Recent Investments Archive

Big River Bakery’s investment needs met by NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 15, 2020

A unique community bakery is on the rise after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Newcastle-based Big River Bakery is a social enterprise which specialises in slow ferment, handmade breads, savoury goods and sweet treats made with […]


Laneberg Wine pressing on with second NEL investment

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

The North East’s first urban winery is scaling up its operations after securing a second investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Laneberg Wine is the UK’s most northerly winery and released its first vintage of white and rosé wines in 2019 […]


Finnmark Sauna growth plans get warm reception from NEL Fund Managers

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on October 1, 2020

A County Durham firm which designs and builds authentic high-end Finnish saunas is looking to steam ahead after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Brothers Jake and Max Newport set up Finnmark Sauna four years ago with […]


Expanding Dunston craft brewery raising a glass to NEL investment support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on September 22, 2020

The growth plans of an ambitious North East craft brewery based in a famous location are coming to a head thanks to a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. The Great North Eastern Brewing Company produces a growing range […]


Signs are good for Radecal’s growth plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on September 8, 2020

A successful Wearside signage and graphics firm is making space to expand its operations with the help a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Radecal Signs is turning a 4,000 sq ft area of land alongside its premises on […]


Million pound investment to help sub-surface testing firm lay down foundations for growth

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on July 30, 2020

An ambitious County Durham ground investigation business has secured a one million pound investment package to help support its growth ambitions. Exploration & Testing Associates (ETA) has established a new state-of-the-art materials testing laboratory at its head office in Bowburn from which it is working with a growing […]


NEL warms to second investment request from Electek Solutions

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on July 16, 2020

An award-winning County Durham renewable energy consultancy is scaling up its operations after securing a second investment from the North East Fund. Electek Solutions Limited (ESL) designs, specifies and installs electrical and mechanical renewable energy systems and solutions for businesses of all sizes and across all sectors, with […]


Expert baker Leanne finally set to open the doors to Elsie’s Kitchen

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on July 3, 2020

A talented South Tyneside baker is finally set to open the doors to her new shop after a three-month delay caused by the pandemic. Leanne Cummings set up dessert delivery service Elsie’s Kitchen two years ago, making a range of different cakes and puddings in the kitchen 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 […]


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, […]