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NEL Fund Managers appoints Graham Thrower as non-executive chairman

Uploaded by in NEL News on May 30, 2018

A hugely experienced North East business executive has joined regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers as its new non-executive chairman. Graham Thrower has held board-level positions in global investment, economic development and creative industry sectors, including with North East Access To Finance, Newcastle Science City and regional […]


David and Jonathan step up to director roles at NEL

Uploaded by in NEL News on May 9, 2018

Two well-known North East dealmakers have stepped up to senior management roles at regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers. David Thomas has been named as the Newcastle-based firm’s investment director, while Jonathan Luke has been promoted to portfolio director in recognition of their contribution to NEL winning […]


NEL seeking investment applications as growth capital fund and small loan funds open for business

Uploaded by in NEL News on April 30, 2018

Ambitious North East businesses are being invited to apply for investments from two new funds worth a total of £27m that could help them expand their operations and create new jobs. NEL Fund Managers is the only fund management firm to be awarded two of the five funds […]


Returns from Growth Fund investments pass £25m landmark

Uploaded by in NEL News on April 10, 2018

The financial returns received on regional investments made by fund management firm NEL Fund Managers from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund have surpassed the £25m mark after almost £5m was added to the pot in the last 12 months. NEL made 146 investments worth a […]


NEL’s Yvonne takes centre stage at global Dubai investment conference

Uploaded by in NEL News on March 23, 2018

A North East investment expert has been speaking at a global investment finance conference in Dubai on the best ways to encourage small businesses to succeed and grow. Dr Yvonne Gale, chief executive at NEL Fund Managers, was invited to present her ideas on financial inclusion at the […]


Career Investment for Mark with Move to NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in NEL News on May 25, 2017

Regional fund management NEL Fund Managers has added three decades of financial industry experience to its team with the appointment of Mark Wharton. Mark has joined NEL as a portfolio executive after almost 30 years with the Co-operative Bank in the North East, the last 25 of which […]


NEL’s Yvonne Called in as Advisor on £500m UAE Innovation Fund

Uploaded by in NEL News on March 13, 2017

A North East investment expert has been appointed to a panel of worldwide advisors who will work with the United Arab Emirates’ government on the investment of a new £500m innovation fund. Dr Yvonne Gale, chief executive at NEL Fund Managers, is one of 11 members of the […]


NEL Fund Managers Investing In New Apprentice Abigail

Uploaded by in NEL News on March 6, 2017

Regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers is investing in the career of a young County Durham woman after signing her up as their first ever apprentice. Abigail Cook has joined the Newcastle-based firm on a two-year apprenticeship programme, which will see her getting a thorough grounding in […]


Returns from Growth Fund Investments Pass £20M Landmark

Uploaded by in NEL News on February 6, 2017

The financial returns received so far on regional investments made by fund management firm NEL Fund Managers from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund has surpassed the £20m mark well ahead of schedule. Since the Growth Fund launched in early 2010, NEL has made 146 investments […]


Mike Heads Home to Boost NEL Fund Managers’ Investment Team

Uploaded by in NEL News on October 28, 2016

A North East finance professional has come home to join regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers’ investment team. Mike Guellard has joined the Newcastle-based firm as an investment executive, and is now part of the team working with businesses looking for investments from the Finance For Business […]