NEL News Archive

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 […]


Whitmell Returns to Strengthen NEL Fund Managers’ Board

Uploaded by in NEL News on October 20, 2016

A highly experienced business consultant has returned to regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers in a part-time role to add his considerable strategic and commercial expertise to its main board. David Whitmell worked as the Newcastle-based firm’s chief operating officer before leaving in 2011 to set up […]


Hundred up for NEL Fund Managers as Growth Fund Extension Leads to Enquiry Surge

Uploaded by in NEL News on July 6, 2016

The announcement of a £4m extension to the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund has led to an unprecedented surge in interest from ambitious regional businesses looking to access it. Fund management firm NEL Fund Managers has received more than 100 enquiries over the last three months […]


Experienced Business Figures Join NEL Fund Managers’ Investment Committee

Uploaded by in NEL News on June 29, 2016

Two well-known North East businesspeople have been recruited to further strengthen the investment committee at regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers James Robson MBE and Simon Lenney have become part of the team that makes decisions on which investment applications to the Finance For Business North East […]