Recent Investments Archive

North East innovation going global to help improve oil & gas pipeline safety

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on August 1, 2018

A Northumberland entrepreneur’s simple application of technology to improve safety within the oil, gas and power industries is set to go global after winning support from the new North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Jon Naylor has more than 30 years’ experience […]


HR consultancy gains first small loan fund investment to support growth plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Small Loan Fund on July 23, 2018

A South Tyneside-based business support specialist is set to widen its horizons thanks to a five-figure investment from the new North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. The HR Dept Newcastle works with expanding companies across South Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead which don’t […]


Ronco Engineering secures first investment from £120m North East Fund

Uploaded by in Recent Investments, Growth Capital Fund on May 22, 2018

A County Durham precision engineering firm has secured the first investment to be made from the new £120m North East Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Ronco Engineering has worked with NEL Fund Managers to secure a £250,000 investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund […]


Sadler Brown Designs on New Markets Backed by Growth Fund Investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on April 4, 2017

An ambitious North East architects’ practice is hoping to build on the success it’s enjoying both at home and abroad by breaking into a range of new markets. Over the last two years, Sadler Brown has seen its headcount increase from eight people to 28 as it has […]


OneGym Strengthens Teesside Presence With Latest Growth Fund Investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on February 27, 2017

A successful County Durham-headquartered fitness business is going from strength to strength after opening its latest gym on Teesside. OneGym has added a 12,000 sq ft fitness facility on the border on Ingleby Barwick and Thornaby to its existing successful branches in Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe and Redcar. […]


She’s Gott It Exhibiting Growth Ambitions with New Audio/Visual Division

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on November 30, 2016

One of the North East’s best known female entrepreneurs is taking her event management business into a new era by establishing a new audio/visual division. Nickie Gott set up She’s Gott It 15 years ago and has since turned the County Durham-based firm into a £1.1m turnover operation […]


e2E Looking To Take Off With Growth Fund Investment Support

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on November 7, 2016

The North East is set to provide the launch pad for new market-leading miniaturised satellite technology thanks to a six-figure investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund. e2E Satcom Ltd will be creating up to 19 North East jobs over the next three years as […]


Contact Centre Software Developer Dials in to Win £300,000 Growth Fund Investment

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on September 28, 2016

A specialist North East software developer is looking to expand both at home and overseas after bringing in a six-figure investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund. EvaluAgent designs software solutions for contact centres which use ‘gamification’ techniques to help ensure customers receive the best […]


Redemption Food Serves up New Product Development and Expansion Plans

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on September 6, 2016

Plans to develop new products and grow its customers base are on the menu for a County Durham food producer after its new management team brought in significant outside investment to support its expansion. Redemption Food manufactures a range of fresh soups, stews, sauces and fruit toppers which […]


Bespoke Investment to Help High-End Bike Brand Make Tracks

Uploaded by in Recent Investments on July 26, 2016

A father and son team is riding high after attracting a six-figure investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund to help widen the reach of their high-end cycling business. Ian and Trevor Hughes are the management team behind Vielo Sports Ltd, the sole UK distributor […]