaze across the Atlantic after picking up four major new contracts and increasing its annual turnover by 20 per cent in the last year. EvaluAgent designs software solutions for contact centres which use ‘gamification’ techniques to help ensure customers […]


New products in pipeline as Orcalight shines on Blue Planet once again

Uploaded by in Success Stories on September 4, 2017

A specialist North East manufacturer is looking to build on its international underwater success by targeting new markets with new products. Orcalight manufactures the world’s most powerful dive light, which is the main light to have been used in the filming of the BBC’s forthcoming landmark natural history […]


Clifford James Consultants in Top Gear After Growth Fund Investment Exit

Uploaded by in Success Stories on April 18, 2017

A Northumberland firm that specialises in a niche area of motoring and insurance law is in the fast lane towards becoming a UK-wide operator after exiting from a six-figure investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund. Clifford James Consultants Ltd (CJC) is one of the […]


New Contracts put Bounce in Jump Management Team’s Step

Uploaded by in Success Stories on September 19, 2016

The management team at an ambitious digital brand strategy and design agency is jumping for joy after picking up a succession of new contracts. Newcastle-based JUMP offers the full range of creative design and digital commerce services to a growing roster of regional and national clients, including the […]


Powerdial Services Sets Up New Technical Apprenticeship and Cloud-Based Voice Offering

Uploaded by in Success Stories on August 23, 2016

An ambitious County Durham technology business has set up its first technical apprenticeship to help ensure it has the skills required to support its continuing growth. Powerdial Services is a provider of business collaboration and ICT solutions and services to dozens of well-known national and international brands, as […]


Impact of Investment Capital Praised as Callstream Group Acquired by US Technology Giant J2 Global

Uploaded by in Success Stories on May 10, 2016

The potential for growth capital investments to help North East companies achieve global success has been highlighted by the acquisition by a US technology giant of a successful communications firm with regional roots. Callstream Group Limited, a leading national provider of cloud-based call management technology, has been acquired […]


ID Partnership Exits Growth Fund Investment with Plans to Build for the Future

Uploaded by in Success Stories on February 23, 2016

A long-standing North East architecture practice has praised the impact of outside capital on the speed and breadth of its development after completing the investment period. In 2012, The ID Partnership-northern worked with regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers to bring in a £150,000 investment from the […]


Formula Plastics Exits Successful NEL Investment with Eye on Further Growth

Uploaded by in Success Stories on November 13, 2015

A County Durham injection moulding firm is aiming for further expansion after more than doubling its turnover through the five-year term of a Finance for Business North East Growth Fund investment. Formula Plastics manufactures a range of components which are used in vehicles made by some of the […]


Coffin Maker Praises Role of Investment Capital After Breaking £10M Turnover Barrier

Uploaded by in Success Stories on October 20, 2015

The head of the UK’s largest independent coffin manufacturer has praised the impact that outside investment has had on the growth of his business after seeing it break through the £10m annual turnover barrier. Julian Atkinson, managing director at JC Atkinson & Co, has seen the Washington-based firm’s […]